USA issues fresh travel advisory to its citizens

USA issues fresh travel advisory to its citizens

USA issues fresh travel advisory to its citizens

Rwanda is the only East African country given a level-one rating, under which U.S. citizens are advised to "exercise normal precautions".

The advisory informed it's citizens that rape was the fastest growing crime in India. The Level 4 has been indicated for nations such as Afghanistan, recommending "do not travel".

The new advisory has come days after the United States made a decision to cut down $225 million military aid to the country.

The State Department on Wednesday revamped its travel advisory warning system, installing a new ranking system aimed at making clear how safe or dangerous travel to a specific area may be.

Additionally, reasons for travel advisories will be attached to letters, such as C for crime, T for terrorism, H for heath issues, U for civil unrest and O for other.

"These improvements will provide US citizens with clear, timely, and reliable safety and security information worldwide", the US State Department reported on its website.

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Moving forward, every country will be given a level ranging from one, being almost no risk; to level four, a do not travel warning.

Countries have been issuing travel advisories for its citizens time and again, considering the present global scenario. This stems from the recent update of how the US Department of State shares information with US travellers on January 10th. "Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities", the new India travel advisory 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.

In the new rankings, India has been placed on Level 2 (exercise increased caution), while Pakistan has been ranked in Level 3 (reconsider travel).

Countries ranked at Level Three include Cuba, Dominica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Lebanon, Sudan, Nigeria, Turkey, Pakistan, Russia and Venezuela.

On Tuesday, US senators heard State Department officials say someone known to the Cuban government has a mystery weapon that they use to cause brain trauma to Americans in Havana. The new rankings, found on travel.state.gov, are applied to every country, even Antarctica. "In the past, there have been large-scale terrorist attacks resulting in hundreds of casualties", reads the travel advisory.

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