Countries Issued Warnings About Visiting the U.S After Mass Shootings

Multiple countries have issued travel warnings to their citizens about traveling to the U.S. These warnings are a result of the two mass shootings over this weekend resulting in 31 people losing their lives.

Monday, Venezuelan and Uruguayan officials warned their people of the violence and of the rising number of hate crimes in the United States. 

Uruguay’s Office of Foreign Ministry made an advisory warning telling citizens to “take precaution amid the growing indiscriminatory violence, specifically hate crimes including racism and discrimination that cost the lives of more than 250 people in the first seven months of this year.” They also brought up the factors of “indiscriminate possession of firearms by the population” and the “impossibility of authorities to prevent these situations.” They also advised to stay away from places with a high number of people. 

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro tweeted Monday night. He said “We warn Venezuelans, living in or aiming to travel to the U.S., to be extra careful or to postpone their travel, given the recent proliferation of violent acts and hate crimes.” He continues “These growing acts of violence have found echo and sustenance in the speeches and actions impregnated with racial discrimination and hatred against migrant populations, pronounced and executed from the supremacist elite who hold political power in Washington.”

Venezuela also listed some U.S cities for its citizens to stay away from because of their high violence rate. Those cities were, Cleveland; Detroit; Baltimore; St. Louis; Oakland, California; Memphis, Tennessee; Birmingham, Alabama; Atlanta; Stockton, California; and Buffalo, New York.

Japan also has issued a warning to their residents saying “be aware of the potential for gunfire incidents everywhere in the United States, a gun society.” Although, they have warned their residents of the dangers, the U.S is still safe to travel to.

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