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.

  • Lebanon - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on February 1, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Reissued after periodic review. Reconsider travel to Lebanon due to crime, terrorism, armed conflict, civil unrest, kidnapping and Embassy Beirut’s limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel to: the border with Syria due to terrorism and armed conflict  the border with Israel due to the potential for armed conflict refugee settlements due to the potential for armed clashes Country Summary: Local security authorities have noted a rise in violent crimes, including political violence. Multiple unsolved killings in Lebanon may have been politically motivated. U.S. citizens living and working anywhere in Lebanon should be aware of the risks of remaining in the country and review their personal security plans. U.S. citizens who choose to travel to Lebanon should be aware that consular officers from the U.S. Embassy are not always able to travel to assist them. The Department […]

  • Iran - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on January 26, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information Do not travel to Iran due to the risk of kidnapping and the arbitrary arrest and detention of U.S. citizens. Exercise increased caution due to wrongful detentions.   Country Summary: U.S. citizens visiting or residing in Iran have been kidnapped, arrested, and detained on spurious charges. The Department has determined that at least one U.S. national is wrongfully detained by the Iranian government. Iranian authorities continue to unjustly detain and imprison U.S. nationals, particularly dual national U.S.-Iranian nationals--including students, journalists, business travelers, and academics--on charges including espionage and posing a threat to national security. Iranian authorities routinely delay consular access to detained U.S. nationals and consistently deny consular access to dual U.S.-Iranian nationals. The U.S. government does not have diplomatic or consular relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran. The U.S. […]

  • Bolivia - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on January 26, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued after periodic review with updates to information about the Chapare and Yungas regions. Exercise increased caution in Bolivia due to civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Chapare region due to crime. Reconsider travel to: Yungas region due to crime. Country Summary: Demonstrations, strikes, and roadblocks can occur at any time in Bolivia. Demonstrations can result in violence. Roadblocks and strikes may cut off traffic and restrict the flow of goods and services around the country. Domestic and international flights may be delayed or unexpectedly cancelled. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Bolivia. If you decide to travel to Bolivia: 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. Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared […]

  • Nigeria - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on January 20, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Last Updated: Reissued with updates to staffing and do not travel areas Reconsider travel to Nigeria due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and maritime crime.  Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. U.S. Embassy Abuja is only able to provide emergency assistance to U.S. citizens in Abuja.  U.S. Consulate in Lagos is providing all routine and emergency services to U.S. citizens in Nigeria.  U.S. citizens in Nigeria who require assistance should contact LagosACS@state.gov or +234 1 460 3410. Do Not Travel to: Borno, Yobe, Kogi, and northern Adamawa states due to terrorism and kidnapping Bauchi, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, and Zamfara states due to kidnapping Coastal areas of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, and Rivers states (with the exception of Port Harcourt) due to crime, kidnapping, and maritime crime Country Summary:  Violent crime – such as armed robbery, assault, carjacking, kidnapping, hostage taking, […]

  • Antarctica - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on January 19, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise increased caution in Antarctica due to environmental hazards posed by extreme and unpredictable weather and limited emergency services. The U.S. government is unable to provide consular services to U.S. citizens in the Antarctic Region. The closest U.S Embassies/Consulates are in Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, and South Africa.  U.S. government resources in the Antarctic Region are committed to the U.S. Antarctic Program, per longstanding U.S. policy.  Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Antarctica. If you travel to Antarctica: Obtain comprehensive travel, medical, and medical evacuation insurance; see our webpage for more information on insurance providers for overseas coverage. Travel with a professional guide or organization such as those that are a member of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators, or, if organizing a private expedition, be […]

  • Palau - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on January 19, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Reissued after periodic review with minor edits. Exercise normal precautions in Palau.  Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Palau.  If you decide to travel to Palau: 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. Follow the Embassy on Facebook. Review the Country Security Report for Palau. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. 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.

