New U.S. State Department Travel Advisory Program
The U.S. State Department has been criticized over the years as international travelers never really understood the difference between a travel warning and a travel alert.
Therefore, to make their travel advisories easier to understand, they have given every country in the world a color-coded advisory:
- No color – exercise normal precautions
- Yellow – exercise increased caution
- Orange – reconsider travel
- Red – do not travel
As you study the new map, Cuba moves from a travel warning to “reconsider travel” while most of Europe gets a yellow color reminding us to exercise increased caution. And, of course, North Korea and other trouble spots on the map get a “red” don’t go!
I suppose having four different categories will make their advisories a little clearer to understand. I don’t know, let’s see how this plays out over the coming years.
To explore the U.S. State Department’s new travel advisory site, CLICK HERE.
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