Malta safest destination for LGBTQ+ holiday-makers

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To find out which holiday hotspots are the safest for LGBTQ+ people, Merchant Machine has analysed metrics such as the level of protection against LGBTQ+ hate crime and speech, and gay marriage laws.

Some of its key findings include:

  • Malta is the safest holiday destination fo LGBTQ+ holiday makers

  • The UK is the 9th safest holiday destination for LGBTQ+ people

  • The most dangerous holiday destination for LGBTQ+ people is Russia

Malta tops LGBTQ+ travel list

Malta comes out on top as the safest destination for LGBTQ+ holiday makers. The Mediterranean island country has an LGBTQ+ travel safety index of 369, which after Canada is the second best figure for this metric out of every country.

The UK Ranks as the 9th Safest Holiday Destination for LGBTQ+ Travellers. The UK comes in 9th in Merchant Machine’s analysis of the safest holiday destinations for LGBTQ+ people.

This country has the sixth highest score in our analysis for the LGBTQ+ travel safety index with 346, and has a travel security risk rating of 1, which is considered to be low risk.

Top 10 safest countries for LGBTQ+ holiday-Makers

Rank Country LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Index LGBTQ+ Hate Crime & Speech Index LGBTQ+ Laws (Homosexuality) LGBTQ+ Laws (Gay Marriage) Robbery Rate Crime Index Travel Security Risk Rating * Global Peace Index
1 Malta 369 6 Legal Legal 47 40.39 1
Low
2 Chile 255 0 Legal Legal 633 53.42 2
Moderate
1.831
3 Luxembourg 269 4 Legal Legal 76 34.13 1
Low
4 Belgium 351 0 Legal Legal 167 44.58 1
Low
1.496
5 Sweden 377 4 Legal Legal 86 48 1
Low
1.46
6 New Zealand 303 0 Legal Legal 78 42.88 1
Low
1.253
7 France 339 8 Legal Legal 150 51.99 1
Low
1.868
8 Ireland 296 8 Legal Legal 45 45.51 1
Low
1.326
9 United Kingdom 346 8 Legal Legal 120 46.07 1
Low
1.658
10 Canada 384 0 Legal Legal 62 41.89 1
Low
1.33

Top 5 most dangerous countries for LGBTQ+ Holiday-Makers

Rank Country LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Index Anti LGBTQ+ Discrimination Policy Index LGBTQ+ Laws (Homosexuality) LGBTQ+ Laws (Gay Marriage) Robbery Rate Crime Index Travel Security Risk Rating * Global Peace Index
1 Russia -1 16 Legal Not Legal 6 39.99 2 Moderate 2.993
2 Israel 219 4 Legal 37 31.47 2
Moderate
2.633
3 Turkey 48 0 Legal Unrecognised 24 39.62 2
Moderate
2.843
4 Mexico 255 0 Legal Legal 179 54.19 3
High
2.62
5 South Korea 93 14 Legal Unrecognised 2 26.68 1
Low
1.877

 

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