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Risk ratings watch


Factors include: (1) frequency and seriousness of the country's violent crime problem and/or, (2) the degree of political, economic and societal unrest (e.g. demonstrations and strikes that disrupt or paralyze important segments of the society turn violent or otherwise significantly impact an area of the country) and/or, (3) the stability of the government in the face of such problems (e.g. its ability to deal effectively with the problems and retain its governing authority) and/or, (4) the potential for internal or regional conflicts or war breaking out in the country and/or, (5) the capabilities and intentions of indigenous and transnational terrorists, guerrilla groups or other dangerous persons to engage in violence and their history for doing so.

Any one or a combination of these factors might result in changes to a country's risk level. Conditions that would qualify for a moderate, high, or extreme risk rating in any region or area of the country frequented by foreigners generally result in the whole country being rated at that level.

Sources used to develop ratings include government travel advisories and other advices to their citizens, ongoing monitoring and analysis of open-source materials and ongoing contacts with authoritative personnel both within and outside the affected countries.

Country Personnel Evacuation
Africa
Angola MODERATE MODERATE
Benin MODERATE LOW
Botswana LOW LOW
Burundi EXTREME HIGH
Cameroon MODERATE LOW
Cape Verde LOW LOW
Central African Republic HIGH HIGH
Chad HIGH HIGH
Comoros MODERATE MODERATE
Congo HIGH MODERATE
Congo (Democratic Republic) EXTREME HIGH
Djibouti MODERATE MODERATE
Equatorial Guinea MODERATE MODERATE
Gabon MODERATE LOW
Gambia MODERATE LOW
Ghana MODERATE LOW
Guinea-Bissau HIGH MODERATE
Ivory Coast HIGH HIGH
Kenya MODERATE MODERATE
Lesotho MODERATE LOW
Libya MODERATE MODERATE
Madagascar MODERATE LOW
Malawi MODERATE LOW
Mauritius LOW LOW
Morocco MODERATE MODERATE
Mozambique HIGH LOW
Namibia MODERATE LOW
Niger HIGH HIGH
Nigeria EXTREME HIGH
Reunion LOW LOW
Rwanda HIGH HIGH
Sao Tome and Principe MODERATE LOW
Senegal MODERATE LOW
Seychelles LOW LOW
Sierra Leone HIGH MODERATE
Somalia EXTREME EXTREME
South Africa MODERATE MODERATE
Swaziland MODERATE LOW
Tanzania MODERATE MODERATE
Togo MODERATE MODERATE
Tunisia MODERATE MODERATE
Zambia MODERATE LOW
Zimbabwe EXTREME EXTREME
Guinea MODERATE LOW
Asia & Oceania
Australia LOW LOW
Bangladesh HIGH HIGH
Bhutan LOW LOW
Brunei LOW LOW
Burma HIGH HIGH
Cambodia MODERATE MODERATE
China MODERATE LOW
East Timor HIGH HIGH
Fiji HIGH HIGH
French Polynesia LOW LOW
India MODERATE MODERATE
Indonesia HIGH HIGH
Japan LOW LOW
Kazakhstan MODERATE MODERATE
Kiribati LOW LOW
Korea, North MODERATE HIGH
Korea, South MODERATE MODERATE
Kyrgyzstan HIGH HIGH
Laos MODERATE LOW
Macau MODERATE LOW
Malaysia MODERATE LOW
Maldives LOW MODERATE
Marshall Islands LOW LOW
Micronesia (Federated States) LOW LOW
Mongolia LOW LOW
Nauru LOW LOW
Nepal HIGH HIGH
New Caledonia LOW LOW
New Zealand LOW LOW
Pakistan EXTREME EXTREME
Palau LOW LOW
Papua New Guinea HIGH MODERATE
Philippines HIGH MODERATE
Samoa LOW LOW
Singapore LOW LOW
Solomon Islands MODERATE MODERATE
Sri Lanka HIGH HIGH
Taiwan LOW LOW
Tajikistan HIGH HIGH
Thailand MODERATE MODERATE
Tonga LOW LOW
Turkmenistan MODERATE MODERATE
Tuvalu LOW LOW
Uzbekistan HIGH HIGH
Vanuatu LOW LOW
Vietnam MODERATE LOW
Europe
Albania MODERATE LOW
Andorra LOW LOW
Armenia MODERATE MODERATE
Austria LOW LOW
Azerbaijan MODERATE MODERATE
Belarus HIGH MODERATE
Belgium LOW LOW
Bosnia and Herzegovina MODERATE LOW
Bulgaria LOW LOW
Croatia MODERATE LOW
Cyprus LOW LOW
Czech Republic LOW LOW
Denmark LOW LOW
Estonia MODERATE LOW
Finland LOW LOW
France LOW LOW
Georgia HIGH HIGH
Germany LOW LOW
Gibraltar LOW LOW
Greece LOW LOW
Greenland LOW LOW
Hungary LOW LOW
Iceland LOW LOW
Ireland LOW LOW
Italy LOW LOW
Latvia LOW LOW
Liechtenstein LOW LOW
Lithuania LOW LOW
Luxembourg LOW LOW
Macedonia MODERATE LOW
Malta LOW LOW
Moldova MODERATE MODERATE
Monaco LOW LOW
Netherlands LOW LOW
Norway LOW LOW
Poland LOW LOW
Portugal LOW LOW
Romania MODERATE LOW
Russia MODERATE MODERATE
Slovakia
Slovenia LOW LOW
Spain LOW LOW
Sweden LOW LOW
Switzerland LOW LOW
Turkey MODERATE LOW
Ukraine MODERATE MODERATE
United Kingdom LOW LOW
Middle East
Bahrain LOW LOW
Israel EXTREME HIGH
Jordan HIGH MODERATE
Kuwait MODERATE LOW
Oman LOW LOW
Qatar MODERATE LOW
Saudi Arabia HIGH MODERATE
United Arab Emirates MODERATE MODERATE
North & Central America & the Caribbean
Antigua and Barbuda MODERATE LOW
Aruba LOW LOW
Bahamas LOW LOW
Barbados MODERATE LOW
Belize MODERATE LOW
Bermuda LOW LOW
Canada LOW LOW
Costa Rica MODERATE LOW
Dominica LOW LOW
Dominican Republic HIGH LOW
El Salvador MODERATE LOW
Grenada MODERATE LOW
Guatemala MODERATE LOW
Honduras MODERATE LOW
Jamaica HIGH MODERATE
Mexico MODERATE LOW
Nicaragua MODERATE MODERATE
Panama MODERATE LOW
Puerto Rico MODERATE MODERATE
Trinidad and Tobago MODERATE MODERATE
United States MODERATE LOW
South America
Argentina MODERATE MODERATE
Bolivia HIGH HIGH
Brazil HIGH LOW
Chile LOW LOW
Colombia EXTREME HIGH
Ecuador HIGH MODERATE
French Guiana MODERATE LOW
Guyana MODERATE LOW
Paraguay MODERATE MODERATE
Peru HIGH MODERATE
Suriname LOW LOW
Uruguay MODERATE LOW
Venezuela HIGH HIGH