Travel safety is the most important thing in a trip, especially for women. The US State Department often warns travelers about booking a flight to a certain risky destination because of its violence and crime rates, some places get more than a single warning though.

But the latest warnings are particularly remarkable, as the incidents behind them impacted many women and highlighted the importance of safety for female travelers, whether they’re backpackers, business travelers, or simply on a peaceful vacation.

As solo female travel is rising, it’s vital for every woman to know the most dangerous places. This list comprises the lowest rated countries but this doesn’t necessarily mean to never go there. It means “Be careful and take the necessary precautions.”