Reconsider travel: United States updates advisory for its citizens headed to Pakistan

Reconsider travel: United States updates advisory for its citizens headed to Pakistan

Reconsider travel: United States updates advisory for its citizens headed to Pakistan

To check each country's level, you can visit a newly updated State Department Travel Advisory website.

The State Department is trying to make it easier for us travelers to understand and access security information about their travel destinations with the rollout of a new travel advisory program.

Armenia has been included in Level 1, the lowest advisory level for safety and security risk.

Level two exercise increased caution and be aware of heightened risks to safety and security.

The new travel system ranks Pakistan on Level 3 titled as "Reconsider Travel". During an emergency, the USA government may have very limited ability to provide assistance.

There are 11 Level-4 countries -- Afghanistan, Central African Republic, North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Under the new rankings, level 1, the lowest advisory, signals a need to "exercise normal precautions" in places where there is no more than the usual risk involved in worldwide travel. But the US can not wholly ban citizens from traveling to countries. The day before, during a hearing in the Committee of Foreign Relations of the Senate officials of the State Department acknowledged that they have no evidence that allows them to affirm neither that there were attacks against their diplomats in the Cuban capital, nor that the government could be responsible or have knowledge of third-party actions.

C - Crime: Widespread violent or organized crime is present in areas of the country.

The advisory further goes on adding USA employees are mandated to take special authorization from U.S. consulate general offices before traveling to states with Naxalite activity or the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Tripura, and Manipur, reported India Today.

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

N - Natural Disaster: A natural disaster, or its aftermath, poses danger.

O - Other: There are potential risks not covered by previous risk indicators. North Korea is the exception to that rule, since the United States banned travel on American passports to that country over the summer. These Alerts will replace the current Emergency Messages and Security Messages. Additionally, U.S. embassies will now issue Alerts regarding specific safety and security concerns in a country, such as demonstrations, crime trends and weather events.

The new advisory has come days after the United States chose to cut down $225 million military aid to the country.

Mexico, a level two country, has complained in the past that U.S. alerts hurt tourism, but the site gives a detailed breakdown of areas to avoid because of drug cartel violence.

Trump says Russia probe is a 'Democrat hoax'
Mobile's New BOGO Sale Includes iPhone X, Galaxy S8