The 12 Least Friendly Countries In the World

The 12 Least Friendly Countries In the World

Are you packing your bags to explore the globe? You’ll want to know which countries to skip in your quest. Get ready to take notes as we uncover the least friendly countries in the world. From deep grudges to harsh conflicts, these nations are famously neither warm nor inviting. Whether you’re an expert globetrotter or a rookie, think twice before visiting; your adventure could be a big downer.

1. Chad

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The extremist groups operating in the country are the primary reason for Chad being an unfriendly country. Numerous travelers believe that Chad faces security challenges due to internal conflicts, and these extremist groups add the cherry on top.

An explorer added that the volatile security situation, poor infrastructure, and the harsh desert climate make it one of the most unfriendly countries in the world.

2. Central African Republic

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The country is a victim of political instability, along with being embroiled in armed conflict.

A tourist, after visiting the Central African Republic, concluded that the widespread crime, roadblocks by armed groups, and a lack of essential services all contribute to a hostile and unfriendly environment for outsiders. Despite this, the country hosts diverse ethnic groups, each with its own traditions and languages.

3. Iraq

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Iraq set the bar high for an extended time due to ongoing riots, terrorism, and civil unrest. Explorers have emphasized that the security and instability, combined with the risk of kidnapping and the lack of reliable public services, creates a challenging atmosphere for visitors. However, Iraq holds a rich history and heritage, from the ruins of ancient Babylon to the historical city of Erbil.

4. The Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Armed conflicts always have a major hand in a country being portrayed as unfriendly. Well, the same is true in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Adventurers have stated that the country is facing serious human rights issues and civil unrest. They are of the opinion that despite the country being rich in natural beauty and home to the Congo Rainforest, the inadequate Infrastructure and the constant threat of violence makes it one of the least friendly countries to visit.

5. North Korea

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North Korea is on the list, and for obvious reasons. The country is considered to be one of the world’s most closed-off countries, all due to its rules and regulations. A tourist narrated his visit there and elaborated that the government-controlled tourism there gives visitors a restricted view of the country. The lack of freedom to explore independently and heavy surveillance contribute to North Korea’s perception as an unfriendly country.

6. Yemen

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Yemen unfortunately got caught in a devastating civil war, which led to terrible consequences including safety threats for tourists. A commenter stated that the civil war left eternal infrastructure damaged, which made roaming around the country more harsh. 

Unfortunately, other commenters agreed that the constant threats of violence, kidnapping, and terrorism create an unwelcoming image of Yemen to the outside world.

7. Afghanistan

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Afghanistan is known for a history plagued with conflict. Many Afghans are renowned for their hospitality, but unfortunately, Afghanistan appears on lists as one of the most unfriendly countries in the world. Explorers stated that the country’s political instability, stringent laws, and cultural norms created a hostile atmosphere for outsiders. 

8. Russia

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Russia tops the list as the least friendly country of all, according to experienced wanderers. Due to its political tension with the United States and other countries, cold climate, and strict visa regulations, it’s termed as an unfriendly and unwelcoming country. Furthermore, Moscow, a city in Russia, is also ranked as one of the most unfriendly cities in the world.

9. Bolivia

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Natural wonders like the Salar de Uyuni salt flats and Madidi National Park have always been praised by international tourists. Despite the fact that Bolivians themselves are warm and hospitable, recent economic upsets have left its tourism industry quite unstable.

10. Venezuela 

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It’s currently very inexpensive to travel to Venezuela, but for all the wrong reasons. Once one of the wealthiest countries in South America, with the falling price of oil over the years, Venezuela’s economy has majorly collapsed. A tourist stated that with the crime rate significantly increasing, we can easily be targeted as we stand out. It could be said that Venezuela is now one of the world’s most dangerous countries.

11. Kuwait

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Expect a cold welcome in sunny Kuwait. Critics say that while nearby UAE enjoys a booming tourism industry, the tiny nation of Kuwait isn’t so accepting of travelers. Everybody has a choice, don’t they?

12. Latvia

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Latvians may be considered rude and unsmiling, but if you’re familiar with the customs, you’ll know that people mean nothing by it.

That said, Latvians usually aren’t as obsessed with foreign tourists as some countries are. An expert provides a pro tip for touring: common courtesy and manners will get you far in the Baltic states, and you shouldn’t have any trouble.

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Zobia Shazi, Expatsi contributor
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Zobia Shazi is a freelance writer from Pakistan and travel enthusiast. With a Bachelor's degree in IT and four years of professional writing experience, she's passionate about crafting compelling content for people all over the globe. When she's not busy typing, you can find her reading books in a nice cafe or exploring new places.

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Zobia Shazi, Expatsi contributor
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Zobia Shazi is a freelance writer from Pakistan and travel enthusiast. With a Bachelor's degree in IT and four years of professional writing experience, she's passionate about crafting compelling content for people all over the globe. When she's not busy typing, you can find her reading books in a nice cafe or exploring new places.