A LGBTQ Plus survey shows the nice, average and completely disgusting of the world’s most dangerous countries.
According to a new classification, Nigeria is the most dangerous country for LGBT+ travelers.
In the top 150 most-visited countries around the world, the LGBTQ + Danger Index, collected through the travel security blog Asher and Lyric, covered different criteria, including whether same-sex relations are criminalized, whether same-sex marriage is legal, and whether discrimination protection is available.
Nigeria has come to its knees because of its criminalization of homosexuality, punishable by imprisonment or death for up to 14 years. The question of LGBT+ rights is also illegal.
After it was Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Tanzania, all criminalizing homosexuality. Punishments vary from the death penalty and 100 lashes to flogging and jail time.
In the other end of the spectrum, with gay-marriage legalization, hate crimes against the LGBT+ community being criminalized and its strong constitutional protections for the rights of citizens, Sweden has ranked as the safest country for LBGT+ travelers.
Those who look for countries safe for trans- and gay travel should revisit popular tourist destinations such as Malaysia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Myanmar and Egypt as well as some of the most famous Caribbean beaches such as Saint Lucia and Barbados.
10 most dangerous countries for LGBT+ travellers
- Saudi Arabia
25 safest countries for LGBT+ travellers
- United Kingdom
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- United States
The following countries are not in the top 150 most visited by international tourists, so they have not been included in our LGBTQ+ Danger Index graphic above. However, same-sex relationships are illegal:
Burundi, Comoros, Chad, Eritrea, Gambia*, Guinea, Kuwait*, Liberia, Libya*, Mauritania, Sierra Leone*, Somalia*, South Sudan*
Please note: all asterisk* -listed countries were former British colonies and most of their anti-LGBTQ+ rules were enforced under the British law.