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Belarus Ranks As Safe For Tourists On Travel Risk Map 2017

Belarus has been put in the group of low-risk travel destinations by International SOS and Control Risks in the Travel Risk Map 2017. The map is published to help organisations better understand the risks in the markets where they operate and travel.

The Travel Risk Map displays each country’s medical risk rating and travel security risk rating.  The result is a comprehensive overview of risks by destination.

Belarus is colored in yellow, a color code applied to the destinations where violent crime rates are low and racial, sectarian or political violence or civil unrest is uncommon; security and emergency services are adequate and infrastructure is sound, while industrial action and transport disruption are infrequent.

In a year when terrorism and the Zika virus have blighted travel, 72 per cent of people believe travel risks have increased over the past year and 57 per cent expect it to become even more dangerous next year, Daily Mail writes.

The Travel Risk Map for 2017 is released alongside the Ipsos Mori survey which provides an insight into the different attitudes and experience of travellers around the world.

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According to the survey, Europe is the region where risks are most commonly felt to have increased over the past year, with 50 per cent of respondents saying that risk has increased there, yet the risk rating for European countries remains the same as last year.

The countries deemed to have an insignificant risk rating are Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Switzerland, Slovenia and Denmark.