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These Are The 93 Safest Countries To Visit In 2023

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Now that COVID-19 measures and entry requirements have been removed from most countries across the world, travelers are reverting back to considering more traditional safety concerns regarding their next travel destination. 

According to the U.S. State Department, there are 93 countries on “Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions”, the lowest advisory status for safety and security risk, meaning travelers can explore these destinations without worry.

These are the 93 safest countries to visit next year:

Train in Zermatt, Switzerland going over a bridge with a waterfall on the left and mountains in the background


If you are looking for white sand beaches, the warm and turquoise Caribbean Sea, and a fascinating culture for your next vacation, Aruba is a great option! This Dutch island is not only beautiful and safe, but there are also so many things to do: from exploring caves to visiting a donkey sanctuary to snorkeling at its gorgeous beaches. Its special architecture, people, and natural beauty will charm any traveler.

Overhead shot of beach in aruba in the caribbean


You don’t have to travel too far to discover amazing destinations. Now that there are finally more flight options available and the direct train connecting New York to Montreal is coming back, U.S. travelers have the perfect opportunity to visit this spectacular country. From the CN tower in Toronto to the Notre Dame Basilica of Montreal to the famous Banff National Park, there are iconic destinations for all kinds of travelers.

Aerial view of Montreal, Canada


Now that this country is joining the Schengen Zone and adopting the Euro in January 2023, visitors can easily include this destination on their next Europe trip. This country has it all, impressive cities, fascinating coasts, beautiful landscapes, and unique architecture. Tourists shouldn’t miss its fascinating city Dubrovnik, an incredibly well-preserved medieval city.

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View of a marble bay in Croatia


This country was one of the most popular destinations this summer. People from all over the world visited its beaches, enjoyed its nice weather and nightlife, and explored its historic monuments. Besides visiting the iconic Mykonos and Santorini, travelers can also explore off-the-beaten-path destination towns in Greece like Kavala or Ioannina.

View of the coast in Santorini during sunset.


Digital nomads and expats are flocking to Portugal for a reason. This safe and charming country has been offering international travelers the best of Europe—landscapes, history, culture, food, wines, and more— for a better price than its neighboring countries. It was recently recognized as the best country in the world by Condé Nast and should definitely be on any traveler’s bucket list.

Porto, Portugal old town on the Douro River.


This country is known for its luxury, impressive Alps, delicious chocolate and cheeses, and scenic trains. Switzerland is considered the safest country in the world and offers travelers adventures and unique experiences. Zürich, the financial district (also known among travelers as a very expensive city), is a great base to explore the central region of this country.

Main Street In Lauterbrunnen In Switzerland, Central Europe

South Korea 

This country’s pop culture has spread across the world, and now many travelers are interested in visiting South Korea for its popular music (K-pop) and TV shows. Despite its proximity to North Korea, this country has very safe borders and very low crime rates. Travelers can explore its Buddhist temples and fascinating cities and taste its flavorful and healthy cuisine.

a seaside view of Busan, South Korea


Since the U.S. dollar got stronger than many other currencies this year, travelers are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity to visit Japan. Visitors can attend the Cherry blossom festival, visit Tokyo and Kyoto, and, of course, take amazing photos of the fascinating temples and castles across the country. Japan and its culture offer travelers unique and unforgettable experiences.

People in a boat in japan with beautiful foliage

The Complete List Of The Safest Countries To Visit In 2023: 

  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Bonaire
  • Botswana
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Buthan
  • Canada
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cambodia
  • Comoros
  • Croatia
  • Curacao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic 
  • Dominica
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Estonia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • French Guiana 
  • French Polynesia
  • French West Indies
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Lesotho
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Palau
  • Paraguay
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Rwanda
  • Saba
  • Saint Kitts
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and The Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Sint Maarten
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • The Gambia
  • The Kyrgyz Republic
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Vanuatu

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Sunday 25th of December 2022

Zurich is not the capital of Switzerland. Capital is Berne, 120 km from Zurich.

Tyler Fox

Sunday 25th of December 2022

Typo on our part, updated. Thank you!


Sunday 25th of December 2022

Many of the countries in this list only allow vaccinated travellers therefore they can't be classed as open for business whilst discrimination is still there in my opinion.


Sunday 25th of December 2022

@Linda, not true anymore, most countries in Europa have cancelled all restrictions.


Sunday 25th of December 2022


To the best of my knowledge different countries have had their own vaccine requirements since well before my earliest overseas trip as a baby in 1960, depending on what diseases they are needing to keep under control in their country.

The U.S. has its own vaccine requirements for people coming from other countries. It's common sense.