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This template can be added to the "Stay safe" section of a country article when a travel alert has been issued by an official government agency. Official government sources to use for these alerts include:

  • US State Department Current Travel Warnings [1]
  • Canadian Country Travel Reports [2]
  • The Australian Government's travel advisory and consular information service [3]
  • New Zealand Safe Travel [4]

This template should be used with the following parameters:

link
(Required) A link to the travel alert on the government agency's web site.
start
(Required) The date on which the alert was issued by the official government agency.
end
(Optional) The date on which the alert expires according to the government agency. Leave this blank if there is no such date.
regions
(Optional) A list of specific regions that the alert applies to.
alert
(Required) A brief (3-6 sentences) description of the issue.

Example:

{{TravelAlert
| link=http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_5440.html
| start=22-April-2011
| end=
| regions=Northern [[Baja California]], [[Sonora (Mexico)|Sonora]], [[Chihuahua]], [[Nuevo Leon]], and [[Tamaulipas]]
| alert=A travel advisory has been issued due to more than 15,000 narcotics-related homicides that occurred in 2010.
  Most of those killed in narcotics-related violence since 2006 have been members of transnational criminal
  organizations. The Mexican government makes a considerable effort to protect visitors to major tourist
  destinations, and resort areas and tourist destinations in Mexico generally do not see the levels of
  drug-related violence and crime reported in the border region and in areas along major trafficking routes.
  Nevertheless, crime and violence are serious problems and can occur anywhere.
}}

...produces:



Stop hand.png  Government Travel Advisory
Affected Regions: Northern Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas
A travel advisory has been issued due to more than 15,000 narcotics-related homicides that occurred in 2010. Most of those killed in narcotics-related violence since 2006 have been members of transnational criminal organizations. The Mexican government makes a considerable effort to protect visitors to major tourist destinations, and resort areas and tourist destinations in Mexico generally do not see the levels of drug-related violence and crime reported in the border region and in areas along major trafficking routes. Nevertheless, crime and violence are serious problems and can occur anywhere. Source: [5]
Advisory Issued: 22-April-2011

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