Frequently Asked Questions

What is the risk level?

The number between 0 (zero) and 5 (five) that we show, represent how dangerous a country is. Or better, what level of danger different authorities see for their citizens when travelling a specific country. Often governments publish some sort of advisory for travel destinations for their own citizens. We collect these advisories and try to analyze the risk described. We then give each advisory a risk rating between zero and five. The number shown on travel-advisory.info is the average score that we got over all advisories.

Since this is done automatically, the actual degree of danger in a specific location can deviate from the value shown. However, as we use nine sources at the moment, the risk level shown should still be a useful inddicator for your travel planning.

Reliability of data

There are many influencing factors for the rating of a country. One aspect can be political agenda of the issueing country. Another is time/delay. Unless there are quickly rising threats, governments need some days to react officially to a new situation. Once published, we capture these advisories within a day.

Also, sometimes it is hard to identify local problems. So a country could be given a higher or lower rating than would be adequate. Large countries with intense but very local conflicts could be given a rather high value (e.g. Russian Federation). Also a country that is indicated as safe, could have local conflicts that are not covered.

Sometimes governments change the way this information can be aggregated. In this case, we may show fewer sources for a given advisory. The most sources we can currently show is nine. If it's less, it usually means: not all issuing countries think a warning is required.

Due to the nature of the data - being of various origins - some disputed territories could be ignored, misslabeled or combined. This is not taking side on a political view but a technical reason.

How often is the data updated?

The information on Travel-Advisory.info is updated in the morning each day. This update includes all sources and their advisories for all countries. So each morning there is a fresh assessment and the data shown on this webseite represents the current official statements. Not always do we see change. The world is slow so changes usually only happen every now and then.

Can I use your data?

Yes, please do so. Just not by scraping though. Please consider using our free resources for webmasters through our Data API and our Website Widgets. Just put some attribution somewhere and you are good to do whatever you want.

Where is your data from?

We aggregate the official travel advisories from the following countries.

Australia

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Austria

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Canada

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Cyprus

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Germany

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Ireland

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Malta

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New Zealand

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United States

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