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Revealed: the world's safest cities for travellers

From London to Sydney, these are the safest cities in the world right now

Ed Cunningham
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Ed Cunningham
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Whether you’re a nervy traveller or a solo explorer, safety is a hugely important factor when it comes to choosing where to book a trip. Following previous 2022 rankings for the safest countries in Europe and the safest countries in the world, a new study has revealed which cities are the world’s safest.

American insurance firm Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection has come up with a ranking of some of the world’s most popular city destinations based on safety for travellers. The study factored in the responses of travellers, as well as safety rankings from the likes of the Economist, Numbeo and GeoSure Global. 

Top of the list was Reykjavik, which received top scores not just from other companies’ rankings but from survey respondents. Second was Copenhagen and third was Montreal. In other words, when it comes to safe cities, the list was topped by the usual suspects.

Here is the full top ten safest cities in the world for travellers, according to Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection’s study.

  1. Reykjavik, Iceland
  2. Copenhagen, Denmark
  3. Montreal, Canada
  4. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  5. Seoul, South Korea
  6. Singapore, Singapore
  7. Tokyo, Japan
  8. Berlin, Germany
  9. London, UK
  10. Sydney, Australia

All of which is worth bearing in mind for planning any 2023 lists, right? You can read the full ranking here – and find out if your next trip destination makes the cut.  

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