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The United States Department of State updated the travel advisories for ten different countries June 6, both raising and lowering the travel advisories for countries such as Libya, St. Kitts and Nevis and Poland.
Level 4 Countries:
Libya and Iran are now considered Level 4 risk countries; the State Department strongly advises Americans to avoid travel to these areas. Libya’s travel advisory explains “crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and armed conflict” as the main reasons to avoid travel to the country. Americans are strongly encouraged to avoid traveling to Iran due to “kidnapping and the arbitrary arrest and detention of U.S. citizens.”
Level 3 Countries:
Lebanon, Guyana and Guatemala are now all considered Level 3 risk levels, and the State Department is encouraging travelers to reconsider travel to all three countries. Lebanon’s travel advisory explains that “crime, terrorism, armed conflict,…