  • Mali - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on January 18, 2023 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.   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 other locations frequented by foreigners.  Attacks may target Malian government offices and infrastructure, in addition to locations frequented by Westerners.   The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens throughout much of Mali as U.S. government employee travel outside […]

  • Uganda - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on January 18, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Reissued with updates to Crime and removal of Health concerns related to the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak. Reconsider travel to Uganda due to crime and terrorism.  Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Country summary: There remains a threat of terrorist attacks in Uganda and throughout the region. Terrorist attacks occurred in several villages in Western Uganda in December 2022 and there were multiple bombings in and around Kampala in 2021. While the attacks did not appear to target foreign nationals, anyone can be a victim. U.S. citizens should remain alert and avoid large public gatherings.  Violent crime, such as armed robbery, home invasion, and sexual assault, presents a serious threat to those visiting and residing in Uganda and can occur at any time, especially in larger cities, including Kampala and Entebbe, in the Karamoja region, and along Uganda’s western and northern borders.  Local police may lack appropriate resources to respond […]

  • Venezuela - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on January 12, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to the risk indicators. Do not travel to Venezuela due to crime, civil unrest, kidnapping, and the arbitrary enforcement of local laws.  Reconsider travel due to wrongful detentions, terrorism, and poor health infrastructure. Country Summary:  On March 11, 2019, the U.S. Department of State announced the withdrawal of diplomatic personnel from U.S. Embassy Caracas.  All consular services, routine and emergency, remain suspended until further notice.  The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Venezuela.  U.S. citizens in Venezuela who require consular services should try to leave the country as soon as safely possible and contact a U.S. embassy or consulate in another country. Violent crimes, such as homicide, armed robbery, kidnapping, and carjacking, are common.  Political rallies and demonstrations occur, often with little notice.  Demonstrations typically elicit a strong police and security […]

  • China - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on January 11, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information. Reconsider travel to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), including the Special Administrative Regions (SARs) of Hong Kong and Macau due to the surge in COVID-19 cases and arbitrary enforcement of local laws.  See specific risks and conditions in each jurisdiction below. Access to medical care, including treatment in hospitals and ambulance service, may be delayed or limited.  Commercial transportation options for international departure and arrival are available. Exercise increased caution in the PRC due to wrongful detentions. The U.S. government is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and may change this guidance again quickly in response to emergent concerns. Please check back frequently for any changes. COVID-19 Situation Overview The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has issued a Travel Notice (Alert Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions) due to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases and limited health care resources.  […]

  • Cayman Islands - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on January 10, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise normal precautions in the Cayman Islands. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to the Cayman If you decide to travel to the Cayman Islands: 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 Cayman Islands Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations.  Review the Traveler’s Checklist. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

  • Colombia - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on January 4, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Reissued with updates to high-risk areas. Reconsider travel due to crime and terrorism. Exercise increased caution due to civil unrest and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel to: Arauca, Cauca (excluding Popayán), and Norte de Santander departments due to crime and terrorism. The Colombia-Venezuela border region due to crime, kidnapping, and risk of detention when crossing into Venezuela from Colombia.    Country Summary: Violent crime, such as homicide, assault, and armed robbery, is widespread. Organized criminal activities, such as extortion, robbery, and kidnapping, are common in some areas. The National Liberation Army (ELN), Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People’s Army (FARC-EP), and Segunda Marquetalia terrorist organizations continue operating and launching attacks in Colombia. They may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local […]

  • Iraq - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on January 3, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued after periodic review with updates to security information. Do not travel to Iraq due to terrorism, kidnapping, armed conflict, civil unrest, and Mission Iraq’s limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens. Country Summary: U.S. citizens in Iraq face high risks to their safety and security, including the potential for violence and kidnapping. Terrorist and insurgent groups regularly attack Iraqi security forces and civilians. Anti-U.S. militias threaten U.S. citizens and international companies throughout Iraq. Attacks using improvised explosive devices, indirect fire, and unmanned aerial vehicles occur in many areas of the country, including Baghdad and other major cities. Consular services to U.S. citizens in Iraq are limited to emergency services due to severe restrictions on the movements of U.S. government personnel. Demonstrations, protests, and strikes occur frequently throughout the country. These events can develop quickly without prior notice, […]

