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Posted on June 20 2022

A plan to visit Europe? Visit the safest countries in the region in 2022

By  Editor
Updated November 22 2023

Blog highlights

  • Seasonal travel to Europe is quite a popular plan among travelers around the world.
  • Summer in Europe starts from June 21 to September 23, 2022.
  • Travelers are eager to know which European countries are safe to travel to.

The summer buzz has started already and even people in the UAE are looking forward to spending some quality time in European countries. Their travel plans are finally coming to fruition after 2 years of being restricted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A large number of tourists around the globe prefer to travel to Europe, especially in the seasons including summer. It’s natural that they look for places to travel that are safe, healthy, and fun. Are you planning your trip too? Then let’s encourage you to do so by listing out the safest countries in Europe to visit in 2022.

Safest countries to visit for a European trip in 2022-23

Recently, the safest countries in the world to travel were listed on the basis of factors such as:

  • Pollution levels
  • Crime rate
  • Healthcare

The European countries on the list included:

  • Switzerland
  • Slovenia
  • Portugal
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Spain


It’s official; the safest country to visit Europe in 2022 is Switzerland. In the ranking, this famed country was granted a grade of 88.3. The reasons include:

  • The best healthcare system in Europe
  • Lowest pollution levels.
  • Vibrant local culture
  • Fantastic food

To learn more about the Switzerland tourist visa, visit our visit Switzerland page.


Slovenia got a grade of 82.3 and came just behind Switzerland on the list. The reasons for this country to make it to the prestigious ranking include:

  • Low crime rate
  • Beautiful scenic places
  • Low pollution levels
  • High water quality
  • Top-class healthcare


Portugal scored a rank of 82.1. This was due to:

  • Low pollution levels
  • High water quality (93%)
  • Excellent healthcare
  • High air quality

To learn more about the Portugal tourist visa, visit our visit Portugal page.


Austria was ranked the 4th safest country in Europe in 2022. The reasons include:

  • High water quality (98%)
  • Quality healthcare
  • Low crime rate

To learn more about the Austria tourist visa, visit our visit Austria page.


In the 2022 ranking, Germany came on 5th place in the list.

  • High water quality (98%)
  • High air quality (3rd place in Europe)
  • Low crime rate

Know your eligibility to immigrate to Germany through Y-Axis Germany Immigration Points Calculator.

To learn more about the Germany tourist visa, visit our visit Germany page.


For the following reasons, Spain is one of the safest European countries:

  • Excellent healthcare system
  • High quality of life
  • Low costs

To learn more about the Spain tourist visa, visit our visit Spain page.

So, if you are third-country national planning to travel to any of these countries, you will need a Schengen Visa. The visa allows you to travel to and stay in any EU member nation for up to 90 days in a period of 180 days. This visa gives you access to 36 European countries.

If you want to visit a particular EU member nation on a Schengen Visa, you must file an application at the consulate of that European country where you will spend most of your time at. The processing time of the visa could be anywhere from 2 weeks to 60 days.

Updates on Schengen Visa and tourism in Europe

There’s a move to digitize the Schengen Visa process. To learn more about this, read “A new proposal for digitization of Schengen Visa to improve visa process”.

Since you seem interested in visiting Europe, we have info on EU countries that have lifted their COVID-19 restrictions completely. Read “Planning to visit Europe? Check EU countries which have ‘No COVID restrictions’” to learn all about it.

The Schengen region of Europe is ready to record a major surge in employment in the travel and tourism jobs, which will lead to even better services to travelers in the years to come. If you are interested in learning more about this, read “126 million new travel & tourism jobs in the next 10 years”.

If you are willing to visit Germany or other countries in Europe, talk to Y-Axis, the leading immigration and career consultant in the UAE.

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