U.S. State Department Updates Travel Warnings For 14 Nations

U.S. State Department Updates Travel Warnings For 14 Nations

Several new travel advisories were updated last week

The U.S. State Department updated its travel advisory for Ecuador on June 22. The warning level for the South American nation is Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution. According to the U.S., certain regions are dangerous and travelers should “exercise increased caution in Ecuador due to civil unrest, crime, and kidnapping.”

The U.S. State Department updated travel warnings for 13 countries on June 23.  

Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Nepal are just a handful of the 13 most popular destinations. However, none of them is more than Level 2.

According to the alert, visitors to Sri Lanka should “exercise increased caution in the country due to fuel and medicine shortages, civil unrest, and terrorism.” 

As stated in the advice, Nepal also has health issues. “Be aware that infrastructure, government services, and medical assistance may not be up to U.S. standards.” Additionally, political demonstrations are something that visitors are advised to avoid.

Additionally, tourists are cautioned that terrorist organizations target tourist locations in the picturesque Maldives. “terrorist groups may conduct attacks with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities. Attacks may occur on remote islands which could lengthen the response time of authorities.”

Afghanistan is rated Level 4: Do Not Travel; Pakistan Level 3: Reconsider Travel; Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, and India Level 2; Bhutan, Uzbekistan, and the Kyrgyz Republic Level 1.