For the first time since I have been tracking it (in October) the number of countries with State Department Travel Warnings has gone DOWN. In October it was 25. By the end of November it was 27, where it had been holding ever since. It has now dropped down to 26.
For those wondering, the country that had a warning, but now does not, is Turkey. Turkey is now apperantly OK. So if you were holding off on your trip to Turkey, perhaps now is time to buy your tickets!
State Department Travel Warnings Over Time
A chart of how many countries world wide have US State Department Travel Warnings as that number varies over time. Serves as a proxy to chart roughly how dangerous the world is as the world situation changes over time. Perhaps not the best measure of that, but an interesting one perhaps.