US State Department updates Taiwan Travel Advisory: removes the word “country”

The US State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs updated its Travel Advisory for Taiwan, yesterday, Tuesday, July 11, maintaining the original level one “exercise normal precautions,” but removing two references to “country,” replacing it with “Taiwan.”

Previous to the July 11 edit, the advisory read: “Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Taiwan,” and “Review the Country Security Report for Taiwan.”

Taiwan Travel Advisory including the word "country" previous to edit July 11

These sentences have been changed to “Read the Taiwan International Travel Information for additional information on travel to Taiwan,” and “Review the security report for Taiwan from the Overseas Security Advisory Council.”

Taiwan Travel Advisory following edit on July 11

On clicking the link to the Overseas Security Advisory page it can be seen that the page still maintains the title “Taiwan Country Security Report” as of July 12.

Taiwan English News has reached out to the American Institute in Taiwan for clarification on the reasons for the change, whether the change reflects State Department policy, or will likely be extended to other State Department section pages such as the OCAS report referred to above. I will add the AIT’s response here.

Taiwan English News is an independent publication with no corporate funding. If you found this article informative, and would like to support my work, please buy me a coffee or support me on Patreon. Subscribe to Taiwan English News for free to receive the latest news via email. Advertising queries are welcome. Share, like, comment below.

2 thoughts on “US State Department updates Taiwan Travel Advisory: removes the word “country”

  • July 12, 2023 at 12:48 pm

    For someone who was born and raised and educated in America, who has a deep affection and abiding affinity for the simple folk of the rural Midwest, and who has been exposed to a lifetime of official chest-beating that America is the No. 1 power in the world, I read this article and stand in sorrowful shame. I have to admit that, at bottom (literally!), too many of us don’t know our asses from a hole in the ground. By the time we do know….if ever….it will be way too late to do anything about it. It looks like the rest of my life I will have to spend apologizing to the good people of Taiwan, my friends and teachers and especially my adoptive family. There are a lot of different hurts in the world, but one of the hardest to get over is the hurt from “being had.”

  • July 12, 2023 at 1:01 pm

    Did the US Dept. of State also remove the word “country” from its Travel-Advisory for Ukraine? Will Ukraine
    and the Republic of China, formerly known as a free country now become an AI simulation of democracy?


Comment and discuss this story: While all opinions are welcome, comments will not be approved if they contain inflammatory speech.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.