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

    Updated due to the increased travel options. Exercise increased caution in Turkmenistan due to the inconsistent and limited availability of travel options into and out of the country. Country Summary: International commercial flights have resumed, but demand for the limited available seats is often extremely high and most flights continue to land in cities located hundreds of miles from Ashgabat. Tickets for certain flights may only be available for purchase in-person in Turkmenistan. Please contact individual airlines about ticketing procedures prior to making any reservations online. Non-commercial land border crossings may require prior government approval. It may be difficult to make travel arrangements in time-sensitive situations and travelers should note that delayed flight times are common when entering and leaving Turkmenistan. Please read the country information page for additional information on travel to Turkmenistan. If you decide to travel to Turkmenistan: Have a plan […]

  • Peru - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on December 22, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to civil unrest information, and U.S. government restrictions on personnel. Reconsider travel due to crime. Exercise increased caution due to civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: The Colombian-Peruvian border area in the Loreto Region due to crime. The Valley of the Apurímac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers (VRAEM), including areas within the Departments of Ayacucho, Cusco, Huancavelica, and Junin, due to crime and terrorism. Country Summary: Crime, including petty theft, carjackings, muggings, assaults, and other violent crime, is common in Peru and can occur during daylight hours despite the presence of many witnesses. The risk of crime increases at night. Organized criminal groups have been known to use roadblocks to rob victims in areas outside of the capital city of Lima. Demonstrations occur regularly throughout the country. Public demonstrations can take place for a variety of […]

  • Cabo Verde - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on December 20, 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. If you decide to travel to Cabo Verde: 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. Be extra vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs. 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 Cabo Verde. Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. […]

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

    Reissued after periodic review without changes Exercise normal precautions in Brunei. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Brunei.  If you decide to travel to Brunei: 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. Follow Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan on Facebook and Twitter. Review the Country Security Report for Brunei. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.  Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.     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.

  • Kenya - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on December 9, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Reissued with updates to travel restrictions in Laikipia County. 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, due to crime and kidnapping. Certain areas of Laikipia County, due to criminal incursions and security operations, reconsider travel through Nyahururu, Laikipia West, and Laikipia North Sub-counties. Country Summary:  Violent crime, such as armed carjacking, mugging, home invasion, and kidnapping, can occur at any time.  Local police often lack the capability to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents and terrorist attacks.  Emergency medical and fire service is also limited. Be especially careful when traveling after dark anywhere in Kenya […]

  • Madagascar - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on December 6, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update:  Reissued after periodic review with updates to crime information in the Tsaratanana, Tsiroanomandidy, Maintirano, and Betroka areas. Exercise increased caution in Madagascar due to crime and civil unrest.  Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Reconsider travel to the following areas due to violent crime and banditry: The area in and around the city of Tsaratanana in the Betsiboka Region; The area along the unnamed road connecting the city of Tsiroanomandidy in the Bongolava Region with the coastal city of Maintirano in the Melaky Region; and The area in and around the city of Betroka in the Anosy Region. Country Summary:  Most criminal activity is non-violent petty theft, pickpocketing, and other crimes of opportunity predominately in urban areas and in crowded markets.  Violent crime, such as armed robbery and assault, occurs throughout Madagascar, particularly after dark, in remote areas, and along major national roads in the south and […]

