United States issues 'exercise increased caution' advisory for its citizens travelling to India

State Department Rolls Out New Travel Advisory Program

The report says that overall, the State Department placed Mexico at the second of its four-stage travel advisory levels.

The State Department on Wednesday launched improvements on sharing information with USA travellers to provide clear, timely and reliable safety and security information.

The United States has put India under "Level 2" category on it's travel advisory scale.

The MTB said the new system is an improvement based on its organization and simplicity, and noted that the State Department "confirmed that major worldwide tourist destinations in Mexico are safe" and have no travel restrictions. Citizens are advised to "exercise increased caution: Be aware of heightened risks to safety and security".

It also added that the US government has "limited ability" to provide emergency services to its citizens in rural areas of eastern Maharashtra and northern Telangana through western West Bengal, where Maoist extremist groups are present, since they require special authorization to visit. The destination made an appearance for the first time in a U.S. State Department travel warning in August and responded with an aggressive and multipronged security action plan, which includes the construction of a marine base that is due to open next year and an expanded surveillance network.

The five states are Tamaulipas on the USA border and Sinaloa, Colima, Michoacan and Guerrero on the Pacific coast.

The US said its new travel advisory is simpler and replaces all previous travel warnings and alerts.

The Guatemalan Ministry of Foreign Affairs replied in a statement that they respected the measures taken by various countries and clarified that these are only advisories, not travel bans. Read the country's Travel Advisory for details.

The State Department's travel warnings are often tricky a subject with the Mexican government, which is sensitive to any suggestion that its lucrative tourist areas are unsafe for US travelers. The Department of State provides additional advice for travelers in these areas in the Travel Advisory.

Perennial US adversary Russian Federation was listed as a Tier 3 country, due to the risk of "terrorism and harassment".

The U.S. State Department is warning tourists to "completely avoid" five states in Mexico because of rampant criminal and gang activity.

Attacks have targeted official Afghan and U.S. government convoys and compounds, foreign embassies, military installations, commercial entities, non-governmental organization (NGO) offices, hospitals, places of worship, restaurants, hotels, airports, and education centers, the advisory said.

The office also mentioned that the USA government was unable to provide any consular services to US citizens from the Consulate General in Peshawar. Americans weighing travel overseas used to face a confusing array of warnings, updates and alerts when checking with the United States government about their destination of choice.

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