Places where not to travel in 2016

Over the past year there has been an increase in the number of terrorist attacks occurring in cities around the world. Before booking your next holiday it is important to do proper research and learn what destinations should be avoided. Here are a few places that you might want to wait a few years before heading to.



While it is rich in history and beauty Egypt is far from safe. In 2013 the World Economic Forum stated that Pakistan and Yemen were safer than Egypt. Any non-essential travel here should be avoided. Having said that, there are places such as the Red Sea coastal resorts, Sharm el-Sheikh and the upper Nile that are supposedly safe to travel to.



After the deadly attacks in June 2015 at the resort in Port El Kantaoui and in March in the northern African country of Tunisia, there are many that may be cautious before booking flights to this popular holiday destination. The Current Foreign & Commonwealth Office also encourages only essential travelling. Tunisia’s state of emergency is extended to June 22, 2016.



On March 19 there was an attack in Istanbul which took the lives of 4 people and injured dozens. There were also attacks in Ankara near the train station which killed 100 people. Terrorism threats still remain high according to the Department of Foreign Affairs. If you can’t resist the urge to go to Turkey, at least try and avoid the Syrian border as there is a lot of unrest in this region.



Having listed places that might want to be avoided for your 2016 holiday, remember that the chances of actually dying from a terrorist attack are quite low. Data scientist Zeeshan ul Hassan states that the odds of dying from an attack are 1 in 9.3 million. You are much more likely to die from fatally slipping in the shower, which is 1 in 812,232, or from dying from falling off a ladder, which is 1 in 2.3 million.

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