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February 2018 Blog Posts (6)

My Child Is Missing Abroad: What Do I Do Now?

Having a family member suddenly go missing is a terrifying experience; having this happen while your loved one is traveling in a foreign country compounds the fear with myriad complications.

What do you do when you get the phone call? Or, worse, when there is no call; when your traveling child or sibling or parent or friend, who has been diligently staying in touch throughout his or her trip, suddenly falls silent?…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 13, 2018 at 8:32am — No Comments

U.S. Issues New Warning for Nassau, Bahamas

The U.S. government has issued more crime warnings for the Bahamas than for all locations in the Caribbean. 

Violent crime, such as burglaries, armed robberies, and sexual assault is common, even during daylight hours and in tourist areas. U.S. government personnel are not permitted to visit the Sand Trap area in Nassau due to crime. Jet-ski operators are known to commit sexual assaults against tourists, including minors. As a result, U.S. government personnel are not permitted to use…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 10, 2018 at 6:46am — No Comments

U.S. State Department Rolls Out New Advisory Categories

If you’re planning on going to a country with a Level-4 warning, the U.S State Department suggests you draft your will and plan your funeral ahead of time.

It’s all part of their new system of travel advisories that rolled out on January 10, which ranks places on a scale of…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 2, 2018 at 4:09pm — No Comments

19 U.S. Visitors to Cuba Report Symptoms Similar to Those Suffered by Diplomats

Nineteen American citizens have reported symptoms similar to those suffered by U.S. diplomats who had been identified as victims of alleged attacks in Cuba.

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 2, 2018 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Jamaica Travel Advisories: What You Need to Know

Several countries, including the U.S., have issued travel warnings in the wake of a spate of violent crimes in Jamaica. The warnings come after a series of violent incidents, including one in which a Canadian couple was…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 2, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

5 Mexican States Receive Sternest U.S. Travel Advisories

Five states in Mexico now have the sternest "do not travel" advisories under a revamped U.S. State Department system, putting them on the same level as war-torn countries like Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia. The five states are Tamaulipas on the U.S. border and Sinaloa, Colima, Michoacan and Guerrero on the Pacific coast. All the states are hotspots of drug…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 2, 2018 at 3:56pm — No Comments

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