7 Most Dangerous Places For Women Travelers And How To Stay Safe

Josephine Thompson

Journalist

Aviation has brought an age of unparalleled freedom of travel to the world. You can go anywhere you want (except for North Korea) in almost no time and in the relative comfort of a jet airplane. You don't need to be stuck in a stinky ship on a sea voyage that's plagued by bad weather and pirates anymore! However, not all countries are safe enough to travel, especially for women. A multitude of social and economic factors make some countries less accessible to ladies than they should be. So what countries should a lady be careful about?

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Egypt

It's not about mummies chasing damsels in distress! The U.S. Department of State warns travelers that “a number of terrorist groups have committed multiple deadly attacks in Egypt.”

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And if you do go there, don't go solo. Stay on your guard, respect the local dress norms and on group tours instead of walking alone.

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Morocco

Morocco is also known for the potential of terrorist attacks against U.S. citizens. The State Department also warns about the crime level, too. You should employ street smarts, keep walking if catcalled, and look presentable.

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3

Jamaica

The resorts are pretty safe, but traveling outside of them is dangerous, as State Department warns about dangerously high crime levels on the island. One should still be careful: there have been reports of sexual assaults on visitors, and the culture can be homophobic, which you should bear in mind if traveling with a girlfriend.

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4

India

Trip.com states that India is favored by solo female travelers. However, the country still experiences some terrorist activities as well as sexual assault. Keep your eyes open as well as start and end your day early.

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5

Peru

Peru is beautiful, but State Department still warns you about armed robberies, express kidnappings, and carjackings. So visit the countryside and smaller towns, not the big cities. Also, get a cab or an Uber instead of walking around the streets with your luggage.

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6

The Bahamas

Department of State lists New Providence's, including Nassau and Paradise Island, criminal threat level as critical. Keep an eye on your food and drinks. Stick to populated areas and resorts.

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7

Mexico

Mexico is a popular travel destination, but women are still advised to dress modestly, keep their drinks close and be cautious at night. You should also research places you want to visit.

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