Critical global developments with particular regard to terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks
- Côte d’Ivoire
- Democratic Republic Of The Congo
- Solomon Islands
- South Korea
- Turkey (2)
Security Threat Level Explanation
Security threat levels range from 1 (Very Low) to 5 (Very High) and are determined using a comprehensive system that utilizes both qualitative and quantitative analysis. The primary factors used to determine a location’s security threat level are Armed Conflict, Crime, Demonstrations/Strikes, Ethnic/Sectarian Tensions, Graft/Corruption, Kidnapping, Political Instability, Government Restriction and Terrorism.
HOT SPOTS REPORTS
Analyst Comment: Due to the lack of further details and uncertainty regarding whether state authorities received a formal warning, it is not possible to state at this point what effect -- if any -- this development will have on travelers or residents in the states of New York, Texas and Virginia. At present, there are no grounds to consider altering travel plans or daily activities in reaction to this report. Individuals in these locations should continue to monitor developments and follow any guidance issued by national or local authorities.
Analyst Comment: Unconfirmed local reports indicate that security officers are under orders to use force -- including lethal force -- to disperse the protest if necessary. In the past, police officers in Turkey have used violent tactics indiscriminately. Travelers should avoid the area of the protest throughout the day.