The riskiest vacation hotspots in the Caribbean, ranked
- The US State Department issues public travel advisories that show how safe foreign countries are for travelers.
- It's worth checking such alerts before booking your next Caribbean vacation.
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The US State Department's public travel advisories let Americans know what countries are safe to travel to, and which ones they should be wary of.
With at least five Americans reported dead in the Dominican Republic in the last three months, it's worth checking these alerts before going on your Caribbean next vacation.The State Department uses four levels of travel to let Americans know what to expect in each country:
Level 1 - Exercise normal precautions
Level 2 - Exercise increased caution
Level 3 - Reconsider travel
Level 4 - Do not travel
Currently, 14 countries around the world are designated "do not travel," nearly all because of ongoing armed conflicts. In the Caribbean, Haiti, Venezuela, and parts of Colombia are designated Level 4.Here are the travel advisories for every country in the Caribbean, ranked from least to most risky based on the State Department's designated level.