US State Department issues travel advisories for Bolivia and Burma

The US State Department issues two new travel advisories on June 6 for Bolivia and Burma.
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The summer days are long and the travel advisories continue to pile up. On June 6, the US State Department issued two new travel advisories to locations in Asia and South America.

Burma, formerly known as Myanmar, was hit with a Level 4: Do Not Travel order. Bolivia was also issued a Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution advisory.

“Do not travel to Burma due to civil unrest, armed conflict, and arbitrary enforcement of local laws,” the advisory on the official government website reads. “Reconsider travel to Burma due to limited and/or inadequate healthcare and emergency medical resources, and areas with land mines and unexploded ordnances.”

The US Government points to the military regime that seized power in 2021 as the reason behind the challenges within the country. The advisory also states that there is a risk of wrongful detention of Americans in the country.

Bolivia’s travel advisory is lower but does note that travelers should not go to the Chapare region due to crime in the area. This advisory is due to “civil unrest” in some areas causing an “increased risk.” The advisory also notes several demonstrations, strikes, and roadblocks which can become violent.

For those looking to travel to Bolivia, the government recommends the following steps before setting off. Monitor local media for breaking events, contact your airline or travel agency due to the increase in flight cancellations and delays, enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), review the country security report, and more.

It is important to review travel advisories before heading on an international trip. Many countries throughout the world are going through situations that can make those areas dangerous. Learning about those issues and how to manage yourself in the area can keep you safe. For more information, check out the State Department's official website for frequent updates.