Safety Updates: January 2018

January 9

  The U.S. Department of State will soon be replacing Travel Warnings and Alerts with a color-coded, numerical rating system of Travel Advisories for every country. The tentative start date for these changes is Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Once effective, the Department of State will issue all countries a Travel Advisory with an overall rating between 1-4, currently described as: 1 = Exercise Normal Precautions; 2 = Exercise Increased Caution; 3 = Reconsider Travel; and 4 = Do Not Travel. Travel Advisory levels 2-4 will have clearly articulated risk factors such as: crime, terrorism, civil… Read more