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The United States Department of State yesterday released a total of 15 new travel advisories updates as part of its ongoing commitment to keeping American travelers safe on their travels abroad. While it is the cast that most of the world has overcome from Covid-19 and international travel has finally returned to pre-pandemic levels, there are still many other types of security issues and threats that travelers should be aware of before booking their travel – as evidenced by recent travel advisories updates.

From terrorism to kidnapping, natural disasters to petty crime, travel advisories are broad in scope when it comes to keeping travelers up-to-date on issues around the world and should be a key part of any pre-vacation checklist for anyone. traveler. Here’s a look at which countries were included in the latest round of travel advisories updates posted yesterday, as well as a reminder of what travel advisories are and the role they play in international travel.

What are travel advisories? information for travelers

Travel advisories updates contain information that informs travelers of the risks they may encounter when traveling abroad. Every country in the world has a travel warning page, while some countries have separate warnings for specific regions. The travel advisories are updated frequently and come in four distinct tiers – each with its own color – to allow travelers to quickly identify the risks they may incur when traveling to a specific part of the world. The four levels and their colors are as follows:

  • Level 1 – Normal Exercise Precautions (Blue)
  • Level 2 – Increased Care in Exercise (Yellow)
  • Level 3 – Reconsider Travel (Orange)
  • Level 4 – Do Not Travel (Red)

Travel advisories cover both serious issues and regular, everyday threats that travelers may face, such as crime, terrorism, civil unrest, health, natural disasters, time-limited events, kidnapping and others. While level 4 Do not travel strong wording may be, travel advisories cannot legally prevent a traveler from visiting a destination, but serve only to alert travelers to the risks involved in doing so. As a result of the pandemic, each travel advisory page also features a CDC section indicating the level of Covid-19 in the country. This can be unknown, low, moderate or high.

Update travel advisories – what travelers should know

The latest travel advisories updates were published yesterday and featured 15 countries. Each of the four levels of the travel advisory system has been included. Four countries received Level 1 alerts, indicating that they are among the safest countries in the world. They are:

  • Hungary – the CDC indicates that there is an unknown level of Covid-19 in the country
  • Saba – according to the CDC, there is a low level of Covid-19 in Saba
  • North Macedonia – the country has a moderate level of Covid-19
  • Sweden – high level of Covid-19

Another four countries received Level 2 alerts, indicating that travelers should exercise more caution in these destinations. Jordanwho has a moderate level of Covid-19, received a Level 2 alert due to the risk of terrorism – as was Moroccothat the CDC indicates has a high level of the virus. Mozambique – whose Covid-19 level is unknown, has been designated as a Tier 2 destination due to health issues, crime, and terrorism. O Solomon Islands were also placed at Tier 2 due to low Covid-19 vaccination, with the country also carrying an unknown level of Covid-19.

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Four countries also received a Level 3 alert. Its details are as follows:

  • China – reconsider travel to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) due to arbitrary application of local laws and restrictions related to Covid-19. The CDC indicates that China has a low level of Covid-19
  • Guatemala – reconsider travel to Guatemala due to the crime. Do not travel to the Department of San Marcos, Department of Huehuetenango or Zona 18. The country has a high level of Covid-19
  • Lebanon – reconsider travel to Lebanon due to crime, terrorism, armed conflict, civil unrest, kidnapping and the limited ability of the Embassy of Beirut to provide support to US citizens. There is a moderate level of Covid-19 in the country.
  • vanuatu – reconsider travel to Vanuatu due to Covid-19 related restrictions. The level of Covid-19 is unknown.

Ultimately, three countries received Tier 4 updates – the highest tier the system offers. Travelers were instructed not to travel to Haiti – who has an unknown level of Covid-19 – due to kidnapping, crime and civil unrest. Hong Kong it is also a Tier 4 country, with travelers advised not to visit due to restrictions related to Covid-19, including the risk of parents and children being separated. The country has a high level of Covid-19. Travelers are also advised not to travel to Will due to the risk of kidnapping and arbitrary arrest and detention of US citizens; the country has an unknown level of Covid-19.

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