A recent survey has ranked India as the worst country for tourists and expatriates. The report was released by ‘InterNations,’ the world’s largest online platform for expats with 3.5 million members.
India was mentioned as the most dangerous South Asian country for foreign travelers and the fifth most dangerous country in the world for expats. The survey ranked a total of 64 countries from around the world.
For context, no other South Asian country (including Pakistan) was ranked among the top 10. The report is based on interviews and remarks of expats and tourists that visited the countries.
One of the Australian expats reviewed that she felt constantly insecure and hated “hardline politics… the social tensions and the very bad pollution” in India.
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Another Canadian expat explained how she felt like an outsider even after working for years in the country.
People stare at me, take my photo, talk to me horribly, try to cheat me, etc. because they assume that I am a rich tourist. I also have faced severe sexual harassment from local men to the point that I now carry pepper spray everywhere.
The survey ranked Brazil as the most dangerous country for travelers. Other prominent countries in the top-2o list are South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, Italy, United States, and Egypt.
Here’s the complete list:
- South Africa