A surprising map of the countries that are most and least welcoming to foreigners!

World Economic Forum report on global tourism on foreigners

Brazil is listed on this map as one of the most welcoming countries for foreigners.
Actually that is a long-term tradition.

The results, mapped out above by Washington Post, seem significant beyond just tourism. Red countries are less welcoming to foreign visitors, according to the data; blue countries are more welcoming.

World Economic Forum report on global tourism, past the sections on air travel infrastructure and physician density (by which they mean the number of physicians per capita, not the mass-per-cubic-meter of individual doctors), are some very interesting numbers. The WEF has compiled survey data from 140 countries estimating the attitude of each countries’ population toward foreign visitors. Get the The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013 here.

The three countries least welcoming to foreigners are, in order: Bolivia, Venezuela and Russia. Other poorly ranked countries include the more troubled states of the greater Middle East (Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia), Eastern Europe and two East Asian states I was very surprised to see so near the bottom: China and South Korea.

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