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Last verified: Thursday, 21. November 2019 at 07:21 AM

United States Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling United States is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 1.8 / 5

Travelling United States is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 4 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.0 / 5

United States shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including United States), the Advisory Index is 2 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Mexico (2.5), Cuba with 2.3 and Canada with 1.5 (of 5).

Advice scoring history for United States

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for United States.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination United States from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 1.8 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Exercise increased caution in the United States due to the threat of terrorism.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/united-states-america

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Tryggt resmål. Heltäckande reseförsäkring rekommenderas. Reservera tid på flygplatserna.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/US

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Brug din sunde fornuft og vær opmærksom på mistænkelig adfærd, som du ville være det, hvis du var i Danmark. De fleste danskere har ingen problemer under besøg i USA. Du bør dog være opmærksom pga. risikoen for terror og naturkatastrofer.

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/usa/

Individual rating changes for United States

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of United States. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for United States changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for United States with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for United States with a rating of 1.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for United States with a rating of 2.0.

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The Danish government issued a new warning for United States with a rating of 2.0.

Changes from August 31st 2019

The total rating for United States changed from 0.0 to 1.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Maltese government increased their existing warning for United States to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +1.0).

About United States

United States with its capital Washington is a country in North America (Northern America), about half the size of Russia; about three-tenths the size of Africa; about half the size of South America (or slightly larger than Brazil); slightly larger than China; more than twice the size of the European Union (9,629,091 km²). The country is located North America, bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico. The climate can be described as mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the great plains west of the Mississippi River, and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest; low winter temperatures in the northwest are ameliorated occasionally in January and February by warm chinook winds from the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. The landscape is vast central plain, mountains in west, hills and low mountains in east; rugged mountains and broad river valleys in Alaska; rugged, volcanic topography in Hawaii. With a population of about 303.82 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Washington
Population about 303.82 million
Size 9.629.091 km²
Size comparable to about half the size of Russia; about three-tenths the size of Africa; about half the size of South America (or slightly larger than Brazil); slightly larger than China; more than twice the size of the European Union
Common languages English, Spanish, Hausa
Currency Dollar (short: USD)
Common voltage (electricity) 120V - 60Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 850/1900
International phone prefix +1
Internet Top Level Domain .us
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 US
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 USA
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 840

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems United States is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air pollution resulting in acid rain in both the US and Canada
  • desertification
  • large emitter of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels
  • limited natural freshwater resources in much of the western part of the country require careful management
  • water pollution from runoff of pesticides and fertilizers

Natural hazzards

  • earthquake activity around Pacific Basin
  • flooding
  • forest fires in the west
  • hurricanes along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts
  • mud slides in California
  • permafrost in northern Alaska, a major impediment to development
  • tornadoes in the Midwest and Southeast
  • tsunamis
  • volcanic activity in the Hawaiian Islands, Western Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, and in the Northern Mariana Islands; both Mauna Loa (4,170 m) in Hawaii and Mount Rainier (4,392 m) in Washington have been deemed Decade Volcanoes by the International Asso
  • volcanoes

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of United States. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. aerospace
  2. chemicals
  3. consumer goods
  4. electronics
  5. food processing
  6. lumber
  7. mining
  8. motor vehicles
  9. petroleum
  10. steel

Agriculture products

  1. beef
  2. corn
  3. cotton
  4. dairy products
  5. fish
  6. forest products
  7. fruits
  8. grains
  9. pork
  10. poultry

American Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from United States.

Export products

  1. agricultural products (soybeans
  2. aircraft
  3. capital goods (transistors
  4. computers
  5. consumer goods (automobiles
  6. corn)
  7. fruit
  8. industrial supplies (organic chemicals)
  9. medicines)
  10. motor vehicle parts

Import products

  1. agricultural products
  2. capital goods 30.4% (computers
  3. clothing
  4. consumer goods 31.8% (automobiles
  5. electric power machinery)
  6. furniture
  7. industrial supplies 32.9% (crude oil 8.2%)
  8. medicines
  9. motor vehicle parts
  10. office machines

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for United States?

United States is currently rated at 1,8 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 4 official sources. Travelling United States is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel United States in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to United States.

How many travel advisories do you know for United States?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 4 individual sources for United States.

What is the size of United States?

United States has a size of 9,629,091 km² or 3,717,811 mi² which is about half the size of Russia; about three-tenths the size of Africa; about half the size of South America (or slightly larger than Brazil); slightly larger than China; more than twice the size of the European Union.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.