Tour India with 'increased caution', says new USA travel advisory

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To check each country's level, you can visit a newly updated State Department Travel Advisory website. Travel Advisories apply up to four standard levels of advice, give a description of the risks, and provide clear actions USA citizens should take to help ensure their safety.

The United States of America on Wednesday released new travel advisory for its residents in which it says "reconsider travel" plan to Pakistan, placing it at Level 3 of its four point safety ranking system.

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

Perennial US adversary Russian Federation was listed as a Tier 3 country, due to the risk of "terrorism and harassment".

"Travel to all areas of Afghanistan is unsafe because of high levels of kidnappings, hostage taking, suicide bombings, widespread military combat operations, landmines, terrorist and insurgent attacks, including attacks using vehicle-borne or other improvised explosive devices (IEDs), it said". At this level, the US government may have "very limited ability to provide assistance" to travelers.

Under the new system, every country has a Travel Advisory, providing levels of advice ranging from 1 to 4.

North Korea is also level four, with the additional restriction that United States law prohibits American travelers from using their passports there, effectively banning visits.

On January 10, 2018, the Department of State launched improvements to how we share information with USA travelers.

Level one advises travelers to exercise normal precaution as there may be some risk during global travel.

T - Terrorism: Terrorist attacks have occurred and/or specific threats against civilians, groups, or other targets may exist.

The different levels are determined by several factors including crime, civil unrest and health risks. The figure, as the general director indicated, represents a 217.4 percent growth over the previous year and despite the strengthening of the policies that support the blockade that Washington has maintained against Havana since 1962. Additionally, U.S. embassies and consulates will now issue Alerts to replace the current Emergency Messages and Security Messages.

The Department's newly-redesigned hub for traveler information,, will host all Travel Advisories, recent Alerts issued for each country, and an interactive map in mobile-friendly formats.

Cuba, for instance, where the State Department has previously advised against travel, was listed as a Tier 3, rather than Tier 4, country.

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