Travel

Travel Warnings and Advisories.

The link to Department of State’s information:
https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html

Travel Alerts – According to DOS, these are short term/situational events that you should be aware of when traveling to another country. Examples they give include stuff like worker strikes or protests during an election, a disease outbreak, or elevated risk of terrorist attacks.

Travel Warnings  – These are more long term. DOS says this means you should consider very carefully if you want to make the trip to one of these countries. Examples include unstable governments, civil war, frequent terrorist attacks, sustained high levels of violence, etc.

  • Bermuda - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on September 27, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update:  Reissued with updates to U.S. government restrictions on personnel. Exercise normal precautions in Bermuda Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Bermuda. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Bermuda has a high level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to Bermuda: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.  Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the Country Security Report for Bermuda. Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

  • Montserrat - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on September 26, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise normal precautions in Montserrat. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Montserrat. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Montserrat has a high level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest  related to your travel.  If you decide to travel to Montserrat: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.  Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the Country Security Report for Montserrat. Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.  

  • Senegal - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on September 26, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise normal precautions in Senegal. Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. Exercise Increased Caution in: The Casamance region due to crime and landmines. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Senegal. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Senegal has a low level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to Senegal: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.     Do not stray from main roads and well-traveled areas in the Casamance region. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review […]

  • Sri Lanka - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on September 22, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Reissued with updates to the Travel Advisory Level. Exercise increased caution in Sri Lanka due to fuel and medicine shortages, civil unrest, and terrorism. Sri Lanka is experiencing shortages of imported goods, including fuel, food, and medicine due to the ongoing economic situation in the country.  This has led to long lines at gas stations, but a fuel rationing system has helped to alleviate the situation.  Public transportation has at times been limited or curtailed.  Disrupted supply chains have caused food and medicine shortages, especially in remote areas, but most hotels, restaurants, grocery stores, and private hospitals have supplies.  Limited duration power outages occur frequently, but most tourist facilities have backup generators.  Protests over the economic situation could erupt at any time.  In some instances, police have used water cannons and tear gas to disperse protesters.  Travelers should monitor local media for updates on the ongoing situation. Terrorist […]

  • Guatemala - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on September 21, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information, security conditions and Embassy travel policy. Reconsider travel to Guatemala due to crime.  Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: San Marcos Department (except the city of San Marcos) due to crime. Huehuetenango Department (except the city of Huehuetenango) due to crime. Zone 18 and the city of Villa Nueva in Guatemala City due to crime. Country Summary:  Violent crime such as extortion, murder, armed robbery, carjacking, narcotics trafficking and gang activity are common in Guatemala.    Local police may lack the resources to respond effectively to criminal incidents resulting in a low arrest and conviction rate.  Guatemala’s National Tourist Assistance Program (PROATUR) provides 24-hour emergency assistance and routine guidance to tourists.  They also provide additional security in locations frequented by tourists.  The call center is staffed with Spanish and […]

  • Uzbekistan - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on September 20, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Exercise normal precautions in Uzbekistan.  Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Uzbekistan. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Uzbekistan has an unknown level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.  If you decide to travel to Uzbekistan:  Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.   Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.  Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.  Review the Country Security Report for Uzbekistan.  Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.  Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

  • Fiji - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on September 19, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise normal precautions in Fiji. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Fiji. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Fiji has a moderate level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to Fiji: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.  Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the Country Security Report for Fiji. Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.  

  • Mauritius - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on September 19, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise normal precautions in Mauritius. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Mauritius. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Mauritius has a high level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to Mauritius: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.  Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the Country Security Report for Mauritius. Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations.  Review the Traveler’s Checklist. Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

  • Saint Kitts and Nevis - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on September 19, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise normal precautions in St. Kitts and Nevis. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to St. Kitts and Nevis.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined St. Kitts and Nevis has a moderate level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to St. Kitts and Nevis: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.   Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the Country Security Report for Barbados, which covers St. Kitts and Nevis. Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations.  Review the Traveler’s Checklist.  

