Sunday, June 4, 2023

The US has asked its officials in Colombia not to travel by road or use taxis or buses

He The State Department updated its travel recommendations for Americans in May Towards Colombia, the country continues in Alert 3, and asks its citizens to reconsider traveling to our country, labeling some areas of Colombia as Level 4, that is, it suggests that They do not travel to those places.

the United States usually recommends that This Level 3 assignment for Colombia is due to the fact that “violent crime, As homicides, assaults and armed robbery are widespread. And organized criminal activities such as extortion, robbery and kidnapping are common in some areas.

The Biden government also asks its citizens to be proactive in the face of civil unrest and kidnappings, “Demonstrations occur regularly across the country. There can be large public demonstrations for a variety of political or economic issues.

Among the areas of greatest risk he says not to wear clothing are: The departments of Arauca, Cauca (except Popayan) and Norte de Santander for crime and terrorism.

Likewise, the State Department requests that the area not be visited border between Colombia and Venezuela due to the risk of arbitrary detention An area also designated as Level 4.

“The border between Colombia and Venezuela is not clearly marked and because of the risk of accidentally entering Venezuela, US citizens should not cross the border. Those attempting to enter Venezuela without a visa will US citizens have been charged with terrorism and other serious crimes and have been detained for long periods of time.

This warning highlights US government employees are not allowed to travel by road Between most major cities, they cannot even use motorbikes, taxis or public buses. This line would have been included since the first update of January 2023. This alert, aimed specifically at federal officials, was not one of last year’s warnings.

The United States government has insisted that terrorist group such as the ELN, the FARC, the Second Marquettelia, as well as the Gulf Clan continue working in colombia and that “they can strike with little or no warning.” Previously, these warnings highlighted the signing of a peace deal with the FARC and confirmed that dissidents from the armed group would leave, this time, this exception is not made and on the contrary, the FARC returns to the warning as a terrorist group. . ,

This warning provides a series of advice for those who still decide to travel to Colombia “keep a low profile Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts and make it easier to locate you in case of an emergency, and avoid protest areas.

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