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Amnesty International issues warning for those travelling to the US: be extremely careful

Amnesty International warned those planning to visit the United States, citing armed attacks in the country.

Amnesty International has issued warnings and recommendations in the aftermath of the El Paso shooting, with a travel warning issued to those who are planning to visit the United States.

The travel warning prompted visitors to the United States to be ‘always alert’ and remember that weapons can be found everywhere in the country.

Visitors to the United States are advised to stay away from crowded places, especially cultural events, places of worship, schools and shopping malls.

Visitors to the US were asked to be careful in local bars, nightclubs and casinos.

Visitors may be at higher risk of being the target of armed violence depending on their gender, race, country of origin, ethnic background and sexual orientation, and should plan accordingly. 

According to international human rights law, the United States is obliged to provide protection to visitors against armed violence. The document published by Amnesty International reminded travellers that the United States does not take action to fulfil this responsibility.

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