  • Cabo Verde - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on September 19, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise normal precautions in Cabo Verde. Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory.   Exercise Increased Caution in: Praia due to crime. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Cabo Verde. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Cabo Verde has a  low level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.   If you decide to travel to Cabo Verde: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.  Do not physically resist any robbery attempt. Use caution when walking or driving at night. Be aware of your surroundings. Do not display signs of wealth, such as expensive watches or jewelry. Do not answer your door at your hotel/residence unless you know who it is. […]

  • Namibia - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on September 19, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise normal precautions in Namibia. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Namibia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Namibia has a low level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to Namibia: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the Country Security Report for Namibia. Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist

  • Morocco - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on September 19, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise increased caution in Morocco due to terrorism. Country Summary: Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Morocco. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Morocco. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Morocco has a low level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to Morocco: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel and read the U.S. Embassy's web page for country-specific COVID-19 information. Stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners. Avoid demonstrations and crowds. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it […]

  • Mauritania - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on September 19, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Reconsider travel to Mauritania due to crime and terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel To: Areas designated as off limits by the Mauritanian military due to crime and terrorism. Country Summary: Violent crimes, such as mugging, armed robbery, and assault, are common. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious crimes. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting places frequented by Westerners. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Mauritania as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel outside Nouakchott. U.S. government employees may travel only during daylight hours and are prohibited from walking alone outside of designated areas and times. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Mauritania. The Centers for Disease Control […]

  • Kuwait - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on September 19, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update:  Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise normal precautions in Kuwait. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: The desert region near the border with Iraq due to the prevalence of unexploded ordnance. Exercise increased caution in: The Jeleeb Al-Shuyoukh area in Kuwait City due to crime. Due to risks to civil aviation operating within the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman region, including Kuwait, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an advisory Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) and/or a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR). For more information U.S. citizens should consult the Federal Aviation Administration’s Prohibitions, Restrictions and Notices. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Kuwait. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Kuwait has a low level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health […]

  • Sint Maarten - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on September 19, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise normal precautions in Sint Maarten. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Sint Maarten. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Sint Maarten has a moderate level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to Sint Maarten: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Consulate COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.  Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the Country Security Report for Sint Maarten. Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

  • Togo - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on September 12, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise normal precautions in Togo. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Reconsider Travel to: Northern border region adjacent to Burkina Faso due to potential for terrorism and kidnapping. Exercise Increased Caution in: Areas north of Kande due to potential for terrorism. The cities of Sokodé, Bafilo, and Mango due to civil unrest. Read the country information page for additional information about travel to Togo. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Togo has a low level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to Togo: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.  Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert in locations frequented by […]

  • Armenia - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on September 12, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise normal precautions in Armenia. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel To: The Nagorno-Karabakh region and surrounding territories due to recent hostilities. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Armenia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Armenia has an unknown level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.   If you decide to travel to Armenia: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy's COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the Country Security Report for Armenia. Prepare […]

  • Kenya - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on September 12, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise increased caution in Kenya due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel to: Kenya-Somalia border counties and some coastal areas due to terrorism and kidnapping. Areas of Turkana County due to crime. Reconsider Travel to: Nairobi neighborhoods of Eastleigh and Kibera at all times due to crime and kidnapping. Be especially careful when traveling after dark anywhere in Kenya due to crime. Country Summary: Violent crime, such as armed carjacking, mugging, home invasion, and kidnapping, can occur at any time. Local police are willing but often lack the capability to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents and terrorist attacks. Emergency medical and fire service is also limited. Terrorist attacks have occurred with little or no warning, targeting Kenyan and foreign government facilities, tourist locations, transportation […]

  • Timor-Leste - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on September 12, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise increased caution in Timor-Leste due to crime and civil unrest. Country Summary: Timor-Leste has seen isolated instances of police responding to protests with force and the use of tear gas. Stone throwing attacks on vehicles can occur during gang conflicts and periods of unrest. Gender-based violence is high in Timor-Leste, and sexual harassment is fairly common. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Timor-Leste. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Timor-Leste has a moderate level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to Timor-Leste: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information. Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Use caution when […]

  • Angola - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on September 6, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise normal precautions in Angola. Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. Exercise increased caution in: Urban areas due to crime and kidnapping. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Angola. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Angola has a low level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to Angola: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel, and read the U.S. Embassy's web page for country-specific COVID-19 information.  Do not physically resist any robbery attempt. Use caution when walking or driving at night. Keep a low profile. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook […]

