Tourism: Morocco in Top Ten Safest Countries Worldwide
The ranking, which assesses crime rates, terrorism threats, risk of natural disasters, and health issues in 20 countries, revealed Morocco as a destination as safe as Australia, Canada and japan and safer than Jordan, France, Italy, and Turkey.
The study’s crime rates are based on statistics by the World Economic Fund, likelihood of major natural disasters on the World Risk Report, health risks on the NHS Fit for Travel website, and terrorism risk levels on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) assessment.
In terms of terrorism worldwide, “Terrorism can’t be ruled out anywhere,” the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office wrote.
However, the report states that terrorism is “very likely in Australia, Jordan, France, the US, India, Thailand and Turkey,” more so than in Morocco and other countries.
Health risks are notable in travel destinations such as Singapore and Australia affected by dengue fever, and areas of India, South Africa, and Thailand affected by malaria, according to the report.
A January report of the US Department of State also ranked Morocco among the world’s least dangerous countries.
The State Department advised Americans visiting Morocco to “exercise normal precautions” while it cautioned US travelers to be extra cautious in Algeria or avoid it because of high terrorist threats.
The number of tourists visiting Morocco between January and August 2018 increased 8% to 8.7 million compared with the same period last year, according to the latest statistics by the Ministry of Tourism.