Travelers, Listen Up! State Department Unveils New Travel Advisory System

Travelers, Listen Up! State Department Unveils New Travel Advisory System

Travelers, Listen Up! State Department Unveils New Travel Advisory System

The United States on Wednesday categorised India as "Level 2" on its new travel advisory scale, which ranks countries from one to four on safety and risk factors.

Rwanda is the only East African country placed under level-one rating, under which U.S. citizens are advises to "exercise normal precautions". Level one is for "exercising normal precaution".

― Malay Mail picKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 ― In a new travel advisory issued by the United States, Malaysia is now placed in Level One or the lowest level for safety and security risks among other countries like Canada and Australia.

Level 4 - Do Not Travel: This is the highest advisory level due to greater likelihood of life-threatening risks.

N - Natural Disaster: A natural disaster, or its aftermath, poses danger. Advisories are based on information from intelligence agencies, USA embassies and host countries' governments, she said. Read the country's Travel Advisory for details.

USA issues new travel advisory for its citizens India at level 2
USA issues new travel advisory for its citizens India at level 2

O - Other: There are potential risks not covered by previous risk indicators.

The new rankings replace the vague and often confusing system of issuing "travel alerts" for short-term dangers posed by events such as epidemics or mass protests, and "travel warnings" for long-standing concerns such as armed conflict or political instability. Here's a complete list of every country's rating. Antarctica is also a Level Two. "The Department of State provides additional advice for travelers in these areas in the Travel Advisory" says the Department of State".

Several European countries that are popular with American tourists were put at the Tier 2 level due to risks related to terrorism. Americans wishing to travel there "must apply for a one-time waiver and provide justification as to why they need to go", Ms Bernier-Toth said. These include France and Belgium, where an ISIS cell conducted deadly attacks in 2015 and 2016, as well as Germany, where a truck plowed into a group of people at a Christmas market in December 2016.

"We reduced staffing in Havana, and every time we do that we release a travel warning, which is reflected in our current Level 3 for Cuba", she said. Bernier-Toth told reporters it was not listed as a Level Four, even though most USA diplomats have been ordered to leave the country over concerns they were targeted for attacks, because it still has not been determined what caused embassy personnel to suffer hearing and brain injuries. Did you pay much attention to the old system?

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