Many Louisiana folks are planning summer vacations. Driving around the country, visiting other states, or even going worldwide. But listen up, officials are encouraging Louisiana residents to reconsider or avoid specific destinations this travel season.

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Have you ever wondered where the most traveled places are in the entire world? Well according to Gravel, here are the Top 10 Most Visited Countries in the World..

1. France
2. Spain
3. United States
4. TÜRKIYE
5. Italy
6. Mexico
7. United Kingdom
8. Germany
9. Greece
10. Austria

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Louisiana Residents Advised to NOT Travel to These 9 Places

The United States Department of State frequently reviews travel advisories based on a variety of risk concerns, including health, terrorism, and civil instability. Travel alert levels can also alter due to a variety of issues within a country, such as growing civil unrest, human rights-related legislation, or increased risks of wrongful imprisonment.

The travel advisory levels vary from Level 1, which means take regular precautions, to Level 4, which means do not travel there. According to U.S. News, crime, kidnapping, and terrorism are common risk factors in Level 4 countries. Traveling to these locations may offer major risks to Louisiana residents who do not follow the warning.

  • Exercise Normal Precautions
  • Exercise Increased Caution
  • Reconsider Travel
  • Do Not Travel

Louisiana Residents Advised to NOT Travel to These 9 Places

The United States Department of State regularly issues travel advisories for Americans to help keep them safe during their vacations. There are four levels of advisories: exercise normal precautions, exercise increased caution, reconsider travel and do not travel. These are nine of the 19 destinations under a Level 4: DO NOT TRAVEL advisory.

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