Top 10 Worst Tourist Nationalities

This is a list about travelers (by nationality) which have the worst behaviour while visiting other countries.

That doesn't mean all those people are bad, it just means that some of these travellers give their whole countrymen a bad name. And often the culture is just different, so people don't know they behave naughty.

The Top Ten

1 The Chinese

A lot of Chinese people are very selfish, obnoxious, rude, and loud. They only see themselves and think about themselves. They cut in line, they let their kids go potty in public, they chew with their mouths open, they scream and yell at each other from miles away, and just do not understand common sense. It is disgusting to see them act in that way in different countries and they need to be taught that how they act in their own countries doesn't apply anywhere else. I feel bad for the children whose parents don't teach them that because in the future half the world is going to hate China for how they behave in other countries. It's also an embarrassment to the well educated and polite Chinese people around the globe.

One tourist photobombed my picture and did not even apologize. I find that downright rude. How would someone like that if I did the same thing back? Advice (and this applies to everyone): Treat others the way you want to be treated.

Be it on a plane, at the airport, at a resort, a mall or a restaurant, Chinese people are just obnoxiously loud and rude. They don't care if they invade your personal space. Almost all I've encountered don't bother excusing themselves or apologizing if they bump you. They act like they're the only people in the room. So annoying especially when you're stuck in a row with them on the plane.

I have seen it all: Chinese tourists screaming over maps at Macy's at the King of Prussia Mall. I went to Canada once and I saw a Chinese couple changing their toddler's diaper in the middle of the mall. I saw a video on Youtube where they were fighting over and hoarding shrimp at a buffet.

Heck, I'm Chinese myself and my family's 1000% more civilized than they are!

2 The Americans

I'm filpino, and I really don't like being half American honestly..

I have to agree despite being American myself. After all, a French officer in Courage the Cowardly Dog said, "stupid Americans". Wow. Truer words could have never been said by a background cartoon character to describe only the worst of American tourists! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

American tourists talk so LOUDLY and older American female tourists wear a lot of jewelry even if it's only bling. A lovely, older American couple I know told me they're not traveling anymore because American tourists are hated, which is very sad.

I am an american but this is true we all think we all are so great and live in the best country.

3 The Russians

They are very dumb and very poorly behaved! russians make me sick

They are unpolite, without education, speak bad and they think it is normal if you pay!

One of them nearly ruined my holiday. How retarded is it to leave your clothes in a changing booth on a beach only to come back later and break in without any sense of respect for the person currently changing (I.e. me)?!

They have no courtesy and I have almost been pushed out of the train by a Russian trying to get on at the same time as me, and no acknowledgement was made either

4 The British

The British aren't bad really. They just have a bad drinking culture like the rest of Northern Europe, but obviously, the UK being the most populated nation in Northern Europe means that is exposed more to the world. When you're drunk you don't know what you're doing and do silly things.

The British are bad tourists in only certain areas, and are polite when they are not drinking. I've seen worse from Germans who don't have the excuse of alcohol consummation. - tigerbw

Not bad people just sadly have a bad relationship with alcohol like their Germantic brothers.

British will not shut their mouth until they get what they want! They treating hotel staff like a slave and they are complimentary seekers.

Hmm...I'm ashamed to say the Brits should be higher! Sometimes we behave appallingly (excluding myself of course) They seem to think that people abroad are the foreigners in their own country! Honestly...what a picture they paint of other decent, respectful Brits. Tsk! - Britgirl

5 The Indians

I work in costumer service and Indians are by far the rudest people I've ever encountered on my job. I would say that 8-9/10 Indians are very disrespectful when they talk to someone in a serving position. They're very impatient people and like to treat people like they own them. There are very polite Indian people as well but they tend to be the exception.

Drunk and racist. They come here and do not respect local culture or customs. They are uncultured and uneducated. No respect and very drunken behavior. - ndia2

Horrible, uneducated, racists, think they own the place. Terrible culture. - tigerbw

Indians have no culture. No education. They are arrogant, racist, demanding, and they let their kids poo on streets. Very uncivilised nation. - Florence23

6 The Germans

Loud, rude, lack of respect or manners. Always getting drunk, not learning our language, laughing at us for not speaking German. Very poorly behaved, always drinking and eating with their mouths full. German girls pray on you and get drunk to they literally can't walk. German men get so drunk they piss on war memorials and trash hotels/local customs. So disgustingly behaved!

The Germans should be higher. They are so rude, uneducated, violent, and think they own whatever country they travel to. They live in Spain and make NO effort to speak Spanish or get into Spanish life then have the cheek to complain that foreigners are taking their jobs. - tigerbw

Met 2 German girls in Magaluf. They were dressed appalling and had a terrible trashy accent coming onto you like there's no tomorrow. They got so drunk they couldn't even walk and laughed at anyone who wasn't speaking German. I've met several rude, disgusting, racist, and abusive Germans like this. No respect.

German tourists are the world's worst. We just don't hear about it because their bad ones are reported in Germany not worldwide. Germans are drunk all the time and go to Spanish islands to simply get pissed and smash the place up. They do this in a lot of Eastern European nations too. Even the older ones are little educated and in-polite, and have the classic ''we are better than you and we why are there so much foreigners here'' attitude! - Florence23

7 The French

The French are freeloaders and cannot accept the "no" answer. They demand and do not ask, they want to spend as little as possible and they want the best in return. They speak very badly English and pretend that everyone speaks French

The French are rude, uncultured snobs with little decent manners. They think they are the best in the world and have awful, dreadful accents. - ndia2

Was on a bus this morning where a group of french women teens were insulting and threatening a local irish girl because she did open a window. The adult acompagnying them did not say a word...

