If you are disabled but like traveling, read this article to know what are the worst countries for disabled travellers. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about this topic. Traveling in an unknown territory is hard enough, but for people with disabilities, it can get much harder. This is why experts advise that you plan ahead and pay great attention to details. You can find numerous opportunities for people with disabilities to experience certain tourist attractions with the help of traveling organizations and tourist guides specialized in making trips accessible for disabled travellers. Also, many hotels and hotels offer accommodations suited for people with disability, so you just need to look around more carefully.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the worst countries for disabled travellers.
The first country is Mali. According to our source, there is no law in the country that protects the disabled persons. That’s why it’s on our list of worst countries for disabled travellers. There is no special accommodation available, and access to tourist attractions is mostly challenging for people with disabilities. The government of the U.S. has issued a warning, recommending U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to Mali due to the possibility of terroristic attacks and other safety concerns. The second country should be Nigeria now. Like in previous entries on our list of worst countries for disabled travellers, Nigeria offers extremely low accessibility options for disabled people with accommodation being a big issue. The government recommends U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to Nigeria (especially the northeast part of the country) due to the unpredictable safety situation. Also, although the doctors are well trained, the medications in Nigeria are hard to come by. At last, but not least the thrid country is Malawi. Malawi is another safe country (although there is a possibility of political unrests), but one that is placed low in all other rankings. Medical facilities are described as rudimentary, medications are rarely available and the water is contaminated. Surprisingly, some modern buildings have wheelchair access and there is an act that prohibits discrimination of disabled persons, but it is pointed out that the government of Malawi still lacks the plan and the tools for its implementation.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 11 worst countries for disabled travellers.