Sweden, Canada and Norway have been named the most LGBT-friendly country in the world for travellers, the British newspaper The Guardian reports.
The LGBTQ+ Danger Index was created by ranking the 150 most-visited countries using eight factors, including legalised same-sex marriage, worker protection and whether, based on Gallup poll findings, it is a good place to live, the newspaper explains.
Same-sex relationships are illegal in 38 of the countries on the list and punishable by death in five (Nigeria, Qatar, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Iran).
The study says: “Those looking for trans- and gay-travel-safe countries should reconsider popular vacation destinations like Malaysia, Singapore, Morocco, Myanmar and Egypt, as well as beach destinations in the Caribbean such as Saint Lucia and Barbados.”
The article also lists five tips for LGBT travellers:
- Check out Misterbnb for LGBT-friendly accommodations.
- Be careful with the location feature of dating apps.
- Negative LGBT laws may not reflect tourist areas.
- Find LGBT-friendly businesses before you leave.
- Remember to bring all your documents.