Traveling has been one of the top hobbies for many people. Some people take pleasure in traveling and exploring the entire world. With the changes in the world, there is a concern for travel safety.
The Global Alert
The US Government issued a global alert, asking travelers to be careful while they are traveling the world. Many people are concerned which the safest place in the world to visit. The challenge is that the most popular countries that are tourist attractions are the most targeted. Terrorist groups are targeting the top countries in the world, including America, Italy, the UK, Belgium and others. The Islamic State, ISIS, al-Qaida, and Boko Haram are the top terrorist groups that are causing panic around the world. The attacks are believed to target both private and official interests around the leading countries on the planet.
The Threats Of The Terrorist Groups
In August 2013, al-Qaida issued a threat, and in December 2014, there was a shooting attack in Sydney. It is believed that the attack is linked to the al-Qaida’s attack. Other than Australia, there has been numerous attacks and more threats in several countries.
The US has received from an unconfirmed video from the ISIS, claiming that they will strike the US in Washington like they recently struck Paris. The NYC Time Square is also another target for the terrorists. London has also been threatened by ISIS just recently. France’s neighbor, Belgium has also been threatened, especially Brussels, the capital city. Even an Islamic nation, Turkey is under threat. In August 2015, there was a shootout outside the US Consulate in Istanbul. Other countries that have received threats include Mali, Denmark, Egypt and Israel.
Is it safe to travel the world?
So, has global travel become dangerous? The honest answer to this question is that it is not safe. With all the threats and attacks by the terrorist groups, people are living under fear. Even Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister canceled his trip to Istanbul, following the terror threats. Every country will give you tips on how to be safe when in the public, and when taking the public transport. For the countries with constant attacks and threats, it is better to avoid them.