20 World’s Dangerous Vacation Destinations


15. Democratic Republic of Congo

The US and UK governments advise against all travel to the eastern and north eastern areas of Democratic Republic of the Congo, and all but essential travel to the rest of the country. There’s a high risk of kidnapping for ransom, particularly in areas west and north of Goma, North Kivu. When visiting the country, avoid the crowds and any type of demonstrations, stay away from people offering you cut price diamonds and gold, and be alert whenever you go.

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