Some African countries were revealed to be dangerous locations. Picture: Pixabay.

When booking a holiday, safety should be your biggest priority. 

Some travellers tend to neglect the safety factors when travelling to a destination, often being bowled over by its attractions. 

International SOS, a medical and travel security risk services company, has released its 11th annual Travel Risk Map. The map shares insight into the most dangerous places to travel in 2020. 

According to the Sun, the company analysed three major risk factors in all countries: medical, security and road safety.

Matthew Bradley, regional security director at International SOS, told Forbes that the number one risk for 2020 comes from geopolitical shifts. Bradley said civil unrest is generated from inequality and people wanting to have a different situation in their country than they had in the past. “We’ve seen that most notably in Hong Kong, in other lower-risk countries like Chile and some higher-risk countries like Bolivia, Ecuador and Lebanon.”