Some of These Least Visited Countries in The World Still Have A Lot to Offer.

Around 1.25 billion people traveled in 2016 to explore the world. Everyone knows about the top tourist destinations across the world where most tourist would think of going. These include France, USA, China, Spain, Italy, Turkey, UK, Germany, Malaysia and Mexico.

Least Visited Countries in The World

Here is the list of least traveled countries across the world with number of estimated tourists arriving in that country:

25. Dominica: 73,000 tourists

Country in the Caribbean

Total population: 10.53 million (2015)

The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean nation that shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti to the west. It’s known for its beaches, resorts and golfing. Its terrain comprises rain forest, Savannah and highlands, including Pico Duarte, the Caribbean’s tallest mountain.

Why so few tourists: Not enough tourists facilities. There is only one commercial airport that cannot handle a big aircraft.

24. Chad: 71,000 tourists

Country in Central Africa

Total population: 14.04 million (2015)

Chad, officially the Republic of Chad, is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon and Nigeria to the southwest and Niger to the west.

Why so few tourists: Political instability and huge number of rebels make it unsafe.

23. Central African Republic: 54,000 tourists

Country in Central Africa

Total population: 4.9 million (2015)

The Central African Republic is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is one of the poorest country in Africa and isn’t famous for anything.

Why so few tourists: One of the poorest country and doesn’t offer any attraction for tourists.

22. Liechtenstein: 53,000 tourists

Country in Europe

Total Population: 37,531 (2015)

A very tiny country, you may never even heard of is landlocked between Switzerland and Austria.

Why so few tourists: There is no airport. Country is very tiny (just 160 km²). There are though some amazing skiing spots and hiking trails that you should not miss if you visit this country.

21. Djibouti: 53,000 tourists

Country in East Africa

Total Population: 887,861 (2015)

Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, is a mostly French- and Arabic-speaking country of dry shrub lands, volcanic formations and Gulf of Aden beaches.

Why so few tourists: Very small desert country. Nothing to offer. No body wants to visit such a place.

20. Sierra Leone: 52,000 tourists

Country in West Africa

Total Population: 6.453 million (2015)

Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa, on the Atlantic Ocean. It’s known for the white-sand beaches lining the Freetown Peninsula. The capital city is Freetown.

Why so few tourists: The country is knows for a deadly virus outbreak that happened recently. It still has some of the best beaches in the Africa. Getting in and out of the airport is a really painful. You have to either take a boat, a helicopter or a taxi to the capital city.

19. Tonga: 45,000 tourists

Country in Oceania

Total Population: 106,170 (2015)

Tonga is a Polynesian kingdom of more than 170 South Pacific islands, many uninhabited, most lined in white beaches and coral reefs and covered with tropical rain forest.

Why so few tourists: In the middle of nowhere. Not easy to get here. Very few airlines fly to this destination. Though this island is a great diving and snorkeling destination.

18. East Timor: 40,000 tourists

Country in Asia

Total Population: 1.245 million (2015)

Timor-Leste, or East Timor, a Southeast Asian nation occupying half the island of Timor, is ringed by coral reefs teeming with marine life. Landmarks in the capital, Dili, speak to the country’s struggles for independence from Portugal in 1975 and then Indonesia in 2002.

Why so few tourists: Doesn’t feel safe. Not many people even know that it exists. An amazing

17. Bhutan: 37,000 tourists

Country in South Asia

Total Population: 774,830 (2015)

Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326 meters Jomolhari are popular trekking destinations.

Why so few tourists: You will need to have a guide with you at all the time while exploring the country. May other countries offer the same attractions with less hassle.

16. North Korea: 35,000 tourists

Country in East Asia

Total Population: 25.16 million (2015)

North Korea, officially the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. Pyongyang is the nation’s capital and largest city.

Why so few tourists: Have you ever heard anything good about this country?

15. Libya: 34,000 tourists

Country in North Africa

Total Population: 6.278 million (2015)

Libya is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west.

Why so few tourists: There was a lot of propaganda about this country when the Late Colonel Qaddafi was in power. The unrest now in this country doesn’t attract any tourists either.

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14. Guinea-Bissau: 30,000

Country in West Africa

Total Population: 1.844 million (2015)

Guinea-Bissau is a tropical country on West Africa’s Atlantic coast that’s known for national parks and wildlife. The forested, sparsely populated Bijagós archipelago is a protected biosphere reserve.

Why so few tourists: Not many airlines fly to this destination. Poor infrastructure.

13. Mauritania: 29,000 tourists

Country in Africa

Total Population: 4.068 million (2015)

Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in the Maghreb region of western Africa.

Why so few tourists: Doesn’t have anything attraction for tourists. No credit card network works here.

12. Federated States of Micronesia: 26,000 tourists

Country in Oceania

Total Population: 104,460 (2015)

The Federated States of Micronesia is a country spread across the western Pacific Ocean comprising more than 600 islands. Micronesia is made up of 4 island states: Pohnpei, Kosrae, Chuuk and Yap. The country is known for palm-shaded beaches, wreck-filled dives and ancient ruins, including Nan Madol, sunken basalt temples and burial vaults that extend out of a lagoon on Pohnpei.

Why so few tourists: Far far away and not known to many people. The only airline that can take you to this place is United.

