Greece ranks among the safest countries for American tourists, according to a new system recently issued for the country’s travelers by the U.S. State Department.
The country was placed in Level 1 by the travel advisory program. Level 1 urges travelers 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 said on Wednesday.
Commenting on the news, U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt welcomed the news.
“Greece [IS] 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.