Citing high levels of gun violence, Amnesty International
issued a travel advisory calling on travelers to "exercise caution and
have an emergency contingency plan when traveling throughout the [United
The advisory comes after two mass shootings within 24 hours
left at least 31 dead in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, last weekend.
Amnesty warns visitors to "exercise extreme caution
when traveling throughout the country due to rampant gun violence, which has
become so prevalent in the United States that it amounts to a human rights
"Depending on the traveler's gender identity, race,
country of origin, ethnic background, or sexual orientation, they may be at
higher risk of being targeted with gun violence, and should plan accordingly,"
the advisory reads.
The Japanese consul in Detroit also issued a warning to its
citizens this week, saying they should "be aware of the potential for
gunfire incidents everywhere in the United States."
And the Uruguayan government issued a similar release this
week warning its citizens exercise extreme caution due to growing
indiscriminate violence and hate crimes.