Which countries have a high risk level?

Kamyah Knight, editor

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Which countries have a high threat travel risk? Earlier this year the Us state department wanted to clarify their alerts and warnings to travelers who may have been confused by that.Now as of January each of the countries is ranked form a one to a four, 1 meaning take normal precautions and 4 meaning recommends not to travel. Guatemala, Honduras, Cuba, El salvador,Venezuela, The British Virgin Islands,Turkey, lebanon,Pakistan, Russia, and Burkina Faso.Threats are now being labeled by letter for example C is for crime, T for terrorism, U for civil unrest, H for health risks, N for natural disasters, E for time-limited events such as elections or sporting events, and O for other.

The reason for this cause is travelers from other places were confused and had a difficult time understanding the difference between the warnings and alerts.The State department had redone the advisories for traveling to make them better understanding to travelers. The State department has warned all citizens in the US to not go to the high risk countries but they can’t prohibit you from doing so. On the other hand Korea has an exception since the US has only banned travel on American passports to that country.Although there is a possibility of a pushback from the government the department declares the ranks are based on security conditions in a country.

In September the agency claimed ‘’many US embassy havana employees were injured do to the fact that they were attacked. The travel warning explained ‘’Because our personals safety is at risk we are unable to identify the source of the attacks,and we advise you not to travel to cuba’’. The new page for Cuba says Americans should result not traveling to Cuba because of the health attacks