  • Nicaragua - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on December 5, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Reissued with updates to wrongful detention information. Reconsider travel to Nicaragua due to limited healthcare availability and arbitrary enforcement of laws. Exercise increased caution in Nicaragua due to crime, and wrongful detentions. Country Summary: The government of Nicaragua arbitrarily enforces laws for political purposes. Throughout Nicaragua, government officials and law enforcement continue to target those opposed to the rule of President Ortega. The government and its affiliated groups have been reported to: Systematically target opposition figures (regardless of nationality), including former allies, political activists, business representatives, clergy, human rights advocates, and members of the press. Arbitrarily target pro-democracy advocates. Prevent certain individuals from departing Nicaragua by air or land for political reasons. Arbitrarily seize and/or search private property including personal phones and computers for anti-government content. Arbitrarily […]

  • Haiti - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on December 1, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Updated to reflect changes to U.S. Embassy Port au Prince operational status. Do not travel to Haiti due to kidnapping, crime, and civil unrest.  U.S. citizens should depart Haiti now in light of the current security and health situation and infrastructure challenges.  U.S. citizens wishing to depart Port-au-Prince should monitor local news and only do so when considered safe. Country Summary: Kidnapping is widespread, and victims regularly include U.S. citizens. Kidnappers may use sophisticated planning or take advantage of unplanned opportunities, and even convoys have been attacked. Kidnapping cases often involve ransom negotiations and U.S. citizen victims have been physically harmed during kidnappings. Victims’ families have paid thousands of dollars to rescue their family members. Violent crime, such as armed robbery and carjacking, is common. Travelers are sometimes followed and violently attacked and robbed shortly after leaving the Port-au-Prince […]

  • Somalia - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on December 1, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Reissued with updates to security information. Do not travel to Somalia due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, health issues, kidnapping, and piracy. Country Summary:  Violent crime, such as kidnapping and murder, is common throughout Somalia, including Puntland and the Somaliland region.  Illegal roadblocks are widespread. Some schools and other facilities acting as “cultural rehabilitation” centers are operating throughout Somalia with inadequate or nonexistent licensing and oversight.  Reports of physical abuse and people being held against their will in these facilities are common. Terrorists continue to plot kidnappings, bombings, and other attacks in Somalia. They may conduct attacks with little or no warning, targeting airports and seaports, government buildings, hotels, restaurants, shopping areas, and other areas that attract large crowds and are frequented by Westerners, as well as government, military, and Western convoys.  Methods of attack can include car […]

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

    Reissued with updates to security information and an expansion of locations to avoid travel. Exercise increased caution in Benin due to crime, kidnapping, terrorism, and maritime crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel to: The northern regions of Benin, including: The cities of Kandi and Tanguieta North from Kandi and Tanguieta to the Niger / Burkina Faso border Pendjari and W National Parks, Zones Cynegetique De La Pendjari, De Latakora, and De Djona, and the adjacent hunting zones RNIE 7 between Banikora and Segbana RN10 between Nikki and Segbana Violent crime, such as armed robbery and assault, is common in Benin. There is a risk of maritime crime, including violent attacks and kidnapping at sea, in the Gulf of Guinea. Terrorists continue plotting attacks in Benin. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, and could target shop, markets, hotels, places of worship, restaurants, bars, schools, government installations, […]

  • Eritrea - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on November 23, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Reissued with updates to wrongful detention information. Exercise increased caution in Eritrea due to travel restrictions, limited consular assistance, landmines, and wrongful detentions. Country Summary: The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Eritrea, as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel outside of Asmara. U.S. citizens visiting or residing in Eritrea, including dual U.S.-Eritrean nationals, have been arrested and detained without charge or on false charges.  The Department has determined that the risk of wrongful detention of U.S. nationals by the Eritrean government exists. Eritrean law enforcement officials routinely block access by U.S. government officials to U.S. citizens in detention.  The U.S. Embassy therefore may not receive notification of your arrest or be allowed access to you if you are detained or arrested. There are landmines in many remote areas in Eritrea, particularly in Nakfa, […]

  • Thailand - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on November 23, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Reissued after periodic review with updates to civil unrest. Exercise normal precautions in Thailand. Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. Reconsider travel to: Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat, and Songkhla provinces due to civil unrest associated with ongoing insurgent activities. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Thailand. If you decide to travel to Thailand: 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 Thailand. Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any […]

