Travel Watch Because Your Safety Matters
We never travel without first looking at the travel watch page for our destination. The purpose of a travel warning, travel alert, or travel advisory (whatever you would call it) is basically to warn and inform tourists about the relative safety of travelling to or visiting one or more specific foreign destinations.
Typical travel advisories include information about inclement weather, security matters (terrorism threats), civil unrest, or disease (epidemic situations).
Travel watch is usually issued at the national level by the government. Several countries issue and regularly update travel alerts and warnings. Take advantage of these sites to better plan your trip. These are to help you prepare for what you may encounter on your trip. The more informed you are the better prepared you will be to make decisions.
Countries That Issue Travel Alerts
Click on the country name for which you want to see the latest travel alerts.
Australia – Australian government site, department of foreign affairs and trade
Austria – page in German, google chrome browser extension gives you translation option
Belgium – page in French, page can be translated into English
Canada – Government of Canada website
Croatia – Gov website in Croatian, page can be translated into English
Cyprus – Gov website, available in both Greek and English
Czech Republic – Gov website, available in both Czech and English
Denmark – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, site available in Dannis & English
Estonia – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, site available in Estonian, English, & Russian
Finland – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, site available in English as well
France – French Diplomatic government site, but more focused on France as a tourist destination rather than a global alert watch for French traveling abroad
United States – travel warnings are issued by the department of state
United Kingdom – UK Government website