  • Republic of the Congo - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on September 6, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise increased caution in the Republic of the Congo due to crime. Country Summary: While not common, violent crime, such as armed robbery and assault, remains a concern throughout the Republic of the Congo. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens outside Brazzaville.  U.S. government employees must use two vehicles to travel to the Pool region. They are also restricted to beaches adjacent to their hotels in Pointe Noire due to crime. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to the Republic of Congo. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined the Republic of Congo has a low level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to the Republic of the Congo: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any […]

  • Equatorial Guinea - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on September 6, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise normal precautions in Equatorial Guinea. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Equatorial Guinea. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Equatorial Guinea has a low level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to Equatorial Guinea: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.  Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the Country Security Report for Equatorial Guinea. Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations.  Review the Traveler’s Checklist.  

  • China - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on August 30, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates on COVID-19 restrictions. Reconsider travel to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the PRC’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws and COVID-19-related restrictions. Exercise increased caution in the PRC due to wrongful detentions. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined the PRC has a low level of COVID-19 and Hong Kong has a high level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. Quarantine and Testing The zero-tolerance approach to COVID-19 by the PRC and Hong Kong SAR governments severely impacts travel and access to public services. All travelers should prepare to quarantine at a government-designated location for an extended duration upon arrival. While in quarantine, health authorities will test travelers as […]

  • Hong Kong - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on August 30, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates on COVID-19 restrictions. Reconsider travel to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the PRC’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws and COVID-19-related restrictions. Exercise increased caution in the PRC due to wrongful detentions. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined the PRC has a low level of COVID-19 and Hong Kong has a high level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. Quarantine and Testing The zero-tolerance approach to COVID-19 by the PRC and Hong Kong SAR governments severely impacts travel and access to public services. All travelers should prepare to quarantine at a government-designated location for an extended duration upon arrival. While in quarantine, health authorities will test travelers as […]

  • Azerbaijan - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on August 29, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.   Reconsider travel to Azerbaijan due to COVID-19-related restrictions and terrorism concerns. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.  Do not travel to: The Nagorno-Karabakh region and surrounding territories due to recent hostilities. Country Summary: Azerbaijan has a longstanding risk presented by terrorist groups, who continue plotting possible attacks in Azerbaijan. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas.  Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Azerbaijan. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Azerbaijan has a high level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the […]

  • South Sudan - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on August 29, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Do not travel to South Sudan due to crime, kidnapping, and armed conflict. Country Summary:  Violent crime, such as carjackings, shootings, ambushes, assaults, robberies, and kidnappings is common throughout South Sudan, including Juba. Foreign nationals have been the victims of rape, sexual assault, armed robberies, and other violent crimes. Armed conflict is ongoing and includes fighting between various political and ethnic groups. Weapons are readily available to the population. In addition, cattle raids occur throughout the country and often lead to violence. Reporting in South Sudan without the proper documentation from the South Sudanese Media Authority is considered illegal, and any journalistic work there is very dangerous. Journalists regularly report being harassed in South Sudan, and many have been killed while covering the conflict. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency consular services to […]

  • Saba - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on August 29, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise normal precautions in Saba. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Saba. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Saba has a moderate level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to Saba: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Consulate's COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the Country Security Report for Saba. Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

  • Saudi Arabia - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on August 22, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Reconsider travel to Saudi Arabia due to the threat of missile and drone attacks on civilian facilities. Exercise increased caution in Saudi Arabia due to terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to the following locations due to missile and drone attacks and terrorism: Within 50 miles of the Saudi-Yemen border, as well as the cities of Abha, Jizan, Najran, and Khamis Mushayt; Abha airport; Qatif in the Eastern Province and its suburbs, including Awamiyah. Country Summary: U.S. government personnel must adhere to the above travel restrictions. As such, the U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in these locations. Missile and drone attacks perpetrated by Iran and Iran-supported militant groups represent a significant threat. The Islamic Republic of Iran has supplied Yemen-based Houthis and other regional proxy groups with weapons […]

