5 Popular Destinations Where You Should Avoid Drinking Tap Water

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Before packing your bags and heading to a new country, there’s always a couple of things you should check beforehand. Access to drinkable tap water should be at the top of your list.

Unfortunately, citizens of many countries in South America, Africa and Asia are struggling with shortage of clean water, and if you ever find yourself in one of these five countries – you should avoid it at all costs, as well.


Just like the majority of the countries in South America, Mexico only offers drinking water with fairly poor quality, so it’s better to buy bottled water.


Most of the countries in Europe have a safe supply of tap water, but Russia isn’t one of them.


Anyone who’s ever planned a trip to India already knows how important it is to avoid tap water at all costs.


China is another country with an enormous population that suffers from polluted water sources, so opt for buying bottled water once you’re there.


Many parts of Africa have a problem with water scarcity, and one of its most tourist-friendly countries isn’t immune to it either.