State Department ranks Greece among safest countries for tourists


Greece ranks among the safest countries for American tourists, according to a new ranking system issued for the country’s travellers by the U.S. State Department on Wednesday.

The country was placed in Level 1 by the travel advisory program. Level 1 urges travellers to “exercise normal precautions”.

“This is the lowest advisory level for safety and security risk. There is some risk in any international travel. Conditions in other countries may differ from those in the United States and may change at any time,” the State Department’s webpage says in its fact sheet.

Commenting on the news, U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt said he looks forward to seeing more tourists in Greece in 2018.

“Greece at the best level of the State Department’s new Travel Advisory Program. I’m looking forward to seeing even more American tourists here in Greece in the year ahead,” he tweeted.