Middle East-Western Asia Travel Advisories

The Middle East – Western Asia Travel Advisories


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The Middle East – Western Asia Travel Advisories

The Middle East – Western Asia Travel Advisories. Most importantly, we must understand what we refer to as the Middle East, and the difference between a travel alert and a travel warning.

About The Middle East

First, speaking of The Middle East – Western Asia, we must understand this is geographically Western Asia. As a result, any Middle Eastern Travel Advisories regard the geographic and political region of Western Asia.

As noted, the area we commonly refer to as the Middle East is geographically Western Asia and Northeastern Africa. Thus, according to WikiTravel it is both a geographical region and a political one.

“The Middle East is a region in western Asia and north-eastern Africa. . The term was created by British military strategists in the 19th century, and definitions of the Middle East vary; it is not simply a geographical term, but also a political one, connoting that it separates Europe (“the West”) from the Far East.”

Travel Alerts And Travel Warnings

Just as you have Alerts and Warnings with weather, so do you have them also with Travel. Therefore, it is important to understand the difference between a travel alert and a travel warning. This is the explanation according to The US State Department.

Alerts and Warnings – Travel.gov – US Department of State

  • Travel Alerts

    We issue a Travel Alert for short-term events we think 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

  • Travel Warnings

    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.


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