A group of twenty travellers were arrested by Chinese authorities last week in Mongolia on suspicion of having links to a terrorist group.
The wealthy, mostly retired group, varied in ethnicity, were part of a 47-day organized tour of “Ancient China,” were arrested as they boarded a plane in the city of Ordos.
While Mongolia is known for its petty street crime towards tourists, there has been little reason in recent years for travellers to avoid the region.
The US currently has five citizens being detained abroad with dozens of others held without proper legal justification in the past decade.
Some of the high risk countries to travel to? The Domincan Republic, Honduras, Egypt, Mexico, Kenya and India.
Have you ever been in a situation where you feared for your safety while abroad? What happened?