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What Travel Advisories Mean for Your Spring Break Plans


What to do when a travel advisory is issued.

With spring break coming up, you are probably excited to pack your bags and set off on an exciting adventure.  However, your plans can quickly fall apart if a travel advisory is issued.  But what are travel advisories and what do they mean for your vacation plans?  Here’s what you need to know.

  • What is a Travel Advisory?

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.

  • What Do Travel Advisories Mean for Your Plans?

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 traveling.  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 how travel advisories can affect your spring break plans.  Remember, you should always exercise extreme caution when traveling abroad.  Interested in buying or selling this spring?  Then contact the experts at Brighton Escrow.  Serving the Hermosa Beach area, we are ready to offer you the top-tier escrow service you deserve.