Vietnam among countries with lowest travel security risks
Vietnam is one of the countries with the lowest level of travel security risk, according to the US Department of State.
Hoi An ancient town in the central province of Quang Nam
The department on January 10 launched improvements to provide US citizens with clear, timely and reliable safety and security information worldwide.
Under the new system, every country will have a Travel Advisory, providing levels of advice ranging from 1 to 4.
Specifically, Level 1 is “Exercise Normal Precautions”; Level 2 “Exercise Increased Caution; Level 3 “Reconsider Travel”; and Level 4 “Do Not Travel”.
Excluding Indonesia and the Philippines, other Southeast Asian countries, including Vietnam, were listed in Level 1 – the lowest advisory level for safety and security risk.
The UK, France and China were included in Level 2 – Be aware of heightened risks to safety and security.
Travellers should not visit countries in Level 4, mainly Middle East and African nations, due to greater likelihood of life-threatening risks, according to the US Department of State.