Published On: Fri, Jan 12th, 2018
Published in Category: International

US issues new travel advisory to its citizens for Pakistan, India

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WASHINGTON: The US government issued a new travel advisory to it citizens for Pakistan and India, which is based on ready-to-understand level of advice ranging from one to four levels.

Ranking Pakistan on Level 3 (reconsider travel), the State Department asked its citizens to reconsider travel to Pakistan.

Americans are advised not to travel to Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

“These improvements will provide US citizens with clear, timely, and reliable safety and security information worldwide,” the State Department said.

While India has been ranked Level 2 (exercise increased caution). Level 1 advises travellers to exercise normal precaution, while Level 4, which has countries like Afghanistan, recommends “Do Not Travel”.

Placing India on Level 2, the US State Department identified “crime and terrorism” for Americans to exercise increased caution. However, it advises US citizens not to travel to Jammu and Kashmir, except for eastern Ladakh and Leh and not to venture within 10 miles of the India-Pakistan border due to the “potential for armed conflict”.

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