Did you realise you may be in a high security risk zone if you went on holiday in parts of India? Or that Denmark is one of the eight safest countries in the world? Or even that Iran is considered low risk, despite its proximity to Afghanistan and Iraq?

An updated interactive travel risk map for 2018, created by travel security firm International SOS, makes it easy to see a fairly localised level of risk around the world, ranking regions as insignificant, low, medium, high or extreme.

The eight safest places in the world right now are Greenland, Iceland, Denmark, Finland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Norway and Luxembourg, which have an insignificant travel security risk. This takes into account the current threat posed to travellers by political violence, social unrest, and crime.

At the other end of the spectrum, there is an extreme security risk in all or parts of Mali, Libya, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Guinea-Bissau and Pakistan.

There is also a high security risk in large swathes of Africa, Papau New Guinea, Venezuela, Mexico, Mozambique, north east India and Myanmar's borders.

A new survey undertaken by Ipsos Mori found that 63% of businesspeople perceived travel risks to have increased in the past year - this is actually a softening in attitudes after 72% thought the same in 2016.

The new travel risk map can also categorise countries by medical and road safety. Taking these into account, the most dangerous countries overall, with the highest risk categories in all three categories, are all in Africa - Libya, Somalia, Guinea-Bissau and Central African Republic.

Explore the interactive map using the link below: