State Dept. Issues New Travel Advisory Threat Levels

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WESLACO – There are new modifications to the Department of State’s travel advisories Wednesday afternoon.

Moving forward, every country will be given a level ranging from one, being nearly no risk; to level four, a do not travel warning.

Level one advises travelers to exercise normal precaution as there may be some risk during international travel.

Level two exercise increased caution and be aware of heightened risks to safety and security.

Travelers headed to a level three country are advised to reconsider travel and avoid it due to serious risk and security.

Level four means do not travel due to the greater likelihood of life-threatening risks.

The different levels are determined by several factors including crime, civil unrest and health risks.

Right now, Mexico ranks as a level two overall, but the state of Tamaulipas is a level four due to crime.

A link to an entire breakdown of countries and Mexico by state can be found here.

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