Foreign Countries Impose Travel Warnings About U.S. After Mass Shootings

So far, two countries have issued travel warnings to their citizens, urging them to use caution and/or avoid traveling to America after a total of 31 people were killed in two separate terrorist attacks over the weekend.

The Venezuelan government issued a statement to its citizens to postpone trips into the U.S. after the “recent acts of violence.”

The press release advised that Venezuelans stay away from cities that have the most violence, citing a 2019 Forbes article that lists the most dangerous cities in the U.S. as: Cleveland, Detroit, Baltimore, St. Louis, Oakland, California, Memphis, Tennessee; Birmingham, Alabama; Atlanta, Stockton, California; and Buffalo, New York.

The Uruguayan government also issued a statement urging its citizens to take precaution when visiting the U.S. because of its “increasing indiscriminate violence” and hate crimes fueled by “racism and discrimination that cost the lives of more than 250 people in the first seven months of this year.”

The Uruguayan notice also specifically advised citizens to avoid places that have a large concentration of people such as theme parks, malls, art festivals, religious activities, food festivals, sports events, and mass protests.

According to the LA Times, the Japanese Consul in Detroit published an alert Sunday that said Japanese citizens “should be aware of potential for gunfire” everywhere in the U.S., which they described as a “gun society.”

According to CBS, based on data from the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive, there have been 255 mas shootings, in which at least four people were shot, in the U.S. as of August 5th.

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