Updating its travel advisory for 3 South Asian nations, the US has urged its citizens to rethink their travel to Pakistan and Bangladesh and to not go to Afghanistan. The state division issued separate travel advisories for the three nations on Monday.
“Reconsider travel to Pakistan because of COVID-19, terrorism and sectarian violence,” it stated. It additionally requested its citizens to not travel to Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces because of terrorism and kidnapping.
The advisory additionally warned Americans towards travelling to “the instant neighborhood of the Line of Control because of terrorism and the potential for armed battle”.
“Do not travel to the India-Pakistan border. Militant teams are recognized to function within the space. India and Pakistan keep a powerful army presence on each side of the border. Indian and Pakistani army forces periodically change gunfire and artillery fireplace throughout the Line of Control (LoC),” it stated.
Urging its citizens to rethink travel to Bangladesh because of COVID-19, the state division requested them to “train elevated warning” within the nation because of crime, terrorism and kidnapping.
“Travel is harmful to Khagrachari, Rangamati and Bandarban hill tracts districts (collectively generally known as the Chittagong Hill Tracts) because of occasional communal violence and different safety dangers,” it stated in an advisory.
In one other advisory, the state division requested Americans to not travel to Afghanistan because of COVID-19, crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping and armed battle.
“Travel to all areas of Afghanistan is unsafe due to crucial ranges of kidnappings, hostage taking, suicide bombings, widespread army fight operations, landmines and terrorist and rebel assaults, together with assaults utilizing vehicle-borne, magnetic, or different improvised explosive units (IEDs), suicide vests and grenades,” it stated.
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