The safest popular tourist destinations for solo female travelers

By TravelWiseJan 29, 2024 13:40 PMNews
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The safest popular tourist destinations for solo female travelers
Solo travel is a wonderful experience with many new impressions. Source: Freepik, @tawatchai07

Traveling alone is a wonderful experience and provides a lot of new impressions. However, such travels come with certain risks, particularly for women. Additional security concerns can make every person or situation seem potentially threatening, and then the trip may not bring you the joy you expect.

Before planning your next trip abroad, we suggest familiarizing yourself with the list of the safest countries for solo travel. If you want to travel without unnecessary worries, pay attention to these destinations, as reported by NewsBytes.

Switzerland

This popular country is consistently ranked among the safest countries in the world. Switzerland boasts an extremely safe public transportation system and well-lit streets, minimizing concerns about petty crimes such as pickpocketing, which are extremely rare compared to other tourist destinations.

Singapore

Not every safe place is in Europe. An island nation in Southeast Asia, Singapore ranks high in various studies on women's safety. Known for its strict laws and regulations, the city-state stands out as one of the safest destinations for female solo travelers. Singapore boasts an impressively low crime rate and adheres to standards of respect for individual rights and public order.

Iceland

A land of breathtaking scenery, friendly locals, and endless opportunities for exploration, Iceland offers an unforgettable adventure. The crime rate is extremely low, and even the police in the capital Reykjavik do not carry firearms. The country boasts an excellent healthcare system and reliable social services, ensuring safety while traveling independently. With a low crime rate and excellent gender equality, Iceland is an ideal destination for solo travelers.

New Zealand

New Zealand, currently ranked fourth in the Global Peace Index, has a low crime rate and friendly locals. Outside of major cities, people often hitchhike. However, always take basic precautions when traveling alone abroad, especially when hiking. Plan routes with sufficient fuel and food to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.

Japan

Ranked among the ten safest countries in the world in the 2022 Global Peace Index, Japan boasts excellent safety standards. Cases of harassment by local residents are extremely rare. Violent crimes are extremely rare, and even minor offenses such as pickpocketing are virtually non-existent. Although English is not widely spoken, the politeness and attentiveness of the locals overcome language barriers. Learning some common phrases can help.

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