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US Department of States issuing a new travel advisory warned that Americans should be careful and avoid traveling to Pakistan due to the apprehensions of possible terrorist attacks.

In addition, the new system will explain why the advisory was made, with one-letter logos: C for crime, T for terrorism, U for civil unrest, H for health risks, N for natural disasters, E for special events like an election and O for some other reason. The Level 4 has been indicated for nations such as Afghanistan, recommending "do not travel".

She added that the travel advisory will be reviewed on a regular basis depending on the rating level of the particular country and circumstances. "Violent crime, such as sexual assault, has occurred at tourist sites and in other locations", said the travel advisory of the U.S. government's.

New Straits Times reported that the US' improved version of the four-level travel advisory programme based its ranking on the security situation in each country.

Moving forward, every country will be given a level ranging from one, being almost no risk; to level four, a do not travel warning.

Burundi is designated a level-three destination.

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Level 2 in the new system means "Exercise Increased Caution".

"US citizens who travel overseas should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations", the advisory said.

In September, the agency stated in a travel warning that, "numerous U.S. Embassy Havana employees have been targeted in specific attacks", suffering "significant injuries as a outcome of these attacks".

On January 10, 2018, the Department of State launched improvements to how we share information with USA travelers.

On the other hand, countries ranked at Level Two include China, India, Indonesia, Phillippines, Nepal, Bangladesh, United Kingdom, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico and Saudi Arabia. Azad and Jammu Kashmir (AJK) is also listed in this category "due to terrorism and the potential for armed conflict". Many countries in Western Europe, where there have been terrorist attacks in recent years, are listed as level 2.

Perennial US adversary Russian Federation was listed as a Tier 3 country, due to the risk of "terrorism and harassment". "In the past, there have been large-scale terrorist attacks resulting in hundreds of casualties", highlighted the federal executive department.

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