About the kidnap and piracy risk rating:
The 2019 Threat Forecast has been informed by comprehensive kidnap data and threat forecasting provided by IHS Markit in collaboration with NYA methodology and threat terminology. The methodology used to determine each location’s threat rating takes into account incident frequency, level of violence, perpetrator capability and motivations and the effectiveness of security forces and the rule of law.
The Kidnap and Piracy Risk Ratings are compiled from sources that GardaWorld considers to be reliable or are expressions of opinion. GardaWorld has made reasonable commercial efforts to ensure the accuracy of the information on which the Risk Ratings are based. However, the Risks Ratings are provided “as is” and include reasonable judgments in the circumstances prevailing at the time. The Risk Ratings provided should not be construed as definitive or binding advice. Boundaries and names shown on this map do not imply endorsement or acceptance by GardaWorld.