Inpolite, little mannered, uneducated. They do not respect local customs. - Florence23

8 The Italians

They are rude, loud, obnoxious and just very arrogant in general. They bump into you and don't apologize. They expect everyone to speak Italian regardless of where they are and get very condescending when someone doesn't speak Italian. You are in another country for Christ's sake. If you can't speak English stay in Italy.

The Italians are the worst people of the world. It is not by chance that in may public places, in the past there was a panel saying "Entrance forbidden to DOGS and ITALIANS". Italians are ignorant, they do not speak any language and expect that in every Country in the worldpeople speaks Italian to please them. Italians are rude. they are extremely loud, shout at you, harrass women in the most rude and explicit way, they drink and destroy everything around them... when italians arrive in one touristic place, the holiday is finished for every other nationality.
Italians should be the number 1 in this list.

Completely rude, no manners, and uneducated. - tigerbw

Top 10 Worst Tourist Nationalities: The Italians
Noisy, blockhead, men look like bitches, bigot

9 The Israelis

I work in the travel industry and over the years have done an informal survey of travel guides in more than ten countries re which tourists are the most difficult. Unbelievably, the answer is ALWAYS the same country: the Israelis! I wonder if this is ever discussed in the Israeli press.

Rude and always with a total disrespect for the local people. I witnessed two episode where groups of Israelis became violent. Once against a.fellow traveller defending a girl they were harassing and another time against an old man whose fridge they had just raided and he dared tell them off (it was his local bar). Not to forget in a hostel in Colombia 3 Israelis stole the food of the lady owner who was taking 3 young kids on a trip away. They had to cancel the trip. They threw rubbish everywhere.
In Nepal my hiking guide told me mountain lodges preferred to pretend to be full rather than taking them. It's not worth the absolute unpleasantness, and possibility of being robbed.
When working in the travel industry we had to pay more money to house Israeli groups in hotels. Because of stealing, rudeness (staff would call in sick), complaints from other guests etc.

Racists and supremacists

rude rude

10 The Saudis

Cannot drink but always drunk, so can't even wake up untill 5 pm the next day. Never respect timings or policies in restaurants or hotels. Hotel rooms after them need to go for deep clean.

The Contenders

11 The Turkish

Beautiful country, worst people in the history of planet. I don't have to say anything, just open a history book.

12 The Spanish

Often claim other nations are bad tourists but are incredibly uneducated and violent themselves. - tigerbw

LOUDIEST TOURISTS EVER. Fat, rudely behaved and don't respect local cultures. - Jok3232

Certainly, while I am a good tourist, some aren't. The problem is that this is one of the loudest countries and we go to bed at 11, 12 or even 1 o'clock. This is also a country that loves to party. - Martinglez

Very badly behaved. Very poorly educated and they often place their social class horrors on other nations. The girls dress very slutty and have no manners or decency. They laugh at you for not speaking their language ABROAD. - Florence23

13 The Indonesians

Rude and uneducated - ndia2

They love to taking selfie everywhere, even in front of cemetery :(

Taking selfie everywhere is true. It is ashamed. Many of these tourists have the journey only in once or twice a year. Or some have the trips once in some years...that's why..But they are not rude. - niaga

14 The Brazilians
15 The Poles
16 The Iranians

We iranians have this really bad habit of leaving piles of our trashes behind, wherever we go. We can't speak english well, and have to use those stupid body movements to make others understan us! We talk loud, we stare at others in streets and our men only travel to have sex with prostitutes of other countries...we are the worst tourists of all time

17 The Australians

Loud, rude when drunk. You will always know when an Australian is nearby because you'll hear them first ( can make this judgement as I am an Aussie myself, though nothing like my fellow aussie tourists). I was in Thailand and this young drunk Australian guy was insulting this poor Thai woman who owned a cafe, shouting at the at her and the customers saying that no one would come back to her cafe, because her food was terrible. I felt so bad for her!

People holiday in Bali because it's cheap. You get what you pay for.

I live in Bali.. and as a fellow Australian I see the worst of aussie tourists. Drunken, disrespectful of local culture, crass and ignorant. Being so close to Bali, we tend to get the small minded budget tourists, who think no rules or laws apply in Indonesia.

18 The Greeks
19 The Argentines
20 The South Koreans

I have met a lot of awesome South Koreans, but for another portion of those people, they don't follow rules and are annoying.

The Chinese are the worst (but not all of them). Koreans on the other hand are not even that loud compared to the chinese when they are in groups. Sure they are loud in groups but not as loud as the Chinese tourists (not all of them). - Jiaan

They are known to be racist - sissy

So dumb

21 The Mexicans

Rude and don't tip

22 The Pakistanis

They treat others with no respect, they take everything for granted. Act likes princes.

They cut queues and carry hand luggage that looks like hold luggage so all the cabin space is taken before you get to your seat.

No respect for woman, boys are so narcistic.

23 The Hungarys

Epic adjective

24 The Swedes
25 The Irish
26 The South Africans
27 The Egyptians

Very demanding high maintenance people, who think the world owes them a living. They confuse knowledge with hyper-talking.


28 The Congolese
29 The Moroccans

Rude, Assuming and demanding, narrow-minded

I was living here in Abu Dhabi, one Moroccan lady accused my friend for
breaking her oven without any proof or evidence.

30 The Tunesians
31 The Dutch

Dutch are drunks with no education. Horrible violent people. - tigerbw

No elegance at all.

32 The Romanians
33 The North Koreans

They have been insulting my country for years now (south korea), as I have constantly seen them cross the border, and when they do, all they do is say how bad we are, and how we don't worship there ugly big fat leader.

34 The Portuguese
35 The Serbians
36 The Scottish
37 The Bosnians
38 The Ghanaians
39 Denmark Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.
40 The Turks
41 The Ethiopians
42 The Angolans
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