The United States has dropped a leel 4 “do not travel” advisory for Egypt to a level 3 “reconsider travel” alert.
Bulgarian officials have reiterated a warning on visiting Turkey. The Foreign Ministry in Sofia has warned the public to “exercise high vigilance and caution in view of increased risk of terror attacks”. Bulgarians are being advise against travelling to southeastern Turkey.
The situation in Ukraine has the world on pins and needles as chaos prevails almost nationwide there. Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has gone so far as to warn that the crisis may turn into war in eastern Europe.
A spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry has cautioned Russians intent on traveling abroad about possible detentions. While Alexander Lukashevich issued a statement earlier in the week about how to avoid problems with US law enforcement agencies when traveling.
The US’s decision to lift the travel warning for Tunisia is a huge positive for that country and a vote of confidence for interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa. Tunisia’s recent problems with unrest aside, Tunis and other destinations there have long been on many a traveler’s “bucket list” of things to see.