The state Department has issued travel advisories in countries where there is a risk of kidnapping

The state Department of the USA has introduced a new risk indicator to indicate the security of the traveling to other countries to better inform citizens about the risks of kidnapping and hostage-taking criminal and terrorist groups around the world.

«New indicator «K» is a way to provide Americans with clear and comprehensive information about the safety of travelling, so they can make informed decisions about their travel,» — said in a statement on the website of the Department of State.

Informed recommendations of the state Department consisted of warnings about such threats as crime, civil unrest or the likelihood of terrorist attacks. In the list of countries where a high risk of being taken hostage, came while 35 States in different parts of the world. Among them, for example, Afghanistan, Mexico, Lebanon, Venezuela and Uganda.

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A few days earlier from captivity in Uganda was liberated for a ransom American tourist Kimberly sue Endicott and her local guide Jean Paul Mirindi. For their release was paid $500 thousand.

Now on the website of the state Department warn tourists about the increased risk of crime and kidnapping in that country. It is also reported that in Uganda, armed robbery, home invasion and sexual harassment are commonplace, especially in major cities, including Kampala and Entebbe. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious crime.

Tourists who come to Uganda, it is recommended that:

  • Do not resist physically during the attempted robbery.
  • Food and drinks should never be left unattended in public places, especially at local clubs.
  • Try to be with a group of friends in public places.
  • Be careful when walking or traveling by car at night.
  • Keep your emotions and facial expressions in public places.
  • Bring a copy of your passport and visa and leave the originals in your hotel safe.
  • Sign up in the enrollment Program Smart Traveler (STEP) to receive alerts and help you locate you in case of emergency.