  • Benin - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on August 22, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise increased caution in Benin due to crime, kidnapping, and maritime crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel to: The northern regions of Benin, including Park Pendjari, Park W, and adjacent hunting zones, and Benin’s northeastern border area with Nigeria, due to terrorism and kidnapping. Country Summary: Violent crime, such as armed robbery and assault, is common in urban areas. There is a risk of maritime crime, including violent attacks and kidnapping at sea, in the Gulf of Guinea. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Benin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Benin has an unknown level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to Benin: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel, […]

  • Cuba - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on August 22, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise increased caution in Cuba due to demonstrable and sometimes debilitating injuries to members of our diplomatic community resulting in the drawdown of embassy staff. Country Summary: Numerous U.S. Embassy Havana employees suffered demonstrable and sometimes debilitating injuries during their service in Havana. Affected individuals have exhibited a range of physical symptoms including ear complaints and hearing loss, dizziness, headaches, fatigue, cognitive issues, visual problems, and difficulty sleeping. We continue to investigate how the health of our diplomats and their family members was severely and permanently damaged. These symptoms occurred in U.S. diplomatic residences (including a long-term apartment at the Atlantic) and at Hotel Nacional and Hotel Capri in Havana. The U.S. Embassy in Havana is operating with reduced staffing. Only family members employed by the Embassy may accompany U.S. government employees […]

  • Ecuador - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on August 22, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with update to information about Guayaquil, south of Portete de Tarquí Avenue. Exercise increased caution in Ecuador due to civil unrest and crime.  Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Carchi, Sucumbíos, and the northern part of Esmeraldas provinces, including Esmeraldas city, due to crime. Guayaquil, south of Portete de Tarquí Avenue, due to crime. Country Summary: Crime is a widespread problem in Ecuador.  Violent crime, such as murder, assault, express kidnapping, and armed robbery, is common.  Transnational criminal organizations and gangs operate in Carchi, Sucumbíos, and the northern part of Esmeraldas provinces, as well as in Guayaquil, south of Portete de Tarquí Avenue. Demonstrations occur regularly throughout the country.  Public demonstrations can take place for a variety of political and economic issues.  Demonstrations can cause the shutdown of local roads and major highways, often […]

  • See State Summaries - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on August 17, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Reissued after periodic review with updates to the Risk Indicators, state Travel Advisory Levels, and U.S. government restrictions on personnel. See state summaries and advisory levels below for information on your specific travel destination. Some areas of Mexico have increased risk of crime and kidnapping. Country Summary: Violent crime – such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery – is widespread and common in Mexico. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Mexico, as travel by U.S. government employees to certain areas is prohibited or restricted. In many states, local emergency services are limited outside the state capital or major cities. U.S. citizens are advised to adhere to restrictions on U.S. government employee travel. State-specific restrictions are included in the individual state advisories below. U.S. government employees may not travel between cities after dark, may not hail taxis on the […]

  • Sao Tome and Principe - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on August 15, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise normal precautions in Sao Tome and Principe. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Sao Tome and Principe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Sao Tome and Principe has a low level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to Sao Tome and Principe: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel, and read See the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the Country Security Report for Sao Tome & Principe. Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.  

  • Guinea-Bissau - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on August 15, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health. Reconsider travel to Guinea-Bissau due to civil unrest.  Exercise increased caution due to crime. Country Summary:  The country has experienced intermittent political instability for decades.  Demonstrations occur frequently, and some have escalated into violence. Crime is fairly prevalent in Guinea-Bissau.  Aggressive vendors, panhandlers, and occasionally criminals target foreigners at the Bissau airport and other crowded areas, especially Bandim Market in the center of the capital.  Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.  The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens because there is no U.S. Embassy in Guinea-Bissau. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Guinea-Bissau. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Guinea-Bissau has an unknown level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for […]

  • Comoros - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on August 15, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise normal precautions in Comoros. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Comoros. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Comoros has an unknown level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to Comoros: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel, and read the U.S. Embassy’s web page for country-specific information on COVID-19.   Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the Country Security Report for Comoros. Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations.  Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

  • Nepal - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on August 15, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.  Exercise increased caution in Nepal due to the potential for isolated political violence.   Country Summary: Political demonstrations intended to be peaceful can sometimes escalate into violence and may be met with force by Nepali authorities.   Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Nepal.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Nepal has a high level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.  If you decide to travel to Nepal:  Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the  Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.      Avoid demonstrations and crowds.  Do not trek alone.   Be aware that infrastructure, government services and medical assistance may not be up to U.S. standards.  Enroll in the Smart […]

