Before touring around Asia, it’s worth making sure every place on your list of destinations is safe or, at least, worth the risk. The US State Department ranks countries as levels 1 through 4, from least dangerous to most dangerous. Twenty-four countries in Asia are designated Level 1 (least dangerous), […]
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 […]
The US Department of State reissued a travel advisory cautioning against travel to Peru on July 18. The reissue comes ahead of the Pan American Games and Para pan American Games, which will be hosted in Peru. Certain areas are wholesale banned for US government personnel to travel to, including […]
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 US State Department issues public travel advisories that show how safe foreign countries are for travellers. It’s worth checking such alerts before booking your next Caribbean vacation. While most Caribbean destinations are designated the lowest levels, the agency warns against travelling to a few, including Venezuela, parts of Colombia, […]
China on Tuesday warned its citizens to avoid travelling to the United States. State-controlled media reported the move was in response to violence and shootings in the US. The warning comes amid heightened tensions between the two countries centered on the tech giant Huawei. THE TECH COLD WAR: Everything that’s […]
The State Department this week announced a new risk indicator for its public travel advisories. The new indicator, signalling a risk of kidnapping, has been added to the notices for 35 countries – Mexico, Haiti, and the Philippines among them. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. The US State Department announced […]
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 […]
The US Department of State issued a travel advisory in the Bahamas on February 25. Violent crime – including sexual assault and armed robberies – is “common,” according to the department’s website. Government personnel are not permitted to visit the Sand Trap area in Nassau. They’re also barred from using […]
The US consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, has issued a warning about the area to US citizens. The alert came a day after a series of attacks on police in Juarez, believed to be the work of organised crime. Violence has risen throughout Mexico in recent years, and 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 […]
2017 was Mexico’s most violent year on record, and the US State Department has given “do not travel” notices for five states there. Much of the country has in the past been subject to travel warnings, but these latest advisories are the State Department’s most severe. Many of Mexico’s most […]
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 […]
The US Embassy in Mexico has barred government workers from going to Playa del Carmen. The embassy said it was responding to a “security threat” after two incidents involving explosives in recent weeks. It’s not clear where the explosives came from or why the tourist area was targeted. Less than […]
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