Department of State included Georgia among safest countries to travel
11 January, 2018
Department of State included Georgia among safest countries to travel
The Department of State has issued new type of safety and security information worldwide for the U.S. citizens. Under the new system, every country will have a Travel Advisory, providing levels of advice ranging from 1 to 4. Georgia was categorized at the first level, which is described “as the lowest advisory level for safety and security risk. There is some risk in any international travel. Conditions in other countries may differ from those in the United States and may
change at any time.”

Other countries at the first level are: Austria, Canada, Switzerland, Scandinavian countries, all EU Eastern European countries, almost all former Soviet republics, except Russia, Ukraine and Azerbaijan.

The second level includes countries of heightened risks to safety and security, including Germany, Great Britain and France. The Department of State provides additional advice for travelers in these areas in the Travel Advisory. Conditions in any country may change at any time.

“Level 1 - Exercise Normal Precautions: This is the lowest advisory level for safety and security risk. There is some risk in any international travel. Conditions in other countries may differ from those in the United States and may change at any time.

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Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution: Be aware of heightened risks to safety and security. The Department of State provides additional advice for travelers in these areas in the Travel Advisory. Conditions in any country may change at any time.

Level 3 - Reconsider Travel: Avoid travel due to serious risks to safety and security. The Department of State provides additional advice for travelers in these areas in the Travel Advisory. Conditions in any country may change at any time.

Level 4 - Do Not Travel: This is the highest advisory level due to greater likelihood of life-threatening risks. During an emergency, the U.S. government may have very limited ability to provide assistance. The Department of State advises that U.S. citizens not travel to the country or leave as soon as it is safe to do so. The Department of State provides additional advice for travelers in these areas in the Travel Advisory. Conditions in any country may change at any time”, says the Department of State.

Russia and Turkey have been put at the level 3, while the level 4 includes countries like Iran, Afghanistan, North Korea, Syria, etc.

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