Via the U.S. Department of State
The Department of State launched its new Travel Advisories program during an on-record briefing on on January 10, 2017. The Bureau of Consular Affairs recommends travelers check the Travel Advisories for your intended destination as a first step in planning travel abroad. Click here for a complete list, or utilize the world at a glance color-coded map as a resource for international travel.
"This is, in our world, a very exciting day....We are launching our new travel advisory program. "
"This is a revamping of our Consular Information Program – which, as you all know, because you follow these things, is the cornerstone of our efforts to keep U.S. citizens safe while they travel or live abroad."
"The purpose of the Consular Information Program does not change. It’s again, to provide information to people to make timely decisions about their travel plans and their activities while they’re overseas."
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary For Overseas Citizens Services
View the full briefing transcript here.
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