What you need to know about travel advisories.
Now that temperatures are warming up and the weather is clearing up, you may be excited to set out on a spring vacation. However, if a travel advisory is issued, then this can bring your plans to a screeching halt. Here’s what you need to know about travel advisories and what they mean for your travel plans.
Travel advisories are official warnings issued by the U.S. government. These warnings provide information about the relative safety of traveling or visiting a certain country or location. Travel advisories are meant to help travelers make informed safety and security decisions when traveling to potentially risky destinations. Travel advisories are often issued for inclement weather, security concerns, civil unrest, or disease outbreaks.
If a travel advisory is issued for the country you are traveling to, this does not necessarily mean that you should cancel your vacation. There are different levels of travel advisories, and your plans should depend on the threat level. For instance, Level 1 advisories mean that you should exercise regular precautions, but are otherwise safe to visit a location. Level 2 advisories warn that you should exercise increased caution. While you can still travel, you need to be very wary and perhaps only travel under the protection of professional guides or with an organization. Level 3 advisories ask you to reconsider travel. In January 2020, travel to China was marked a Level 3 due to the outbreak of coronavirus. At this threat level, many U.S. airlines will automatically start canceling flights. When Level 4 advisories are issued, travel is not permitted. In February, China was upgraded to a Level 4 threat with Wuhan under complete quarantine for coronavirus. At this point, no travelers can enter or leave the county.
This is what you need to know about travel advisories. Are you looking for assistance with your insurance this spring? If so, then contact the experts at Weeks & Associates Insurance Services in Thousand Oaks, California. We are ready to assist you with all your coverage needs today.