U.S advises citizens to ‘Exercise Increased Caution’ while traveling to India due to crime and terrorism

The U.S Travel Advisory now categorizes India under Level 2 Travel Advisory

Due to the recent events folding in India, the U.S travel advisory has dropped the Travel Advisory level of India from Level 1 to Level 2. In other words, it now wants its citizens to exercise increased caution when traveling to India.

According to the official updated travel advisory for India, the U.S wants its citizens to exercise caution traveling to India due to crime, terrorism, and rape.

The change in travel advisory level also comes after increased tensions with Pakistan in the past few weeks.

Currently, the hashtag ‘DontGoToIndia’ is trending on Pakistani Twitter.

Here are some important pointers from the U.S travel advisory website.

Indian authorities report rape is one of the fastest growing crimes in India. Violent crime, such as sexual assault, has occurred at tourist sites and in other locations.

 

Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and government facilities.

 

Do not travel alone, particularly if you are a woman. Visit our website for Women Travelers.

 

Incidents of violence by ethnic insurgent groups, including bombings of buses, trains, rail lines, and markets, occur occasionally in the northeast.

 

Maoist extremist groups, or “Naxalites,” are active in a large swath of India from eastern Maharashtra and northern Telangana through western West Bengal, particularly in rural parts of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand and on the borders of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, and Odisha.

For full travel advisory issued by the U.S for India, click here.


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