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

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to the Travel Advisory level, health information and “Do Not Travel” areas. Exercise increased caution in Azerbaijan due to terrorism concerns and areas of armed conflict. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.  Do not travel to: The border region with Armenia. The Nagorno-Karabakh region and surrounding territories due to recent hostilities. Country Summary: Terrorist groups that continue to plot attacks pose a risk 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.  Until September 2020 the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding territories were under Armenian control.  Following seven weeks of armed hostilities in the fall of 2020, […]

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

    Exercise increased caution in Cuba due to crime. Country Summary: Petty crime is a threat for tourists in Cuba. Also, violent crime, including armed robbery, homicide, and sexual assault, sometimes occurs in Cuba. The U.S. Embassy in Havana is operating with reduced staffing, and U.S. government travel outside of the Havana area requires a special permit process which may affect the Embassy’s ability to provide emergency assistance to U.S. citizens in Cuba. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Cuba. If you decide to travel to Cuba: Be aware of your surroundings. Do not physically resist any robbery attempt. Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive watches or jewelry. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. U.S. citizens should always exercise caution when traveling abroad. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review […]

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

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to the Travel Advisory level and “Do Not Travel” areas. Exercise increased caution in Armenia due to areas of armed conflict. Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel To: The border region with Azerbaijan. The Nagorno-Karabakh region and surrounding territories due to recent hostilities. Following the September 13-15 military actions along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, including reports of shelling inside Armenia, U.S. Embassy employees and their families are prohibited from any non-essential travel to the following locations: Tavush region along the M4 highway north of Ijevan and all areas eastward. Gegharkunik region east of Lake Sevan. Gegharkunik region south of Lake Sevan and east of the M10 highway.  Yeraskh village in Ararat region. Vayots Dzor region, east of Yeghegnadzor Syunik region Travel to Nagorno-Karabakh continues to be prohibited. Country Summary: Until September 2020 the territory […]

  • Kyrgyzstan - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on November 14, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to the Tajik-Kyrgyz border region.  Exercise normal precautions in the Kyrgyz Republic. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Reconsider Travel to the border region with Tajikistan due to the potential for violent border clashes. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to the Kyrgyz Republic. 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 Crime and Safety Report for the Kyrgyz Republic. Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans. Keep travel documents up to date and easily accessible. Have evacuation […]

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

    Reissued with updates to health information and removal of natural disaster risk indicator. Exercise normal precautions in Tonga. Read the Country Information page. If you decide to travel to Tonga: 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 Tonga.  U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. Obey all instructions from local authorities. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Notice related to your travel. 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.

  • Trinidad and Tobago - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on November 8, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Reissued with updates to crime and security information. Reconsider travel to Trinidad and Tobago due to crime. Exercise increased caution in Trinidad and Tobago due to terrorism and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. U.S. government personnel are prohibited from travelling to the following areas in Port of Spain: Laventille, Beetham, Sea Lots, Cocorite, and the interior of Queens’ Park Savannah. After dark, U.S. government personnel are prohibited from travelling to downtown Port of Spain, Fort George overlook, and all beaches. Violence and shootings occur regularly in some areas of Port of Spain. Country Summary: Violent crime, such as murder, robbery, assault, sexual assault, home invasion, and kidnapping, is common. Gang activity, such as narcotics trafficking, is common. A significant portion of violent crime is gang-related. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, […]

  • Ecuador - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on November 4, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update:  Reissued with updates to security situation in Guayaquil. Exercise increased caution in Ecuador due to civil unrest and crime.  Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. Reconsider travel to: Guayaquil north of Portete de Tarquí Avenue due to crime. 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 […]

