If you happen to be a part of the LGBTI+ community, we have got the best destination for you as your vacation spot this season. According to a recent research study, Malta has been decidedly picked as this marginalized community's safest and most accepting country. Merchant Machine, a UK-based information and comparison website, came to this conclusion after conducting an extensive survey. So, if you want to go on an epic adventure with your significant other this year, keep reading to find out why Malta is the best choice for you!
The survey conducted by Merchant Machine consisted of the following metrics that were analyzed: gay marriage laws as well as protection against LGBTQI+, hate crimes, and speech. Besides this, the survey also took into consideration all the kinds of crime statistics. For example, looking at the crime indexes and robbery rates and also taking into account the peacefulness of each region in accordance with the Global Peace Index.
What Makes Malta The Perfect Vacation Place?
The survey went on to prove that the safest country to vacay for the LGBTQI+ community is Malta. Its safety index score stood at 369, and the robbery rate in Malta was shown to be merely 47, which was 2nd to lowest amongst all the other countries that were a part of this survey.
The travel security risk rating scale of the countries ranges from zero to four, and Malta’s rating was 1, which is considered low. The survey states that a country with a low-risk rating is considered socially and politically stable.
The Most Unsafe Countries For This Community
Moreover, the survey also warned people of the most dangerous countries for the LGBTQI+ community to be in. Russia is considered to be the most unsafe for travelers belonging to this community because the country has a prevalence of LGBTQI+ hate crimes and speech, anti-LGBTQI+ policies, and a lack of equality when it comes to marriage. Regarding the most unsafe countries for LGBTQI+, Turkey ranks second and Mexico third, which Korea then follows.
For seven consecutive years, Malta has been ranked as the best place where LGBTQI+ rights are given, according to the survey conducted by the LGBTQI+ lobby group, ILGA. Its overall score was 92 percent, covering seven key zones.
In terms of rights for the LGBTQI+ community, Malta has made noticeable progress, the country has introduced civil unions, inclusive education, marriage rights for gay couples, and some incredibly advanced policies regarding gender expression.