After several mass shooting incidents in the United States, several countries have issued travel warnings for their citizens visiting the United States. Fox 2 Now News in St. Louis reported:
"The Japanese Consul in Detroit on Sunday published an alert that said Japanese nationals "should be aware of the potential for gunfire incidents everywhere in the United States," which it described as "a gun society." Uruguay’s Office of Foreign Ministry issued an advisory Monday saying citizens should "take precaution amid the growing indiscriminatory violence, specifically hate crimes including racism and discrimination" when traveling to the United States. The alert noted that other factors, such as the "indiscriminate possession of firearms by the population" and the "impossibility of authorities to prevent these situations," were among some of the reasons... Uruguay’s warning also suggested avoiding the cities of Detroit, Baltimore and Albuquerque... Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry office also issued a warning to its residents Monday, saying Venezuelans should postpone their travels or exercise caution when traveling as a result of the events in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio... The statement from Venezuela cites a Forbes article listing these US cities as places to avoid: "Given all of the above, it is suggested above all to avoid visiting some cities that are among the 20 most dangerous in the world, such as Cleveland, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Baltimore, Maryland; St. Louis, Missouri; Oakland, California; Memphis, Tennessee; Birmingham, Alabama; Atlanta Georgia; Stockton, and Buffalo." "
"In April, the US State Department gave Venezuela its highest travel advisory, Level 4: Do Not Travel, citing crime, civil unrest and the arbitrary arrest and detention of US citizens. Venezuela was ranked as the most dangerous country in the world for the second straight year, according to a Gallup survey in 2018. It is one of 13 countries issued the highest advisory. Uruguay is listed as a Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution on the State Department's travel advisory."
These travel warnings by other countries cannot be good news for the tourism and travel industries in the USA. It makes one wonder how many jobs will be lost, or how many workers will be furloughed, as foreign travelers avoid visits to the USA.
And, this follows a January, 2018 report which found that, "since 2015, the U.S. and Turkey have been the only places among the top dozen global travel destinations to experience a decline in inbound visitors." So, the recent travel warnings are bad news on top of existing bad news.
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