Eastern Europe is one of the most underrated, yet fascinating regions to explore as a tourist. Sadly, misinformation regarding safety levels, and the notion that Eastern countries are a hotbed of wars, with weak democracies, and where pickpockets run amok have certainly not helped their cause – but to which extent are these beliefs true? In other words, where in Eastern Europe tourists will be the safest?
What Is The Exact Definition Of A Safe Country?
According to the United Nations (UN), there are 23 countries in Eastern Europe (EE), which begins somewhere along the former Soviet border, and extends as far East as Western Russia. Out of those, 13 have been deemed completely safe to travel by the U.S. Department of State – more specifically, they were awarded the lowest-possible Level 1 badge on the entity’s Travel Advisory listings.