Safest Countries for U.S. Travelers (Part II)

 

Scandinavia

Scandinavia is really three countries, not just one—Denmark, Norway, and Sweden—and Berkshire Hathaway has also included neighboring Finland in this collection of safe destinations. They all have a good Global Peace Index due to low crime rates, top levels of political stability, and low levels of political violence. 

Like with Switzerland, the chief warning is the need to have lots of money. The State Department has Denmark at level two, mainly due to social tensions because of immigration and a marginally elevated risk of possible terrorism. The other three are level one. Scandinavia’s safest places score barely follows Switzerland.

Where to stay: In Denmark, Copenhagen Island has waterfront views and contemporary amenities in the busy neighborhood of Vesterbro.

Virgin Islands (U.S. and British)

Right behind Scandinavia is the Virgin Islands. Even though neither spot has a Global Peace Index, Berkshire gives both areas good marks on security and safety. But this one may make you think twice. In earlier years, the U.S. Virgin Islands had some soaring homicide rates in current years. But the State Department states the British Virgin Islands are at level one.

Where to stay: Lodge here in the British Virgin Islands right on the beach at Turtle Bay Resort.

Italy is a peaceful country.

Italy

Italy’s Global Peace Index is because of low homicide rates and political terror, even though petty crime in tourist areas is minor. The safest places score for Italy is in line with the aforementioned USVI and BVI and the State Department puts Italy at level two, mainly because of social tensions due to a slightly elevated risk of possible terrorism.

Where to stay: Boutique Hotel Campo de Fiori in Rome is created to duplicate antique structures from the Roma Baroque period. Guests enjoy lavishing amenities and historic charm for an economical price.