A recent report by the World Economic Forum has compiled survey data from 140 countries estimating the attitude of the countries' inhabitants toward foreign visitors.

Some of the results can be seen on the map here. Red countries are less welcoming, while blue countries are more welcoming to visitors.

It shows large contrasts from country to country, as well as between regions.

According to the survey, the three most welcoming countries for foreigners are Iceland, New Zealand and Morocco. Other welcoming countries include Ireland, Canada and Austria, as well as big parts of West Africa.

The three countries least welcoming to foreigners are, in order: Bolivia, Venezuela and Russia.

Western Europe is generally friendly toward foreigners but, according to the study, not more so than sub-Saharan Africa.

Why do you think this is? Is it to do with immigration politics in the area? Or is there another reason?

And do you think that Western Europe is actually welcoming to foreigners?

Let us know in the comment field below.