  • Philippines - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on August 15, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise increased caution to the Philippines due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and kidnapping.  Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel to: The Sulu Archipelago, including the southern Sulu Sea, due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and kidnapping. Marawi City in Mindanao due to terrorism and civil unrest. Reconsider Travel to: Other areas of Mindanao due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and kidnapping. Country Summary: Terrorist and armed groups continue plotting possible kidnappings, bombings, and other attacks in the Philippines. Terrorist and armed groups may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities. The Philippine government has declared a “State of National Emergency on Account of Lawless Violence in Mindanao.” Read the country information page for additional […]

  • Russia - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on August 15, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Click Here for Important Information for U.S. Citizens Seeking to Depart Russia. Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Do not travel to Russia due to the unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine by Russian military forces, the potential for harassment against U.S. citizens by Russian government security officials, the singling out of U.S. citizens in Russia by Russian government security officials including for detention, the arbitrary enforcement of local law, limited flights into and out of Russia, the Embassy’s limited ability to assist U.S. citizens in Russia, COVID-19-related restrictions, and terrorism. U.S. citizens residing or travelling in Russia should depart Russia immediately.  Exercise increased caution due to wrongful detentions. U.S. citizens should note that U.S. credit and debit cards no longer work in Russia, and options to electronically transfer funds from the United States are extremely limited as a result of sanctions imposed on […]

  • Malawi - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on August 8, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise increased caution in Malawi due to crime. Crime, such as theft, burglary, armed robbery, assault, and carjacking is common. The capabilities of the Malawi Police Service are growing, but its resources and abilities to deter and investigate crimes, assist victims, and apprehend criminals are limited. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Malawi. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Malawi has an unknown level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.  If you decide to travel to Malawi: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information. Avoid demonstrations and crowds. Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans. Keep travel documents up to date and […]

  • Sint Eustatius - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on August 8, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.  Exercise normal precautions in Sint Eustatius.  Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Sint Eustatius.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Sint Eustatius has a high level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.   If you decide to travel to Sint Eustatius:  Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Consulate's COVID-19 page for country-specific information on COVID-19 information.   Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.  Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.  Review the Country Security Report for Sint Eustatius.  Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. 

  • Suriname - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on August 8, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise normal precautions in Suriname. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Suriname. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Suriname has a low level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to Suriname: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the Country Security Report for Suriname. Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations.  Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

  • Jordan - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on August 8, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise increased caution in Jordan due to terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Within 3.5 km of the Jordanian border with Syria and east of the town of Ruwayshid in the direction of the border with Iraq due to terrorism and armed conflict. Designated Syrian refugee camps in Jordan due to Government of Jordan restrictions on entry into these camps. Zarqa, Rusayfah, and the Baqa’a neighborhood of Ayn Basha due to terrorism and crime. Reconsider travel to: Ma’an City and some areas of Ma’an Governorate due to terrorism and crime. Country Summary: Terrorist groups continue to plot possible attacks in Jordan. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Jordan. The Centers for […]

  • Kyrgyzstan - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on August 8, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update:  Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise normal precautions in Kyrgyzstan. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Kyrgyzstan. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Kyrgyzstan has a moderate level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to the Kyrgyz Republic: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.  Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the Country Security Report for the Kyrgyz Republic. Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

  • Zimbabwe - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on August 8, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise increased caution in Zimbabwe due to crime.            Country Summary: Violent crime, such as assault, carjacking, and home invasion, is common among residents known to have large sums of cash.  Smashing the windows of cars with the intent to steal is also common. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Zimbabwe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Zimbabwe has a low level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to Zimbabwe: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information. Stay alert and avoid openly displaying cash. Carry a copy of your passport and visa and leave […]

