The worst country for injuries has been revealed for travellers heading to Europe this summer
For any nervous travellers going abroad this summer, a new survey has revealed which countries should be avoided.
From injuries to thefts, comparethemarket.com has found which countries can prove to be hazardous to British travellers.
Spain has emerged as the worst place to both become ill and have belongings stolen.
As one of the most popular British holiday destinations, it might not come as too much of a surprise.
The survey used a poll of 8,000 British travellers to find out the best and the worst.
France was one of the worst places for a car accident, perhaps because of the popularity of family road trips around the country.
Yet Russia came in worst for both flight issues as well as lost luggage, so any nervous travellers would do best to avoid any Russian airlines.
And as a skiing destination, Austria was a place popular with activity-based injuries.
Austria emerged as the worst place for activity based injuries
No one wants their holiday to be blighted by a mishap – big or small
Unsurprisingly, two-thirds of holidayers worry about getting sick or injured.
And with one in 20 trips featuring sickness or injury, it can be hard to avoid.
Stephanie Corbett, travel product manager at comparethemarket.com said: “No one wants their holiday to be blighted by a mishap – big or small – so it’s always worth taking the necessary precautions.
“Keep an eye on your belongings, use a hotel safe and don’t fall asleep in the midday heat of the Spanish sun!”
Travellers heading to Spain should be cautious as it is the worst place for illness and injuries
With the recent figures, it shows why travel insurance is so important.
However many British travellers never get insured before they go on holiday, risking thousands in holiday bills.
Some travellers could fall ill before they even land.
Planes with contaminated air could cause long-term health problems.