Most Unfriendly Countries and Most Friendly Countries Listed

March 19, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A report from the World Economic Forum listed the most friendly and the most unfriendly countries in the world for tourists.

The organization, in its “Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013” report, ranked 140 countries based on residents’ “attitude of the population toward tourists,” according to CNN.

The country that was described as the most unfriendly in the report was Bolivia, scoring a 4.1 out of seven, with a zero score being the worst and seven being the best. Neighboring Venezuela, Russia, and Kuwait were next on the list.

The most friendly country is Iceland, which got a 6.8 on the index. New Zealand, Morocco, and Macedonia were next.

The United States got a score of 6.0, ranking 102 on the list, according to ABC News.

The report states that “encouraging the development of the Travel & Tourism (T&T) sector is all the more important today given its important role in job creation, at a time when many countries are suffering from high unemployment,” meaning that having a more friendly population might bring in more tourism money.

Friendliest
1. Iceland 6.8
2. New Zealand 6.8
3. Morocco 6.7
4. Macedonia, FYR 6.7
5. Austria 6.7
6. Senegal 6.7
7. Portugal 6.6
8. Bosnia and Herzegovina 6.6
9. Ireland 6.6
10. Burkina Faso 6.6 (tied with Barbados, Canada, Thailand, Mali, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Malta, Yemen, Belgium, and Rwanda)

Unfriendliest
1. Bolivia 4.1
2. Venezuela 4.5
3. Russian Federation 5.0
4. Kuwait 5.2
5. Latvia 5.2
6. Iran 5.2
7. Pakistan 5.3
8. Slovak Republic 5.5
9. Bulgaria 5.5
10. Mongolia 5.5 (tied with China, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia)