It is so dangerous being American and travel to other countries, how and why did

  1. pctechgo profile image77
    pctechgoposted 3 years ago

    It is so dangerous being American and travel to other countries, how and why did this happen?

    With the winter Olympics starting, there have been many public warnings directed at those who may be traveling to see the event. Even without this sporting event, traveling to foreign countries is generaly accompanied with warnings. There re exceptions of course I suppose su h as tea doing to the UK, Canada, Scandinavian countries,etc. . However so many more places travelled to makes an American an instant target on many levels. It wasn't always like this. Can this be reversed?

  2. thurstjm profile image80
    thurstjmposted 3 years ago

    Hi Pctechgo,

    My understanding is that the warnings about the Olympics aren't because they are being held in a foreign country; rather, the reason to be worried is that a group of Russian rebels has threatened to stage an attack during the Olympics.

    You're right in that there are many countries where it can be dangerous to travel, but this isn't (at least, not usually) because the person traveling is American. This is something that effects all tourists. For the most part, tourists stick out like a sore thumb, and they can often be a target for criminals. If someone has enough money to travel to a foreign country for vacation, they are generally quite well off. Tourists are also unlikely to be familiar with scams that are popular in the area, making it relatively easy to take advantage of them. That's why warnings are given to travelers.