Before booking your next trip abroad, its advisable to check that the destination you are visiting is safe.
You may think that war torn countries are the only places to avoid, but plenty of popular locations can also be dangerous.
While some areas are crime hotspots, others are at high risk of being struck by natural disasters.
In a recent study, Which? revealed 20 places that tourists should be wary of.
Which? analysed different destinations, before ranking them in terms of safety.
It took crime rates, terror threat, natural disasters and health concerns into consideration when putting together its list.
Findings showed that South Africa was the least safe country in terms of illegal activity, while Japan was the most prone to being struck by a deathly act of God.
Other nations that featured on the list include European countries of Italy, France and Greece.
Thailand, Morocco and the USA are other locations that are frequented by British holidaymakers.
Top 10 countries that are most at risk of natural disaster:
8. South Africa