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Where in the world can you drink tap water?

Revealed: the nations with safe tap water

We spend more than $736 million a year on bottled water, but according to a CHOICE investigation, in Australia bottled water is no safer or healthier than tap water.


Not so in other countries. 


If travelling through many parts of the world, you have to think before you drink, with some of the no-go locations a little surprising.



So, just where in the world can you enjoy a refreshing glass of water straight from the tap?


New research from Globehunters, has revealed the full list of countries where, as a tourist, you can and can't indulge in the tap water - not because it's unsafe or polluted (some of it may be), but because you simply won't be used to it.


Believe it or not, there are 187 countries in total where you can’t drink the tap water!


Looking at advice from the CDC (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Globehunters found that it's recommended to avoid the tap water even in some fairly major tourist destinations, so check out the map below to see the advice for your next destination.




Disclaimer: It's important to note that the following advice doesn't mean that water in a country is unsafe or polluted, just that as a tourist, your body will not be used to the water in the area. 


Published: 6 March 2019

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