Travelling to exotic holiday destination is a rewarding and interesting experience for women, but most of them take it for granted because it seems liberating and safe. However, some countries should be avoided because female travelers are exposed to high risks there.

India

High-Risk Tourist Destinations for Women

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Gang rapes have increased rates, and modern reports suggest that sexual assaults happen every 20 minutes in this dangerous country. The frequency of different crimes and offenses against women has increased dramatically over the last few years. India is a tourist destination that women should think twice before visiting because of personal safety.

Brazil

Brazil

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In this country, violence is still widespread, and rape frequency increased considerably. For example, one western woman was raped in public transportation a few years ago, and this crime is not uncommon there. Robberies, rapes, and violence remain widespread problems.

Turkey

Turkey

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This country is only a few hours away from Europe, but it’s completely different in terms of the attitude to women. That’s because gender-based crimes are common there, and women do their best to raise more public awareness of this violence. However, it’s still a growing issue at this travel destination.

Thailand

Thailand

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Many travelers choose this destination each year, but recent accidents when foreign tourists were raped and killed opened a new violent side of this country. Here, gender-based crimes against women are very widespread too, so women should reconsider their trips to Thailand, especially if they are single travelers.

Egypt

Egypt

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Package holidays were very affordable and popular a few years ago, but after the revolution, this country became unstable and dangerous, especially for women. Think about a huge wave of rapes, attacks, and other sexual crimes there.

Colombia

Colombia

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The public transportation system of this country is the most dangerous for women. This place is safer than it was ten years ago, but it still has huge problems in terms of sexual violence against local poor women and female travelers.  The police have bad records when protecting them against sexual criminals.

South Africa

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There are many sexual offenses reports in this country, so it’s quite dangerous for women. It’s among leaders in the world when it comes to the rates of sexual assaults, rapes, robberies, and violence against women.