TSA Warnings and Alerts for Summer 2017
The TSA website stays updated on all the latest global travel information so you can stay informed while you plan those amazing summer trips.
The sites states the following as the difference between an ALERT and a WARNING:
A short-term event you should know about when planning travel to a country.
Examples of reasons for issuing a Travel Alert might include an election season that is bound to have many strikes, demonstrations, or disturbances; a health alert like an outbreak of H1N1; or evidence of an elevated risk of terrorist attacks. When these short-term events are over, we cancel the Travel Alert.
We issue a Travel Warning when we want you to consider very carefully whether you should go to a country at all.
Examples of reasons for issuing a Travel Warning might include unstable government, civil war, ongoing intense crime or violence, or frequent terrorist attacks. We want you to know the risks of traveling to these places and to strongly consider not going to them at all. Travel Warnings remain in place until the situation changes; some have been in effect for years.
So, now that you know the difference, here are some things to consider for the 2017 Summer travel season.
Summer 2017 Travel Warnings
The following countries have Travel Alerts on them (read more):
- North Korea
There are more counties listed on the TSA site, however the above list contains the latest warnings.
Summer 2017 Travel Alerts
Hurricane and Typhoon Season 2017 Travel Alert
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the Hurricane and Typhoon Seasons in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane and Typhoon Season will last through November 2017, though most tropical cyclones typically develop between May and October. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that those in hurricane and typhoon prone regions begin preparations for the upcoming seasons now. This Travel Alert expires on December 1, 2017. Read more.
Europe Travel Alert
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe. This Travel Alert expires on September 1, 2017. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ability to plan and execute terrorist attacks in Europe. Read more.
No matter where you go this summer…
We wish you safe and happy travels this Summer 2017 season. Please remember that your basic travel and health insurance may not cover you as well when you travel more than 150 miles from home. Your insurance often doesn’t cover incidents related to a terrorist attacks like canceled or reschedule flights or hotels, or worse–injury. An affordable emergency medical plan will cover you and your entire family and fill in the gaps where your basic insurance drops off. Traveling with peace of mind is priceless.