Australia: Do Not Travel to the US! By James Reed

We live in strange times, indeed. Australia has now issued a warning not to travel to the US, which probably is good advice whatever happens with the election. New Zealand has done the same.

 

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/warnings/dfat-posts-do-not-travel-warning-for-usa-citing-possible-civil-unrest/news-story/8c5059b3a8874c00

 

With only a couple of days before Americans head to the polls, Australians are being warned to steer clear of the USA.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade updated its advice saying there was a potential for violence in the coming days and weeks.

Foreign Minister Marise Payne’s office said the warning against travel was already in place because of COVID-19 — with similar warnings in place for all nations — and the only change is a mention of the US election this week.

The department said there was a significant risk to travellers due to protests, terrorism and COVID-19.

It states that widespread protests and demonstrations have occurred across the country since 27 May 27, and continue in several US cities.

In recent days there has been a fresh outbreak of Black Lives Matter rioting in Philadelphia, just to the north of Washington, where thousands of looters spent several nights ransacking large parts of the city after the fatal police shooting of a knife-wielding black man.

“Protests and demonstrations continue in several US cities. Avoid areas where protests are occurring due to the ongoing potential for violence,” the warning reads.”

 

Thus, it looks like our US correspondents, Chris Knight and Charles Taylor, have not been making all of that crazy stuff up! It is getting serious, folks.

 

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