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The US issued its highest-level travel alert for every country in the world as governments seek to contain the coronavirus outbreak

On Thursday, the US State Department issued a blanket “Level 4” travel advisory – its highest warning – covering all international travel. The unprecedented move comes as countries try to contain the coronavirus outbreak. As airlines cancel flights and countries further restrict travel and border crossings, there’s a risk that […]
The US issued its highest-level travel alert for every country in the world as governments seek to contain the coronavirus outbreak
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The US is telling Americans to avoid nonessential travel to Italy

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention issued a Level 3 travel warning for Italy amid the spread of COVID-19, updating its Level 2 warning from February 24. The European country has the highest number of novel-coronavirus cases outside Asia, with more than 800 infected and 21 deaths. The State […]
The US is telling Americans to avoid nonessential travel to Italy
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Australia issues travel warning to Hong Kong as ‘unpredictable’ protests enter into their ninth week

Australia on Wednesday local time issued a travel warning for Hong Kong, saying that protests had become “unpredictable” and posed a threat to tourists. The government urged tourists to avoid large public gatherings and warned of violent confrontation between protesters, police, and criminally-linked individuals. The warning comes amid large-scale protests […]
Australia issues travel warning to Hong Kong as ‘unpredictable’ protests enter into their ninth week
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The riskiest vacation hot spots in Europe, ranked

Before you plan your European vacation, it’s worth checking out which countries are the most dangerous and why. The US State Department ranks countries as Levels 1 through 4, from least dangerous to most dangerous. Twelve European countries are ranked Level 2, and the agency recommends American visitors exercise increased […]
The riskiest vacation hot spots in Europe, ranked
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‘Do not travel’: The US government is warning Americans that if they fly to Venezuela they could be at risk of homicide or arbitrary arrest

The US Department of State issued a level-four travel warning for Venezuela on Tuesday, telling Americans not to travel to the chaos-stricken country. The advisory said food, electricity, water, medical supplies, and other essentials are in short supply, while violent crime is “common.” It also said Americans are being arbitrarily […]
‘Do not travel’: The US government is warning Americans that if they fly to Venezuela they could be at risk of homicide or arbitrary arrest
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China warns its tourists of ‘frequent shootings,’ expensive health care, and risks of encountering border-patrol agents during trips to the US

China has warned citizens travelling to the US of “frequent” shootings, expensive medical care, and the risks associated with running into border patrol agents. The Chinese Embassy in Washington issued a notice warning travellers that “shootings, robberies, and theft are frequent,” and urged citizens to remain calm and hold onto […]
China warns its tourists of ‘frequent shootings,’ expensive health care, and risks of encountering border-patrol agents during trips to the US
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Flights canceled, tens of thousands evacuated after massive Bali volcano erupts

Bali’s Denpasar Airport closed on Monday following a several volcanic eruptions by Mount Agung on the weekend. Flight cancellations affected 59,000 passengers on 445 flights. As many as 100,000 locals were living in the expanded danger zone. The weekend’s volcanic eruptions created plumes as high as 3.7 miles, or 6,000 […]
Flights canceled, tens of thousands evacuated after massive Bali volcano erupts