UV levels of the UK’s 50 most popular holiday destinations
How do you choose where you go on holiday? Most people will think about the weather, what there is to do and maybe how family-friendly the place is.
But few will think about UV levels, despite the potential harm they can do to our health.
Our latest research revealed the UV levels of the 50 countries Brits visited the most in 2019. The scale runs from 1 to 12, with anything over six meaning that your skin and eyes can be damaged if you’re not wearing the correct sun cream and eyewear.
On this list of travel hotspots, Sri Lanka has the most dangerous radiation level, with an average score of 11.75. For comparison, the UK’s average is 3.08 – nearly four times lower. Among the popular European destinations, Cyprus has the highest UV level (6.33), followed by its Mediterranean neighbours Malta, Greece and Turkey. The safest countries are found in Scandinavia, with Finland boasting the lowest average (2.17) and Sweden, Norway and Denmark not far behind.
Here are the UV ratings for Brits’ top 50 holiday destinations.
|#||Country||Average||UK visitors in 2019|
|9||United Arab Emirates||9.75||846,000|
|43||Republic of Ireland||3.00||1,528,000|
Are you planning on going away this year? Make sure you pack a pair of UV-blocking sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun. Find your perfect pair here.