These maps show where you should and shouldn't drink tap water around the world

Cate Gillon/Getty ImagesTourists should avoid tap water in certain countries.
  • Globehunters designed an infographic based on information from the Centres for Disease Control about where tourists should and shouldn’t drink tap water around the world.
  • There are 187 countries where tourists should avoid tap water.
  • It doesn’t necessarily mean that water in those places is unsafe – it means that your body won’t be used to the water in those areas.

If you’re travelling the world to quench your thirst for travel, the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) recommends quenching your actual thirst with care.


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Globehunters released a helpful infographic based on information from the CDC about where tourists should and shouldn’t drink tap water around the world.

Overall, there are 187 countries where tourists should steer clear of tap water. It doesn’t necessarily mean that water in those places is unsafe, Globehunters writes. It just means that your body won’t be used it.

Here’s where you should and shouldn’t drink tap water around the world.

Tap water different countriesCourtesy of GlobehuntersA full list of countries appears below each map.

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