What Are The Best Countries to Run To When You Need to Escape?
When planning out your perfect escape, one of the first things you should check is which countries you could run to where you are not at risk of being extradited back to the United States as the U.S. has bilateral extradition agreements with over 107 countries.
This means that if you make the mistake of landing up in one of these places, you run a high risk of being sent packing straight back to The Land of the (not so) Free. Therefore, it makes sense to choose a country that does not have an extradition treaty with the US.
What is Extradition?
Extradition is when one country repatriates an individual who is accused or convicted of a crime back to the country where it was committed. It usually involves a bilateral treaty though these treaties are not legally binding and are based upon the cooperation of law enforcement agencies of both countries.
An extradition treaty means that there is an official and organised mutual agreement between two nations using a bilateral agreement to extradite fugitives back to the soil of the country to face the legal consequences. However, it is important to mention here that extradition is a murky business in practice.
There are many instances where countries that do have extradition treaties have not followed them and times when countries that do not have extradition treaties have sent fugitives back anyway. There are on average 400-700 people that are extradited back to the United States every year.
That being said, you do stand a much better chance if you choose to hide out in a country that does NOT have an official extradition treaty with the United States.
Countries with No Extradition Treaty with the U.S. 2020
Central African Republic
São Tomé & Príncipe