US announces new travel advisory, asks citizens not to visit Pakistan
Washington : The United States of America on Wednesday released new travel advisory for its residents in which it says 'reconsider travel' plan to Pakistan, placing it at Level 3 of its four point safety ranking system.
Amid tough calls against Pakistan, the US cited 'terrorism' and 'increased risk' as the prime reasons behind such move. It also advised its countrymen to not travel to Balochistan province, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Federally Administered Tribal Areas among others.
The new advisory has come days after the United States decided to cut down $225 million military aid to the country.
As per the latest safety ranking system of the United States, Level 1 advises travellers to exercise normal precaution, while Level 4, which has countries like Afghanistan, recommends "Do Not Travel".
"Will issue an overall travel advisory level for every country, levels of advice may vary for specific locations or areas within a country" the state department said. It further stated "improvements will provide US citizens with clear, timely, and reliable safety and security information worldwide"
India has been placed at Level 2, which pertains to 'exercising increased caution'.
Countries have been issuing travel advisories for its citizens time and again, considering the present global scenario. Now every country has a travel advisory based on this system, which has replaced all the previous such advisories.