  • Worldwide Caution - Caution
    on August 2, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Worldwide Cautions provide U.S. citizens with general information regarding terrorist activities, political violence, and criminal activity that occur abroad, as well as specific recommendations on how to prepare for possible contingencies, receive information on breaking security events and ensure that travelers can be contacted in an emergency. This version replaces the Worldwide Caution dated January 15, 2019. The Department of State remains concerned about the continued threat of terrorist attacks, demonstrations, and other violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests overseas. The Department of State believes there is a higher potential for anti-American violence given the death of Ayman al-Zawahiri on July 31, 2022. Current information suggests that terrorist organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks against U.S. interests in multiple regions across the globe. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics including suicide operations, assassinations, […]

  • Moldova - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on August 1, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Reconsider travel to Moldova due to armed conflict in neighboring Ukraine. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel To:  The Transnistria breakaway region due to the unresolved conflict with the central government. Country Summary: On February 23, Moldovan authorities declared a State of Emergency for a period of 60 days in light of the regional crisis, which has been extended until June 20.  As a result of the Russian military invasion of Ukraine, there are approximately 90,000 refugees residing in Moldova, but there has been no military spillover from the conflict. Chisinau airport is operating, although there are no flights currently available to Ukraine, Russia, or Belarus. Read the Moldova country information page for additional information on travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Moldova has a high level of COVID-19. Visit […]

  • Romania - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on August 1, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise normal precautions in Romania. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Romania.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Romania has a high level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.   If you decide to travel to Romania: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.   Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the Country Security Report for Romania. U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

  • Indonesia - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on August 1, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise increased caution in Indonesia due to terrorism and natural disasters. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Reconsider travel to: Central Sulawesi and Papua due to civil unrest. Terrorists continue plotting possible attacks in Indonesia. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting police stations, places of worship, hotels, bars, nightclubs, markets/shopping malls, and restaurants. Natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis or volcano eruptions may result in disruptions to transportation, infrastructure, sanitation, and the availability of health services. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Indonesia.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Indonesia has a moderate level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.   If you decide to travel to […]

  • Vietnam - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on August 1, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.                                                                          Exercise normal precautions in Vietnam. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Vietnam. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Vietnam has an unknown level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.  If you decide to travel to Vietnam:    Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.  Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.    Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.    Review the Country Security Report for Vietnam.    Prepare […]

  • Mozambique - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on July 29, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Reissued with updates to information about Cabo Delgado Province and removal of concerns for Sofala and Manica provinces, areas between Chibabava and Gorongosa, and areas between Chimoio and Tica.    Exercise increased caution in Mozambique due to crime, terrorism, and health issues. Some areas have greater risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory.   Do Not Travel To:   Certain districts in Cabo Delgado Province due to terrorism.    Reconsider Travel To:   Pemba, the provincial capital of Cabo Delgado, due to threat of terrorism.   Country Summary: Violent crime, such as mugging, is common.   Terrorist groups in northern Mozambique continue to be active.  Public areas may be attacked with little or no warning. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Mozambique has an unknown level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.   […]

  • Mali - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on July 29, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Reissued with updates to U.S. government restrictions on personnel. Do not travel to Mali due to crime, terrorism, and kidnapping. On July 29, 2022, the Department ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees and family members due to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks in areas frequented by westerners.  The U.S. Embassy continues to have limited ability to provide emergency assistance to U.S. citizens in Mali. Country Summary: Violent crime, such as kidnapping and armed robbery, is common in Mali. Violent crime is a particular concern during local holidays and seasonal events in Bamako, its suburbs, and Mali’s southern regions.  Roadblocks and random police checkpoints are commonplace throughout the country, especially at night. Terrorist and armed groups continue plotting kidnappings and attacks in Mali.  They may attack with little or no warning, targeting night clubs, hotels, restaurants, places of worship, international diplomatic missions, and […]

  • France - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on July 27, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued after periodic review with minor edits. Exercise increased caution in France due to terrorism and civil unrest. Country Summary: Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in France. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas. Demonstrations in Paris and other major cities throughout France occur regularly. Most demonstrations are peaceful, but some have included violence and property damage, including looting and arson, with reckless disregard for public safety. Police have responded with water cannons, rubber bullets, and tear gas. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to France. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined France […]