11. Solomon Islands: 23,000 tourists

Country in Oceania

Total Population: 583,591 (2015)

The Solomon Islands, a nation of hundreds of islands in the South Pacific, has many WWII-era sites. Guadalcanal, a province and one of the archipelago’s largest islands, honors fallen Allied soldiers at its U.S. War Memorial. Guadalcanal is also home to the nation’s capital, Honiara, whose bustling Central Market showcases the islands’ produce and traditional handicrafts.

Why so few tourists: Far far way. Not easy and cheap to get here as not many airlines fly here.

10. Afghanistan: 17,500 tourists

Country in South Asia

Total Population: 32.53 million (2015)

The warn torn country Afghanistan officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia.

Why so few tourists: Home to Taliban. The country can’t expect any tourists unless USA stops bombing this country.

9. Comoros: 15,000 tourists

Country in East Africa

Total Population: 788,474

The Comoros is a volcanic archipelago off Africa’s east coast, in the warm Indian Ocean waters of the Mozambique Channel. The nation state’s largest island, Grande Comore (Ngazidja) is ringed by beaches and old lava from active Mt. Karthala volcano.

Why so few tourists: Not many airlines fly to this country. There are myths surrounding this country that the mosquitoes here carry malaria.

8. Sao Tome & Principe: 8,000 tourists

Country in Central Africa

Total Population: 190,344 (2015)

São Tomé and Príncipe, an African island nation close to the equator, is part of a volcano chain featuring striking rock and coral formations, rainforests and beaches. On the larger island, São Tomé, is the Lagoa Azul lagoon. Ôbo Natural Park, a biodiverse jungle preserve, covers much of São Tomé and is distinguished by Pico Cão Grande, a skyscraper like volcanic rock.

Why so few tourists: It will take you a very very very long time to get here. Very expeisive rare flight to this small country.

7. Turkmenistan: 7,000 tourists

Country in Central Asia

Total Population: 5.374 million (2015)

Turkmenistan is a country in Central Asia bordered by the Caspian Sea and largely covered by the Karakum Desert. It’s known for archaeological ruins including those at Nisa and Merv, major stops along the ancient trade route the Silk Road. Ashgabat, the capital, was rebuilt in Soviet style in the mid-20th century and is filled with grand monuments honoring former president Saparmurat Niyazov.

Why so few tourists: Bad reputation 🙁 Don’t believe what the media says, just go and see for yourself.

6. Equatorial Guinea: 6,000 tourists

Country in Central Africa

Total Population: 845,060 (2015)

Equatorial Guinea is a Central African country comprising the Rio Muni mainland and 5 volcanic offshore islands. Capital Malabo, on Bioko Island, has Spanish colonial architecture and is a hub for the country’s prosperous oil industry. Its Arena Blanca beach draws dry-season butterflies. The tropical forest of the mainland’s Monte Alen National Park is home to gorillas, chimpanzees and elephants.

Why so few tourists: Very difficult to get hold of a tourist visa.

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5. Marshall Islands: 5,000 tourists

Country in Oceania

Total Population: 52,993 (2015)

The Marshall Islands are a sprawling chain of volcanic islands and coral atolls in the central Pacific Ocean, between Hawaii and the Philippines. In the northwest, Bikini Atoll’s largely undisturbed waters, used as a ship graveyard after World War II, are now a popular wreck dive site. Near Majuro Atoll, which holds the islands’ capital and largest settlement, the coral reef at Kalalin Pass teems with marine life.

Why so few tourists: Far away in the middle of ocean. United Airlines fly here and the tickets are really expensive.

4. Kiribati: 4,700 tourists

Country in Oceania

Total Population: 112,423 (2015)

Kiribati, an island republic in the Central Pacific, comprises 33 coral atolls and isles stretching along the equator. With lagoons and white-sand beaches, many of its islands are uninhabited, offering a remote setting for fishing, diving and bird-watching. The crowded capital, South Tarawa, made up of small islets, retains remnants of WWII battles fought on its shores, and is known for folk dancing and handicrafts.

Why so few tourists: Not very well knows. Far away from the rest of the world and its expensive to get here.

3. Tuvalu: 1,200 tourists

Country in Oceania

Total Population: 9,916 (2015)

Tuvalu, in the South Pacific, is an independent island nation within the British Commonwealth. Its 9 islands comprise small, thinly populated atolls and reef islands with palm-fringed beaches and WWII sites.

Why so few tourists: Not knows to the world. Difficult and expensive to get here.

2. Somalia: 500 tourists

Country in East Africa

Total Population: 10.8 million people

Somalia, officially the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north.

Why so few tourists: Extremely bad reputation. Violance, War, No functioning government result in almost no tourism activity.

1. Nauru: 200 tourists

Country in Oceania

Total Population: 10,084

Nauru is a tiny island country in Micronesia, northeast of Australia. It features a coral reef and white-sand beaches fringed with palms, including Anibare Bay on the east coast. Inland, tropical vegetation surrounds Buada Lagoon. The rocky outcrop of Command Ridge, the island’s highest point, has a rusty Japanese outpost from WWII. The underground freshwater lake of Moqua Well lies amid the limestone Moqua Caves.

Why so few tourists: You will need a visa to get here and there are not many embassies of this country in the world. The total area of this tine island is 21 km² and there is not much to see on there.

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