  • Moldova - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on October 28, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution while traveling to Moldova due to unresolved conflict between the breakaway region of Transnistria and the central government. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Reconsider Travel To: The Transnistria breakaway region due to the unresolved conflict with the central government and the armed conflict in neighboring Ukraine. Country Summary: Approximately 90,000 refugees are residing in Moldova as a result of Russia’s war in Ukraine, but there has been no military spillover into Moldova from the conflict. The Moldovan government extended a State of Emergency until December 6. The Chisinau airport is operating normally although there are no flights available to or from Belarus, Russia or Ukraine. Read the Moldova country information page for additional information on travel. If you decide to travel to Moldova: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific […]

  • Samoa - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on October 24, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Reissued with updates to health information.                           Exercise normal precautions in Samoa. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Samoa. If you decide to travel to Samoa: 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 Samoa.    Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.   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.   

  • Taiwan - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on October 24, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Reissued with updates to health information Exercise normal precautions in Taiwan. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Taiwan.  If you decide to travel to Taiwan: 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 Taiwan.    Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.     Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the American Institute in Taiwan’s COVID-19 page for Taiwan-specific COVID-19 information. 

  • Ukraine - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on October 20, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Reissued from October 4, 2022 with updates to security information. Do not travel to Ukraine due to Russia’s full-scale invasion.  The Department of State continues to advise that U.S. citizens not travel to Ukraine due to active armed conflict.  Those U.S citizens in Ukraine should depart if it is safe to do so using commercial or other privately available ground transportation options.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. All U.S. citizens should carefully monitor U.S. government notices and local and international media outlets for information about changing security conditions and alerts to shelter in place.  Those choosing to remain in Ukraine should exercise caution due to the potential for military attacks, crime, and civil unrest. The security situation throughout Ukraine remains volatile.  U.S. citizens in Ukraine should stay vigilant and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness.  Know the location of your closest shelter or protected space.  In the […]

  • Afghanistan - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on October 20, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Reissued with updates to relocation, citizen services, and safety and security information. Do not travel to Afghanistan due to armed conflict, civil unrest, crime, terrorism, and kidnapping.   Travel to all areas of Afghanistan is unsafe and the risk of kidnapping or violence against U.S. citizens in Afghanistan is high. Given the serious risks, U.S. citizens should not travel to Afghanistan to accompany eligible family members for relocation. The U.S. Embassy in Kabul suspended operations on August 31, 2021. Since that time, U.S. citizens have been unjustly detained. The U.S. government is not able to provide emergency citizen services in Afghanistan and our ability to assist detained U.S. citizens is extremely limited. U.S. citizens in Afghanistan in need of routine consular services can contact any U.S. embassy or consulate outside of Afghanistan for assistance, although our ability to assist is extremely limited. To locate the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate outside of […]

  • See Individual Summaries - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on October 13, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Summary: Terrorist groups, lone-wolf terrorists and other violent extremists continue plotting possible attacks in Israel and the West Bank and Gaza. Terrorists and violent extremists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities. Violence can occur in Israel and the West Bank and Gaza without warning. There has been a marked increase in demonstrations throughout Israel, some with little or no warning.    Some areas have increased risk. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Israel and the West Bank, and Gaza.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. Do Not Travel To:  Gaza due to terrorism, civil unrest, and armed conflict Exercise Increased Caution When Traveling To:  Israel due to terrorism and civil unrest West Bank due to terrorism and civil unrest If you decide to travel to Israel, the West […]

  • Cameroon - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on October 12, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise increased caution in Cameroon due to crime.  Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel to: North, Far North, Northwest and Southwest Regions, and Parts of East and Adamawa Regions due to crime and kidnapping. Far North Region due to terrorism. Northwest and Southwest Regions due to armed violence, crime, and kidnapping. Country Summary:  Violent crime, such as armed robbery and carjacking, is common throughout Cameroon.  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 in North, Far North, Northwest, Southwest, and Parts of Adamawa and East Regions of Cameroon due to current official travel restrictions. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Cameroon. If you decide to travel to Cameroon: Read Department of State’s […]

  • Japan - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on October 11, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Updated overall advisory level after periodic review. Exercise normal precautions in Japan. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Japan. If you decide to travel to Japan: 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. Follow Embassy Tokyo’s American Citizen Services section on Facebook and Twitter. Review the Country Security Report for Japan. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. 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.