  • Ethiopia - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on July 26, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to “Do Not Travel” areas Reconsider travel to Ethiopia due to armed conflict, civil unrest, communications disruptions, crime, and the potential for terrorism and kidnapping in border areas. Do Not Travel To: Tigray Region and border with Eritrea due to armed conflict, civil unrest, and crime. Amhara Region due to armed conflict and civil unrest. Afar Region due to armed conflict and civil unrest. Border area with Somalia due to potential for terrorism, kidnapping, and landmines. Border areas with Sudan, and South Sudan due to crime, kidnapping, civil unrest, and ongoing clashes between various armed groups. Border areas with Kenya due to potential for terrorism and ethnically motivated violence. The Wollega Zones of the Oromia Region due to violence and civil unrest. The situation in Addis Ababa is stable. However, there is armed conflict and civil unrest in other areas of Ethiopia, and the security situation may deteriorate without […]

  • Burma (Myanmar) - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on July 26, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued after periodic review with updates to information on civil unrest, armed conflict, land mines and unexploded ordnance, and health resources. Do not travel to Burma due to civil unrest and armed conflict.  Reconsider travel to Burma due to COVID-19-related restrictions and limited and/or inadequate healthcare resources.  Exercise increased caution due to wrongful detentions and areas with land mines and unexploded ordnance. COUNTRY SUMMARY: The Burmese military detained and deposed elected government officials in the February 2021 coup d'état.  Protests and demonstrations against military rule occur.  The military often responds to these protests by arbitrarily arresting individuals and with the indiscriminate use of deadly force against protesters and bystanders. The Department has determined that at least one U.S. national is wrongfully detained by the Burmese military regime. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services in Burma […]

  • India - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on July 25, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise increased caution in India due to crime and terrorism. Do not travel to: The union territory of Jammu and Kashmir (except the eastern Ladakh region and its capital, Leh) due to terrorism and civil unrest. Within 10 km of the India-Pakistan border due to the potential for armed conflict. Country Summary: Indian authorities report rape is one of the fastest growing crimes in India. Violent crime, such as sexual assault, has occurred at tourist sites and in other locations. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and government facilities. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in rural areas from eastern Maharashtra and northern Telangana through western West Bengal as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel to these areas. Read the country information page for […]

  • Honduras - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on July 25, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Reconsider travel to Honduras due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Gracias a Dios Department due to crime. Country Summary: Violent crime, such as homicide and armed robbery, is common. Violent gang activity, such as extortion, violent street crime, rape, and narcotics and human trafficking, is widespread. Local police and emergency services lack sufficient resources to respond effectively to serious crime. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Honduras. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Honduras has a high level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to Honduras: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 […]

  • Laos - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on July 25, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise increased caution to Laos due to civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Reconsider travel to: Xaisomboun Province due to civil unrest. Exercise increased caution in: Remote areas along the border with Burma due to crime. Areas of Savannakhet, Xieng Khouang, Saravane, Khammouane, Sekong, Champassak, Houaphan, Attapeu, Luang Prabang, and Vientiane provinces, as well as along Route 7 (from Route 13 to the Vietnam border), Route 9 (Savannakhet to the Vietnam border), and Route 20 (Pakse to Saravane) due to unexploded bombs. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Laos. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Laos has an unknown  level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to Laos: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before […]

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on July 25, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise increased caution in Bosnia and Herzegovina due to terrorism and land mines. Country Summary: Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas. Minefields and land mines are present throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. While suspected hazardous areas are normally clearly marked, several people are killed or injured each year. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Bosnia and Herzegovina has a high level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health […]

  • Dominica - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on July 25, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.   Exercise normal precautions in Dominica. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Dominica. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Dominica has an unknown level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to Dominica: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.   Visit the Dominican Government’s official page for pre-arrival protocols here. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the Country Security Report for Barbados, which covers Dominica. Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the […]

  • El Salvador - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on July 25, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Reconsider travel to El Salvador due to crime. Country Summary:  Violent crime, including armed robbery, homicide and sexual assault are of concern throughout significant portions of the country. Although gang activity varies among departamentos (states) and municipios (municipalities), areas witnessing higher crime rates are often located in close proximity to lower crime areas, or must be crossed in moving between lower risk areas. Local police may lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents, although the concentration of resources in resort areas means these tend to be better policed than urban areas. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to El Salvador. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined El Salvador has a high level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.  If you […]