Vietnam among countries with lowest travel security risks
Updated : Thursday, January 11, 2018 3:37 PM (GMT+0700)

Vietnamis one of the countries with the lowest level of travel security risk,according to the US Department of State.

Hoi An ancient town in the central province of Quang Nam – Photo: VNA

The department on January 10launched improvements to provide US citizens with clear, timely and reliablesafety and security information worldwide.

Under the new system, everycountry will have a Travel Advisory, providing levels of advice ranging from 1to 4. 

Specifically, Level 1 is“Exercise Normal Precautions”; Level 2 “Exercise Increased Caution; Level 3“Reconsider Travel”; and Level 4 “Do Not Travel”.

Excluding Indonesia and thePhilippines, other Southeast Asian countries, including Vietnam, were listed inLevel 1 – the lowest advisory level for safety and security risk.

The UK, France and Chinawere included in Level 2 – Be aware of heightened risks to safety and security.

Travellers should not visitcountries in Level 4, mainly Middle East and African nations, due to greaterlikelihood of life-threatening risks, according to the US Department of State.


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