US Department State Travel Advisory 2020

US Department State Travel Advisory:Travel the world without stress

Global travel has increased: the number of international tourists became 1,400 million people in 2018. This is a 6% increase over 2017. Many people see travel as a way to relieve stress, it turns out that Reality shows you otherwise. And so, at the end of the speech they end up more stressed than when they started.

US Department State Travel Advisory
US Department State Travel Advisory


Travel stress is a sensation of mental tension and pressure directly related to travel or planning.
The stress of planning, air travel, safety concerns, financial concerns or unrealistic expectations can cause some people to have a very negative vacation. What can be done ?. Consult the  US Department State Travel Advisory.

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There are simple things you can do to nullify or lessen this stress and make sure you can enjoy your vacation.

Right I nformation 

The most common stressful travel experience was related to pre-trip problems and planning. These include packing, concerns about finances, making travel arrangements and deciding on an itinerary. It also includes false, outdated or erroneous information about the places of destination:

An example of outdated information: Paris and France

France and Paris in particular, is a very common destination for citizens of the United States. But it turns out that the riots in that country have increased in recent weeks. Moreover, in the last days massive strikes have left all of France without trains, buses and airplanes. And to Paris without public transport. It is an advantage to know the particularities of the place where you are going to visit to take precautions.

US Department State Travel Advisory - Twitter
US Department State Travel Advisory - Twitter


Level of Risks - US Department State Travel Advisory

The US Department of State,  is responsible for preparing warnings of different kinds for travelers visiting countries other than the United States. Here the detail

On January 10, 2018, the State Department presented a series of improvements to the way we transmit information to American travelers. These improvements will provide U.S. citizens with security information in a clear, timely and reliable manner throughout the world. Under the new system, Travel Recommendations will be provided for all countries, with levels of recommendations ranging from 1 to 4:

Level 1 -Take Normal Precautions:

This is the lowest recommendation level for safety risks. All international trips involve a certain risk. In other countries, conditions may differ from those in the United States and change at any time.

Level 2 - Take Greater Precautions:

The existence of greater risks to safety and protection must be considered. The State Department provides additional recommendations to travelers in these areas through the Travel Recommendations. In all countries, conditions may vary at any time.

Level 3 - Reconsider the Trip:

Travel should be avoided due to serious safety and security risks. The State Department provides additional recommendations to travelers in these areas, through the Travel Recommendations. In all countries, conditions may vary at any time.

Level 4 - Do not Travel:

This is the highest level of recommendation due to the greater likelihood of life risks. During an emergency, the United States government may have a very limited ability to provide assistance. The State Department advises US citizens not to travel to the country or to leave there as soon as it is safe. The State Department provides additional recommendations to travelers in these areas through the Travel Recommendations. In all countries, conditions may vary at any time.

Travel Recommendations for each country replace the previous Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts. While we will issue a general level of Travel Recommendations for each country, the levels of recommendations may vary in certain places or areas within a country. For example, we may advise US citizens to "Take greater precautions" (Level 2) in one country, but "Reconsider the decision to travel" (Level 3) to a specific area within that same country.

US Department State Travel Advisory - Facebook
US Department State Travel Advisory - Facebook


Our detailed Travel Recommendations

will also provide clear reasons for the assigned level, using established risk indicators, and provide specific advice to US citizens who choose to travel to those places:

C - Crime: Violent crimes or organized crime have a widespread presence in some regions of the country. The ability of local law enforcement authorities to respond to serious crimes could be limited.

T - Terrorism: There have been terrorist attacks and / or there could be specific threats against civilians, groups or other objectives.

U - Social conflict: There is political, economic, religious and / or ethnic instability that could cause violence, major disturbances and / or security risks.

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H - Health: There are health risks, including current disease outbreaks or a crisis that disrupts the medical infrastructure of a country. One factor could be that a Travel Notice from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has been issued.

N - Natural disaster: A natural disaster or its consequences involve dangers.

E - Time-limited event: A short-term event, such as an election, sporting event or other incident, which could pose a security risk.

O - Other: There are potential risks that are not covered by previous risk indicators. Read the Travel Recommendations for more details.

Travel Recommendations will be analyzed and updated as necessary, based on changes to safety information.

Embassies and consulates of the United States:

Will hereinafter issue Alerts to replace the current Emergency Messages and Security Messages. The alerts will inform US citizens about country-specific security considerations, such as demonstrations, criminal trends and weather events.

The recently redesigned traveler information center of the State Department will contain all Travel Recommendations, Recent Alerts issued for each country and an interactive map with mobile-friendly formats. The country pages on the website will continue to include all travel information that is currently available, including details on entry / exit requirements, local laws and customs, health conditions, transportation and other relevant topics.

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

In order to receive news about safety and other important information while traveling, US citizens can register their travel plans in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program

US Department State Travel Advisory - STEP
US Department State Travel Advisory - STEP

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