6 Countries You Wouldn’t Expect to Have Travel Advisories

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The U.S. State Department issued a Level 2 travel advisory for Denmark (shown here, Copenhagen)

The U.S State Department regularly issues an updated list of travel advisories. Check out these unexpected countries that have been identified in 2023 advisories.

There are 4 levels of travel advisories:

Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions

Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Denmark—Level 2

Travelers to Denmark continue to be reminded that they should exercise increased caution in the country due to the threat of terrorism. Terrorist groups continue to consider Denmark a target, and the U.S. government warns that these attacks could occur with little to no  warning.

Ecuador—Level 2

Ecuador has a level 2 advisory rating due to the risk of civil unrest and crime. Violent crime is common in the country.

The Netherlands—Level 2

Terrorists continue plotting possible attacks in the Netherlands. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas.

Jamaica—Level 3

The State Department warns travelers to reconsider travel to Jamaica due to crime. U.S. government personnel are prohibited from traveling to many areas due to increased risk. Violent crimes are common, the warning says

Travel Advisories: Dominican Republic—Level 2

U.S. travelers to the Dominican Republic are advised to exercise increased caution due to high levels of crime, including violent crimes.

Chile—Level 2

Street crime (e.g., muggings, pick-pocketing, theft) is common in Chile. Rates of violent crime are increasing. Large-scale demonstrations periodically occur in Santiago and other cities in Chile. Demonstrations can take place with little or no notice, and often result in disruptions to transportation.

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Barbara Scofidio is Editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In her 30 years in the industry, she has become known for her passion around greening meetings, growing awareness of human trafficking and promoting CSR activities as part of business events. She is currently a member of SITE's Women IN Leadership committee and the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee. She was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of SITE for 30 years, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. Before joining Prevue in 2014, she served as Editor of Corporate Meetings & Incentives (MeetingsNet) for more than 20 years. She has a BA in Literature/Rhetoric from Binghamton University. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.