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Tuvalu and Kiribati are the least-visited countries in the world

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The United Nations World Tourism Organisation recently published a new report, revealing 15 least-visited countries in the world. Tuvalu and Kiribati appeared on the top of that list.

Only 1000 people visited Tuvalu last year, which makes it the least-visited country in the world.

4000 people visited Kiribati in 2016, which puts it on the second spot in the list.

San Marino, mountainous nation flanked by northern Italy, is the least-visited place in Europe.

“With its flawless beaches and vivid turquoise waters, it is surprising indeed that the South Pacific paradise of Tuvalu is not popular with the masses. The beautiful island enjoys little crime, a low terror threat and doesn’t have armed forces. All political decisions are based on family and island loyalty as opposed to political parties,” reports Daily Mail.

“Kiribati is the very definition of a place in the middle of nowhere, with the nearest civilisation five hours north in Hawaii. Its 33 coral atolls, with their majestic turquoise lagoons, cover a massive 1.3 million square miles of the Pacific. Once there, visitors can explore the islands on bike, boat or foot, and fish or dive in the area. Straddling the equator in the Pacific Ocean, it was known as the Gilbert Islands while under British rule. However, Western influence is minimal on the islands outside the main one, Tarawa.”