"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark...."
Check out these TRAVEL WARNING sites during your planning process AND a few days before your trip! For your convenience, we put them ALL in one place~one might surprise you and don't forget about checking on vaccinations!!
Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts or Advisories, What's The Difference??
Travel advisories are released for different reasons, they may include a natural disasters that might have a long term affect on travel, political turmoil, crime or health emergencies. They are basically "notices" that are related to health, safety and travel. It is up to you to decide whether stay or go.
Travel alerts are usually temporary issues such as demonstrations or natural disasters.
Travel warnings are issued when the government feels that there could be a risk in traveling to that particular destination, such as a terrorism concern; high crime; civil unrest; disease or hurricanes.
If you decide to travel regardless of the type of notice, this FREE program will notify you when you are at home, or away so you can make informed decisions about your travel destination, here is the link to the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program - HERE
AS PROMISED, HERE ARE YOUR LINKS, ALL IN ONE PLACE- UK & CANADA TOO EH'!
>>The US State Department, the BEST for Alerts and Warnings, Click here: US STATE DEPT.
>>If you prefer RSS FEEDS fro the U.S. State Department relating to Travel Warnings and Alerts, Click Here.
>>Another great resource for reliable information about various countries (actually, EVERY country) is the CIA's World Factbook. Another searchable database compiled by the US Central Intelligence Agency, is complete with maps; political synopses; economic statistics; demographic data, and a number of other data sets. Great site for anyone traveling internationally, would you have thought of this one??! GET THEM HERE
>>Best "Cracking" Travel and Health Information if you are traveling FROM the UK abroad, Check this site out called FitForTravel, Created by the NHS.
>>Traveling to Canada? Head HERE for warnings and advisories. Now "TAKE OFF, EH'?
>>Health information by Country And Information by Health Risk, this is a GREAT SITE from the International Association For Medical Assistance To Travelers. REALLY V I S I T THIS SITE!
>>If you are traveling or moving with your 4-legged babies~ cat or dog, The Centers for Disease Control has an impressive amount of information domestic and internationally, direct link HERE .
A Personal Note: Hope you're not feeling overwhelmed. Although we need "travel awareness" these days more than ever, it will probably take blatant warnings and health risks for us to stop traveling, however we ALWAYS follow vaccination advice.
We also try to get in touch with fellow travelers you have just left the area. There are all kinds of forums from Trip Advisor to Thorne Tree (Lonely Planet).
If we had looked at the Travel Warning sites before we went to Honduras, we might not have went and it was a Fantastic Trip!!
If you like, read about it here: HONDURAS .
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