US State Department Issues Level 4 Travel Warning For Venezuela

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The US State Department issues travel warnings to countries for a variety of reasons.

Recently, the agency issued a warning for travel to China, saying citizens may not be able to leave. Early last year, there was one issued for Mexico due to an explosion aboard a ferry.

The State Department has just upped the travel warning for Venezuela, making it a Level 4. This places the country in the same company as Syria and Yemen.

With the warning, the US is urging “its citizens to avoid all travel to crisis-torn Venezuela, citing risks of crime and arrest and the US embassy’s limited ability to assist“, according to Yahoo.

Up until now, Venezuela was at a Level 3. With the previous designation, the US State Department wanted Americans to reconsider a visit.

With the new warning, it still is not illegal for Americans to visit the country.

If you’re following what’s going on in Venezuela, there’s been massive protests along with food shortages and a lack of other supplies.

Recently, the US and other countries recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the president until new elections can be held. However, this has been met with opposition by the current President, Nicolas Maduro who still has the backing of the military.

Either way, while I’d love to visit Venezuela one day, I won’t be heading there anytime in the near future.

Find out more from Yahoo here.

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