  • Vanuatu - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on October 11, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise normal precautions in Vanuatu. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Vanuatu. If you decide to travel to Vanuatu: 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 Vanuatu.    Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.  Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.     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. 

  • Zimbabwe - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on October 7, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Reissued after periodic review with updates to crime information.  Exercise increased caution in Zimbabwe due to crime.        Country Summary:  Opportunistic crime, such as pickpocketing, theft, and smashing of car window with intent to steal, is common.  Violent crime, such as assault, carjacking, and home invasion, also occurs.  Criminals often target foreigners and residents suspected of having large sums of cash. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Zimbabwe. 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 originals in your hotel safe. Stay away from political rallies, demonstrations, and crowds. Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans. Keep […]

  • Jamaica - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on October 5, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Reconsider travel to Jamaica due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.  Do Not Travel to: The below-listed areas of Clarendon Parish due to crime. The below-listed areas of Hanover Parish due to crime. The below-listed areas of Kingston and St. Andrew Parish due to crime. The below-listed areas of Montego Bay due to crime. The below-listed areas of St. Ann Parish due to crime. The below-listed areas of St. Catherine Parish due to crime. The below-listed areas of St. James Parish due to crime. The below-listed area of Westmoreland Parish due to crime. Country Summary: Violent crimes, such as home invasions, armed robberies, sexual assaults, and homicides, are common. Sexual assaults occur frequently, including at all-inclusive resorts. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents. Emergency services vary throughout the island, and response […]

  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on October 5, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise normal precautions in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.   Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. If you decide to travel to St. Vincent and the Grenadines: 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 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

  • Algeria - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on October 5, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise increased caution in Algeria due to terrorism and kidnapping. Do not travel to: Areas near the eastern and southern borders due to terrorism and kidnapping. Areas in the Sahara Desert due to terrorism and kidnapping. Country Summary: Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Algeria. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning and have recently targeted the Algerian security forces. Most attacks take place in rural areas, but attacks are possible in urban areas despite a heavy and active police presence. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens outside Algiers province due to Algerian government restrictions on travel by U.S. government employees. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Algeria. If you decide to travel to Algeria: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international […]

  • Sudan - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on October 5, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information Do not travel to Sudan due to civil unrest. Reconsider travel due to crime, terrorism, kidnapping, and armed conflict. Sudan is experiencing sporadic civil unrest and protests across the country. Communication disruptions, including internet and cell phone service, can occur during protests. Country Summary: Crime, such as kidnapping, armed robbery, home invasion, and carjacking can occur. This type of crime is more frequent outside of Khartoum. Members of known terrorist groups and individuals sympathetic to these groups in Sudan could attack with little or no warning, targeting foreign and local government facilities, and areas frequented by Westerners. Demonstrations can occur with no warning. The majority of recent demonstrations in Khartoum have been planned and peaceful. However, police and other security forces may intervene to disperse demonstrators, including with the use of tear gas when protests occur near key […]

  • Syria - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on October 5, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Do not travel to Syria due to terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, armed conflict, and risk of unjust detention. Country Summary: The U.S. Embassy in Damascus suspended its operations in February 2012. The Czech Republic serves as the protecting power for the United States in Syria. The U.S. government is unable to provide any emergency services to U.S. citizens in Syria. Syria has experienced active armed conflict since 2011. No part of Syria is safe from violence. Kidnappings by armed groups, unjust arrests and/or detentions, the use of chemical warfare, shelling, and aerial bombardment of civilian centers pose significant risk of death or serious injury. The destruction of infrastructure, housing, medical facilities, schools, and power and water utilities has also increased hardships inside the country. The U.S. government particularly warns private U.S. citizens against traveling to Syria to engage in armed conflict. […]

