What Travel Advisories Mean for Spring Break Plans

How travel advisories affect your vacation plans.

Now that the weather is warmer, you may be looking forward to a spring getaway.  However, if a travel advisory is issued, then this can throw a wrench in your plans.  Here is what travel advisories are and what they mean for your spring break plans.

  • What is a Travel Advisory?

Travel advisories are official warnings issued by the U.S. government.  These warnings provide information about the relative safety of traveling or visiting a certain country or location.  Travel advisories are meant to help travelers make informed safety and security decisions when traveling to potentially risky destinations.  Travel advisories are often issued for inclement weather, security concerns, civil unrest, or disease outbreaks.

  • What Do Travel Advisories Mean for Your Plans?

If a travel advisory is issued for the country you are traveling to, this does not necessarily mean that you should cancel your vacation.  There are different levels of travel advisories, and your plans should depend on the threat level.  For instance, Level 1 advisories mean that you should exercise regular precautions, but are otherwise safe to visit a location.  Level 2 advisories warn that you should exercise increased caution.  While you can still travel, you need to be very wary and perhaps only travel under the protection of professional guides or with an organization.  Level 3 advisories ask you to reconsider travel.  In January 2020, travel to China was marked a Level 3 due to the outbreak of coronavirus.  At this threat level, many U.S. airlines will automatically start canceling flights.  When Level 4 advisories are issued, travel is not permitted.  In February, China was upgraded to a Level 4 threat with Wuhan under complete quarantine for coronavirus.  At this point, no travelers can enter or leave the county.

This is what you need to know about travel advisories and your travel plans.  Are you looking for assistance with your personal insurance this spring?  If so, then contact the experts at Robert J. Los Insurance Agency in Hamburg, New York.  We are ready to assist you with all your coverage needs today.