New State Department Warning System

December 15, 2017

In January 2018, the US State Department will unveil a new four-tiered system with security information for every country in the world.

According to Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch, the DOS “is improving our communications with US citizen travelers to provide clear, timely and reliable safety and security information worldwide.”

The four tiers include:

  • Level 1 - Exercise normal precautions
  • Level 2 - Exercise increased caution
  • Level 3 - Reconsider travel
  • Level 4 - Do not travel

The new system will replace the current DOS system of travel alerts and warnings.

We will update the Global Rescue community once full details of the new DOS system are released.

Global Rescue Risk Ratings

As always, Global Rescue provides our members with Country Risk Ratings on more than 200 countries and principalities through the Global Rescue Intelligence Delivery (GRID)SM system. Our Security and Intelligence teams monitor real-time global threats, including terrorism, crime, natural disasters, protests, health, protests and other issues, and assign risk based on our Low-Moderate-High-Extreme Risk Rating scale. For each country, we provide a Security Risk Rating, Health Risk Rating, and an Overall Risk Rating.

Global Rescue members can access the Country Risk Ratings in the Destination Reports, available in the My Global Rescue mobile app (or on our website).


Country Risk Rating example from GRID

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