Tourists are often wary of traveling to certain destinations that maintain a reputation of being “unsafe”. This can be because of high crime rates, political corruption or unhealthy amounts of pollution. We’ve compiled a list of the 11 worst travel destinations around the world based on these factors. Some destinations have the potential to be interesting tourist sites, but government officials must improve safety and wellness standards before travelers will feel comfortable visiting them.
1. Kiev, Ukraine
Kiev is the capital and also the largest city in Ukraine. However, recent riots have left this industrial metropolis in ruins. Over 4,000 rioters are dead and thousands more injured following a dangerous war that began with demonstrators arguing for Ukraine to join the European Union while government officials fought to maintain the country’s independence. Once a bustling tourist city, Kiev has seen a significant decline in travelers over the last year. Due to safety precautions traveling to Kiev at this time is not recommended.