The US Department of State has released new travel advisories for every country in the world, and Central Asia was named one of the safest places to travel.
The State Department reviews each country in the world according to several criteria, including the risk of terrorism, crime levels, natural disasters, and health crises. Then these were reviewed and used to place each country into one of four categories, ranging from Level 1 (“Exercise normal precautions”), to Level 4 (“Do not travel”).
All five countries in Central Asia - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan - were placed in Level 1, meaning that these are among the safest countries in the world to travel to. Central Asia is in the same category as countries like Canada, Estonia, Norway, Sweden, and Singapore, and safer than Level 2 countries such as France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom.