This is our peculiar fail compilation from some of those countries that have a red warning at the top of the page in Wikivoyage or on the Foreign Office website. Every year there is a new list of states in conflict, places where virtually no one would think to go on holiday. Countries like Afghanistan are not exactly included among the world’s most visited tourist destinations.
The human disruption and chaos that exists in some corners of the planet doesn’t mean that there aren’t formidable wonders that some adventurers -or fools- will not hesitate to visit.
The list of sites not recommended to spend next summer vacation is long, but based on the ranking prepared annually by the magazine Foreign Policy we have selected our countdown of the top ten countries considered in 2011 as the worst destinations, as far as your personal safety is concerned.
Sandstorms like the one pictured are very common in the Horn of Africa.