Safety is a top priority for British tourists looking for a holiday this summer. New research from Forbes Advisor has found the safest countries to travel to.
The safest country for British tourists this summer is Switzerland, known for its beautiful nature†
Switzerland had the best health care of all the countries surveyed and was in sixth place when it came to bathing water quality.
The study also looked at pollution levels, and Switzerland had the 10th cleanest air of all the countries surveyed.
Popular destinations include the cosmopolitan cities of Geneva and Zurich, as well as the country’s lakes.
Top holiday destination, Portugalwas ranked as the third safest holiday destination for British tourists.
Nearly 95 percent of bathing water in Portugal is rated as excellent, while Portugal was fourth in air quality.
It also has a high quality of health care and scored in the top 10 of all countries surveyed.
Many British tourists choose to travel to the beaches of the Algarve, but Lisbon and Porto are popular city break destinations.
Austria was the fourth safest destination for Britons and nearly 100 percent of bathing water is rated excellent.
Meanwhile, the UK was ranked as one of the most dangerous countries in Europe for tourists.
Only 60 percent of British bathing water is rated as excellent, while the theft rate is high compared to other European countries.
The country also has fairly high pollution levels, although this is worst in the UK’s major cities.