State Department Launches Travel Advisory System
Thursday, 11 January 2018 16:39
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The State Department launched a travel advisory system that informs and advises U.S. travelers about the level of risk in each country around the world. The department assigns each country a risk level:

  1. 1.Exercise normal precautions.
  2. 2.Exercise increased caution.
  3. 3.Reconsider travel.
  4. 4.Do not travel (greater likelihood of life-threatening risks and limited ability of the U.S. government to provide assistance during an emergency).

It bases those ratings on civil unrest; crime; natural disasters; health risks; short-term events that pose risks, such as elections; terrorism risks; and other risks not covered in these buckets. The State Department will update travel advisories as needed, including reasons for the assessment and advice for travelers heading to those areas. Risk levels and advisories for areas within a country may differ from those for the overall country.

Read more in Business Travel News.