Travel advisory for Massachusetts has been updated.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced this morning that travelers can now use the Travel Advisory Indicator, the second edition of the state’s “Travel Alert,” as an indicator of the severity of travel restrictions in the Commonwealth.
The revised Travel Alert will also now include the travel alert guidelines for certain areas of Massachusetts, such as the Cape Cod area and parts of Boston.
This year, the state also added new safety features that help users determine whether they need to exercise greater caution.
Travelers who are planning to visit a state that is on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s list of areas affected by an evacuation should check the Federal Government’s “emergency travel information” website.
They should also check the Travel Advisories for any travel advisories issued in the state.
In the past, the travel advisory was based on a person’s geographic location and the date and time of the trip.
But in the new version, it also includes the person’s gender, the time of day and whether the person is accompanied by an adult or child.
It also includes information about the nature of the person who has requested the travel information.
People who want to use the “safety check” to determine whether their travel plans should be changed should visit the website of the Massachusetts Department for Public Health at http://traveladviceindicator.org.
The information about this update can be found at http:www.health.ma.gov/safety-check/.
More information: http://www.state.ma,ph.gov,ph-2/sms/contact/contact.html#contact