The Star Observer noted that Brunei edged past Nigeria to emerge as the most dangerous country in the world for LGBTQI travelers, according to the annual LGBTQ+ Safety Travel Index.
And for the second year in a row, Canada has topped the list as the safest country for LGBTQI travelers.
Keeping Brunei company in the list of 10 worst countries for LGBTQI travelers were Nigeria, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Guyana, Malaysia, Malawi, Tonga, Somalia and Libya. The 10 safest countries for LGBTQI travelers were Canada, Sweden, Netherlands, Malta, Portugal, United Kingdom, Belgium, Norway, Spain and France; the United States came in 24th.
The index was created in 2019 by travel bloggers Asher and Lyric Fergusson. This year, the couple researched 203 countries, an increase of 53 countries from the first edition.
The full indexwhich also includes travel safety tipsis at www.asherfergusson.com/lgbtq-travel-safety/ .