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Europe's top 10 safest countries for travellers

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New study ranks Switzerland as the safest place to travel in Europe, followed by Iceland and Norway.
New study ranks Switzerland as the safest place to travel in Europe, followed by Iceland and Norway. Photo Credit: Adobe Stock/Sergey Novikov

Travel agents can play a crucial role in ensuring their clients have a safe and enjoyable vacation. With this list of the top 10 safest European destinations you can help your clients plan their dream trip with peace of mind.

According to a recent study by Gamblino.com, Switzerland ranks as the safest country in Europe, echoing findings from an earlier study by Forbes Adviser which also named Switzerland as the safest European country for holidays in summer 2022.

The Gamblino.com study analysed various factors such as homicides, assaults, road fatalities, natural disaster risk, and the global peace index to determine which countries are the safest for travellers.

Here's a list of the top 10 safest European destinations, ranked by Gamblino.com according to their safety index scores (the lower the score, the safer the country is):

  Country Safety Index 
 1. Switzerland  45.0
 2. Iceland  47.4 
 3. Norway  47.9 
 4. Denmark  49.4 
 5. Luxembourg  50.0
 6. Finland  51.2 
 7. Ireland  51.5 
 8. Netherlands  52.0
 9. Austria  52.1
 10. Sweden 52.2

These countries have low rates of crime, natural disaster risks and are considered among the most peaceful nations in the world. With stunning landscapes, rich cultural heritage and world-renowned attractions, these destinations offer unique travel experiences for your clients.

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