Travel Security in the United States

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Health Precautions

Obligatory Vaccination and Other Recommendations
No specific vaccinations are needed in the USA.
For Further Information
Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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Safety Conditions

Crime rates are higher in the larger cities, such as New York, Los Angeles and Houston. Tourists are often targeted for petty crimes such as pick-pocketing and theft, particularly on public transport.
Terrorist Risk
The United States authorities released a new National Intelligence Estimate on the terrorist threat to the US homeland on 17 July 2007 which concluded that "the United States currently is in a heightened threat environment". Warnings are taken seriously.
Risk of Natural Disaster
The United States is subject to a wide range of natural hazards including hurricanes, tsunamis, volcanoes, and earthquake activity around the Pacific Basin including Hawaii; tornadoes in the midwest and southeast; mud slides in California; forest fires in the west, especially from March to November; and flooding. If you are in affected areas, you should monitor media reports and follow the instructions of local authorities.
Traveling Women Conditions
For Further Information
Department of Homeland Security - Travel Security and Procedures
Transport Security Administration
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Emergency Management Agency - Disaster Information

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