Vietnam listed for lowest travel security risk: US State Department

Vietnam is one of the countries with the lowest level of travel security risk, the US Department of State reported on Wednesday in its new foreign tourist warning system.

Under the system, countries are divided into 4 groups of alert in ascending order from 1 to 4: exercise normal precautions, exercise increased caution, reconsider travel, and do not travel.

Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries, excluding Indonesia and the Philippines, were listed in group 1. Major travel risks in Vietnam are stealing, pickpocketing, and traffic accidents.

Group 4 includes many Middle East and African countries and North Korea. Group 3 includes countries with social instability. The UK, France, and China are included in group 2 due to terrorism risks.

Source: VOV5

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