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  • North Korea Travel Alert August 2, 2017
    The Secretary of State published a Notice on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 that will restrict the use of U.S. passports to travel into, in, or through North Korea/the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), effective Friday, September 1, 2017. The Secretary has authorized the restriction due to the serious and mounting risk of arrest and […]
  • Hurricane and Typhoon Season 2017 Travel Alert June 5, 2017
    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the Hurricane and Typhoon Seasons in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico.Hurricane and Typhoon Season will last through November 2017, though most tropical cyclones typically develop between May and October. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that those in […]
  • Europe Travel Alert May 1, 2017
    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe. This Travel Alert expires on September 1, 2017. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ability to plan […]
  • Kenya Travel Alert April 6, 2017
    The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Kenya that general elections are scheduled for August 8, 2017.Candidate selection for national and county offices will take place throughout the country in April, followed by nationwide campaigning. This Travel Alert expires on August 31, 2017.Rallies, demonstrations, and protests may occur with little notice […]
  • Bangladesh Travel Alert February 12, 2016
    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the ongoing potential for extremist violence in Bangladesh. This Travel Alert supersedes the November 10, 2015 alert and expires on July 22, 2016.Reports suggest that terrorist attacks could occur against foreigners in Bangladesh, especially in large gatherings.  Since September 2015, Bangladesh has experienced a series of increasingly […]

RSS Travel Warnings

  • Mexico Travel Warning August 22, 2017
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling to certain parts of Mexico due to the activities of criminal organizations in those areas. U.S. citizens have been the victims of violent crimes, including homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery in various Mexican states. This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning for […]
  • Iran Travel Warning August 16, 2017
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Iran.This replaces the Travel Warning for Iran dated August 22, 2016, to reiterate and highlight the risk of arrest and detention for U.S. citizens, particularly dual national Iranian-Americans. Foreigners, in particular dual nationals of Iran and other countries, including the United States, […]
  • North Korea Travel Warning August 10, 2017
    The Department of State strongly warns U.S. citizens not to travel to North Korea/the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).Due to the serious and mounting risk of arrest and long-term detention of U.S. citizens, the Secretary of State restricted the use of U.S. passports to travel into, in, or through North Korea effective Friday, September […]
  • Somalia Travel Warning August 3, 2017
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Somalia because of widespread terrorist and criminal activity. Militants associated with both the al-Qaida-affiliated terrorist group, al-Shabaab, and the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS) operate with relative impunity throughout large parts of the country, including Mogadishu, and attack civilian, military, […]
  • Venezuela Travel Warning July 28, 2017
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to Venezuela due to social unrest, violent crime, and pervasive food and medicine shortages. This travel warning also informs U.S. citizens that on July 27, the Department ordered the departure of family members and authorized the voluntary departure of U.S. government employees from the U.S. […]
  • Jordan Travel Warning July 21, 2017
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens to consider the risks of travel to and throughout Jordan due to persistent terrorist threats. The self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS), its affiliates, sympathizers, and other violent extremist groups have successfully conducted attacks in Jordan and continue to plot against local security forces, U.S. […]
  • Republic of South Sudan Travel Warning July 20, 2017
    The U.S. State Department warns U.S. citizens against travel to the Republic of South Sudan because of ongoing fighting, intercommunal violence, and violent crime.This replaces the Travel Warning dated January 4, 2017.  In July 2016, violent clashes between government and opposition forces broke out in Juba, resulting in the expulsion of opposition forces from the […]
  • Egypt Travel Warning July 20, 2017
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens to consider the risks of travel to Egypt due to threats from terrorist and violent political opposition groups.This replaces the Travel Warning issued on December 23, 2016. A number of terrorist groups, including ISIS, have committed multiple deadly attacks in Egypt, targeting government officials and security forces, […]
  • Philippines Travel Warning July 17, 2017
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid all non-essential travel to the city of Marawi, Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago including the southern Sulu Sea, and to exercise extreme caution when traveling to other regions of Mindanao, due to terrorist threats, insurgent activities, and kidnappings.Similar threats also occurred throughout the Philippines in 2017. […]
  • Mali Travel Warning June 29, 2017
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Mali due to ongoing terrorist attacks, criminal violence, and potential political instability.U.S. citizens in Mali are reminded to stay vigilant, remain aware of their surroundings, and exercise caution, especially at night. This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning dated December 23, 2016.The potential for […]
  • Ukraine Travel Warning June 27, 2017
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to Crimea and the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. This supersedes the Travel Warning for Ukraine dated December 14, 2016.Russian-led separatists continue to control areas in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, where violent clashes have resulted in over 9,000 deaths.  A ceasefire agreement […]
  • Burundi Travel Warning June 23, 2017
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to Burundi due to political tensions, political and criminal violence, and the potential for civil unrest.This replaces the Travel Warning dated November 15, 2016.The political situation in Burundi is tenuous, and there is sporadic violence  throughout the country, including frequent gunfire and grenade attacks by armed […]
  • Algeria Travel Warning June 22, 2017
    The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against travel to remote areas of Algeria due to the threat of terrorist attacks and kidnapping. This replaces the Travel Warning for Algeria dated December 13, 2016. While violence has reduced significantly in recent years, terrorist groups remain active in some parts of the country. Although major […]
  • Colombia Travel Warning June 16, 2017
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risk of travel to Colombia. U.S. citizens should exercise caution, as violence linked to domestic insurgency, narco-trafficking, crime, and kidnapping occur in some rural and urban areas.  This replaces the previous travel warning dated April 5, 2016.  Organized political and criminal armed groups are active […]
  • Iraq Travel Warning June 14, 2017
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Iraq.Travel within Iraq remains very dangerous, and the ability of the Embassy to assist U.S. citizens facing difficulty is extremely limited. This supersedes the Travel Warning dated January 31, 2017.  U.S. citizens in Iraq are at high risk for kidnapping and terrorist violence. Numerous terrorist […]
  • Ethiopia Travel Warning June 14, 2017
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Ethiopia due to the potential for civil unrest and arbitrary detention since a state of emergency was imposed in October 2016.The Government of Ethiopia extended the state of emergency on March 15, 2017, and there continue to be reports of unrest, particularly […]
  • Burkina Faso Travel Warning June 7, 2017
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Burkina Faso, and recommends they avoid travel to the northern part of the Sahel region, and exercise caution in the rest of Burkina Faso, due to continuing threats to safety and security, including terrorism.The ability of the U.S. Embassy to provide consular […]
  • Chad Travel Warning June 6, 2017
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of ongoing tensions and potential terrorist activity throughout Chad. U.S. citizens should avoid all travel to the border regions, particularly the Lake Chad region, and exercise extreme caution elsewhere in the country. U.S. Embassy personnel are subject to restrictions when traveling in certain areas of N’Djamena as […]
  • Central African Republic Travel Warning May 26, 2017
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to the Central African Republic (CAR) due to an unpredictable security situation subject to rapid deterioration, the activities of armed groups, and violent crime.We urge U.S. citizens who are in CAR to consider departing. U.S. citizens in CAR who require consular assistance should contact the […]
  • Haiti Travel Warning May 23, 2017
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of traveling to Haiti due to its current security environment and lack of adequate medical facilities and response, especially in the areas of Petionville and the storm-damaged southern peninsula departments of Grand Anse and Sud. This replaces the Travel Warning dated November 4, […]