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The U.S. new travel warning : Morocco is on the lowest advisory level for safety and security risk

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The U.S. state department revealed on Wednesday, 10th of January, an updated travel warning system, reports AFP, a Paris-based French weekly newspaper. Featured on the states’ official website, the American government divided countries in the world into four main categories : «Exercise normal precautions, Exercise increased caution, Reconsider travel and Do not travel».

Morocco is part of the first list, which is dedicated to the safe countries where U.S. citizens are requested to abide by the normal safety and security precautions. According to the state’s issue, level one, in which the kingdom is classified, is «the lowest advisory level for safety and security risk». However, it reminds its citizens stating that «there is some risk in any international travel» and «conditions in other countries may differ from those in the United States and may change at any time».

Meanwhile, the U.S. state department has warned American tourists to avoid traveling to five Mexican states, says the BBC. Colima, Guerrero, Michoacan, Sinaloa and Tamaulipas, are the Mexican states classified as level-four risk alongside Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.

In December 2017, and after the American President, Donald Trump, announced that he is intending to relocate the U.S embassy in Tel Aviv, recognizing Al-Quds as the capital city of Israel, several marches took place in Morocco denouncing the decision. For security measures, the U.S. Consulate General and Dar America in Casablanca announced that they will have to close their doors on that day.

On the same day, the American Mission in Morocco stated that «due to possible demonstrations on Friday, December 08, 2017, after 12:00 noon, the U.S. Consulate General and Dar America in Casablanca will be closed to the public and for non-essential services».

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