  • The Bahamas - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on October 5, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.   Exercise increased caution in The Bahamas due to crime.  Country Summary: The majority of crime occurs on New Providence (Nassau) and Grand Bahama (Freeport) islands. In Nassau, practice increased vigilance in the “Over the Hill” area (south of Shirley Street) where gang-on-gang violence has resulted in a high homicide rate primarily affecting the local population. Violent crime, such as burglaries, armed robberies, and sexual assaults, occur in both tourist and non-tourist areas. Be vigilant when staying at short-term vacation rental properties where private security companies do not have a presence.    Activities involving commercial recreational watercraft, including water tours, are not consistently regulated. Watercraft may be poorly maintained and some operators may not have safety certifications.  Due to these concerns, U.S. government personnel are not permitted to use independently […]

  • Oman - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on October 5, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise increased caution due to terrorism and armed conflict. Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: The Yemen border area due to terrorism and armed conflict. Country Summary: Due to risks to civil aviation operating within the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman region, including Oman, 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 Oman. If you decide to travel to Oman: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel and read the See the U.S. Embassy's web page for country-specific COVID-19 information.  Enroll in […]

  • Paraguay - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on October 5, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise normal precautions in Paraguay. Some areas have increased crime risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Exercise increased caution in: Amambay, Alto Paraná, Canindeyu, San Pedro, and Concepcion departments due to crime. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Paraguay.      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Paraguay 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 Paraguay: 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 […]

  • Saudi Arabia - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on October 5, 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 […]

  • Guinea-Bissau - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on October 5, 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. If you decide to travel to Guinea-Bissau: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel, and read […]

  • Qatar - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on October 5, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise normal precautions in Qatar. Due to risks to civil aviation operating within the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman region, including Qatar, 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 Qatar. If you decide to travel to Qatar: 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. Follow the U.S. Embassy in Qatar […]

  • Jordan - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on October 5, 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. If you […]

  • Burma (Myanmar) - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on October 5, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. 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 as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel outside of Rangoon.  Minor […]

  • Kiribati - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on October 5, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Reconsider travel to Kiribati due to COVID-19-related restrictions. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Kiribati. Commercial transportation to/from Kiribati is not available or only sporadically available.  It may be difficult to enter or leave Kiribati and travelers should expect delays entering Kiribati and/or returning to the United States. There are restrictions in place affecting U.S. citizen entry into Kiribati. If you decide to travel to Kiribati: 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.  Monitor local media. Bring a sufficient supply of over-the-counter and prescription medicines. 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 […]

  • Tajikistan - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on October 5, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update:  Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise increased caution in Tajikistan due to terrorism. Country Summary: Terrorist organizations are known to have a presence in the region and have targeted foreigners and local authorities in recent years, including attacks on Western bicyclists in 2018 and a government border post in 2019. Border Areas with Afghanistan The current political situation in Afghanistan creates a challenging and unpredictable environment in the border areas due to evolving security conditions. The U.S. Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens reconsider travel near and along Tajikistan’s border with Afghanistan. U.S. citizens should remain alert and avoid activities that develop predictable patterns of movement. If documenting travel on social media, please ensure your privacy settings are appropriately set. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Tajikistan. If you decide to travel to Tajikistan: Have a […]

  • Zambia - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on October 5, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise normal precautions in Zambia.  Read the country information page for additional information about travel to Zambia. If you decide to travel to Zambia: 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. Follow the U.S. Embassy in Zambia on Facebook and Twitter. Review the Country Security Report for Zambia. Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations.  Review the Traveler’s Checklist. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

  • Suriname - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on October 5, 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. 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. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

  • Rwanda - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on October 5, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise normal precautions in Rwanda.  Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. Exercise Increased Caution in: The Rwanda-Burundi border due to armed conflict. The Rwanda-Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) border due to armed conflict. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Rwanda. If you decide to travel to Rwanda: 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 Rwanda. Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations.  Review the Traveler’s Checklist. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information […]