Last Updated: 02/18/2021 09:44AM ET

On January 10, 2018, the United States Department of State announced a new system for issuing travel advisories for U.S. travelers.

The new travel advisory system gives every country a rating between 1 and 4, explaining the risk of traveling to each country. Threats considered will include crime, terrorism, civil unrest, health, natural disaster, time-limited event, and other.

The new advisory ratings are broken down as follows:

1 – Exercise normal precautions

2- Exercise increased caution

3 – Reconsider travel

4 – Do not travel

Squaremouth’s New Travel Advisory System and Travel Insurance Information Center explains the impact of the new system on travel insurance coverage. This resource is regularly updated by Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts with answers to frequently asked questions, official provider position statements, travel alerts and notices, and other information as the storm develops.

Questions? Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts are on hand to answer your questions. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

On January 10, 2018, the U.S. Department of Statement announced a new travel advisory system.

Typically, a travel alert is not enough to cancel your trip with standard Trip Cancellation policies.

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