Yangon, July (27)

The U.S. Department of State has issued a warning to Americans not to travel to Myanmar, which is regarded as one of the most risky destinations to visit.

According to the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisory Levels published on July 24, Myanmar is ranked as Level 4 among the countries that should not be visited.

The US government advised its citizens not to travel to North Korea, Afghanistan, Iran, and Russia, apart from Myanmar, in its travel advisory.

It stated that local law enforcement officials may detain and/or deport U.S. citizens for speaking out or protesting against the military regime, including on their personal social media accounts, and for sending private electronic messages critical of the military regime.

The U.S. Embassy in Yangon also said on the one-year anniversary of the military regime’s execution of Ko Jimmy, Phyo Zeya Thaw, Hla Myo Aung, and Aung Thura Zaw that, they mourned the loss of over 3,800 people killed by the regime and its ongoing campaign of violence since the February 2021 coup together with the people of Myanmar.

It added that they will continue to support the people’s aspirations to exercise their fundamental rights and freedoms.

News-Than Lwin Times

Photo-U.S. Department of State

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