The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs announced several important updates to the Safety and Security Messaging for U.S. citizen travelers.
The Department has added a new section on tourism safety to all country information pages on travel.state.gov in order to provide more detailed information about each country’s tourism infrastructure and its ability to provide emergency services to foreign visitors. Additionally, the Department has launched a new adventure travel information page on the travel.state.gov website, along with an adventure travel-themed public outreach campaign on social media.
"As more U.S. citizens travel abroad each year and engage in new, and sometimes riskier, forms of tourism, the Department of State is committed to providing clear, timely, and reliable information to help U.S. citizen travelers make informed decisions and travel safely. We work closely with U.S. and international partners to address leading risks, including road accidents and drowning, which continue to be common causes of serious injury and death for U.S. citizen travelers abroad, especially for those engaging in adventure travel activities," says a Bureau of Consular Affairs press release.
The Department of State and U.S. embassies and consulates abroad work closely with foreign governments and tourist industry officials to review existing tourism safety conditions and advocate for the safety and welfare of U.S. citizen travelers, notes the release.