November 28, 2022

STEVENS POINT, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. November 2022–

Travel insurance provider Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection (BHTP) has announced the results of its eighth year State of travel insurance Safest Destinations Report, the longest-running and most trusted research project tracking US travelers’ attitudes toward travel safety and travel insurance.

Vacationers looking to plan their trips for 2023 should keep destinations like these Netherlands, Denmark, and Iceland in mind as they topped the list of safest countries. The report also lists the safest cities in the world, with Reykjavik, Copenhagen and Montreal taking the top three spots.

To determine these rankings, BHTP analyzes a combination of State of travel insurance Survey responses compiled in September from travelers who have been to the destinations, along with multiple third-party data sources. These additional sources assess security concerns such as terrorism, weather emergencies, public health measures, and the safety of underrepresented groups.

This year’s list saw some changes from previous years, with both the Netherlands and Denmark entering the top 15 and securing the top two spots, while Ireland and the UK fell within the top 10. Scandinavian countries are still perceived as safer travel destinations. Rounding out 4 of the top 10 places, with Norway and Sweden also topping the list.

The 15 safest countries

  1. Netherlands
  2. Denmark
  3. Iceland
  4. Australia
  5. Norway
  6. Canada
  7. Germany
  8. Sweden
  9. Switzerland
  10. New Zealand
  11. Spain
  12. Ireland
  13. United Arab Emirates
  14. United Kingdom
  15. Belgium

Top 15 Safest Cities

  1. Reykjavik
  2. Copenhagen
  3. Montreal
  4. Amsterdam
  5. Seoul
  6. Singapore
  7. Tokyo
  8. Berlin
  9. London
  10. Sydney
  11. Barcelona
  12. Honolulu
  13. Rome
  14. Dubai
  15. Paris

While the list of the safest countries in the world is dominated by the Northern European countries and the English-speaking countries of Oceania, the list of the safest cities in the world features three Asian metropolises: Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo.

BHTP’s State of travel insurance Conducted by Polymath Research + Marketing every fall since 2016, the study uses independent national panels that survey thousands of consumers about future travel insurance expectations and travel habits. The lists of the world’s safest countries and cities were compiled using an index that aggregates results from multiple sources including the US Department of State, the UK’s financial magazine The economist, security app developer GeoSure Global, Vision of Humanity, Numbeo and Global Finance magazine. Past rankings are also taken into account.

Click here to read about the safest city rankings and here to read about the safest countries. To request a full report, media representatives can email the contact below.

About the State of travel insurance

State of travel insurance (SOTI), a joint project of Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection (BHTP) and Polymath Research + Marketing (PRM), is the longest-running and most trusted research project tracking US travelers’ attitudes toward travel security and travel insurance. Conducted since 2016, SOTI continues to provide industry-leading research on key travel topics. A total of 1,886 travelers participated in this year’s survey, who were surveyed by PRM from August 24 to September 13, 2022.

About Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection

Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection (BHTP) is a registered trademark and a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company, a leading provider of specialty casualty and liability insurance. Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company provides underwriting and claims management services for some of the largest travel insurance providers in the United States. ExactCare®, AirCare® Flight, WaveCare®, AdrenalineCare®, LuxuryCare® and other travel-related protections were developed under the Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection trade name. AirCare® and ExactCare® products are provided by Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company. Visit for more information.

About Polymath Research + Marketing

Polymath Research + Marketing is a full-service market research and marketing agency specializing in creating custom research and content to help organizations achieve their business and marketing goals. PRM currently serves companies in the insurance, travel, sports and manufacturing industries and provides research and content support for several top agencies. To learn more, visit

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CONTACT: Carol Mueller, Vice President

Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection

[email protected]



SOURCE: Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection

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PUBLICATION: 2022-11-09 14:03 / DISC: 2022-11-09 14:03

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