ibusinesslines.com
ibusinesslines.com June 22, 2018


U.S. advisory to citizens visiting India

13 January 2018, 01:56 | Melissa Porter

U.S. advisory to citizens visiting India

U.S. advisory to citizens visiting India

The Department of State provides additional advice for travelers in these areas in the Travel Advisory.

The U.S. State Department updated its warning system and how it conveys information about the risks of traveling to other countries, in a bid to make these warnings easier to understand.

The new system ranks countries from one to four on a sliding scale of increasing danger, with No. 1 suggesting normal precautions while traveling, and No. 2 suggesting increased precaution.

This is the lowest advisory level for safety and security risk.

This category includes countries like Iran, North Korea, Iraq and Syria. Level three countries include Russian Federation, due to civil unrest in certain areas, and Venezuela, due to crime and a limited ability of the U.S. to provide assistance to citizens.

Placing India on Level 2, the State Department identified "crime and terrorism" for Americans to exercise increased caution.


The new rankings replace the vague and often confusing system of issuing "travel alerts" for short-term dangers posed by events such as epidemics or mass protests, and "travel warnings" for long-standing concerns such as armed conflict or political instability. "The Department of State provides additional advice for travelers in these areas in the Travel Advisory" says the Department of State". The states mentioned include "eastern Maharashtra and northern Telangana through western West Bengal" as well as " rural parts of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand and. the borders of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, and Odisha".

"Will issue an overall travel advisory level for every country, levels of advice may vary for specific locations or areas within a country" the state department said. The new rankings, found on travel.state.gov, are applied to every country, even Antarctica.

There will still be travel alerts in case of demonstrations, hurricanes or terrorist incidents, for example. These advisory levels are simply a tool for you to use, and could impact world travel in some pretty meaningful ways.

In a message on its website, the State Department has advised its citizens to avoid travel to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, FATA and Kashmir due to terror threats.

The State Department does, however, restrict the use of a U.S. passport for travel to North Korea.



Other News

Trending Now

CES 2018: Blackout at tech's biggest show
CES's AI obsession will also spread beyond consumer devices and into visions of smart cities and, of course, driverless cars. It will be held at three different locations in Las Vegas, Nevada, dubbed Tech East, Tech West, and Tech South.

Dion Waiters To Have Season-Ending Knee Surgery
A clause in Waiters' contract could sway his decision to undergo season-ending surgery rather than wait until the offseason. Waiters' ankle has been problematic since last spring, when it forced him to miss the final 13 games of the 2017 season.

Talks on terror can go with Pak
CBD was launched by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during her visit to Islamabad on 9 December 2015. The external affairs ministry said: "The focus of the talks was on terror, cross-border terrorism".

Cameron White replaces Chris Lynn in Australia's ODI squad for England series
The selection also suggests that he is in scheme of things for the 2019 World Cup. Smith has told Nine, the Victorian Sheffield Shield captain deserves his call up.

23 civilians killed near Damascus, mainly from Russian air strike
Last month, Russian Federation announced it was withdrawing the bulk of its forces from Syria after it had been fully liberated of Daesh elements.

'Big Little Lies', 'Three Billboards…' win big at 75th Golden Globes
The show's star, Rachel Brosnahan , won her first career Golden Globe for lead actress in a comedy. Ewan McGregor took home best actor in a limited TV series for his multiple performance in Fargo .

Steve Bannon says 'treason' remark not directed at Trump Jr
A White House official said that any omission from the transcript was unintentional and that the context of the conversation was clear.