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.

  • Burkina Faso - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on October 11, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Reconsider travel to Burkina Faso due to terrorism.  Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: The northern Sahel border region shared with Mali and Niger due to crime and terrorism. The provinces of Kmoandjari, Tapoa, Kompienga, and Gourma in East Region due to crime and terrorism. Terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Burkina Faso. Terrorists may conduct attacks anywhere with no warning. Targets may include hotels, restaurants, police stations, customs offices, military posts, and schools. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in remote and rural areas of the country. Due to the risk of attacks throughout the Sahel and East regions, the U.S. Embassy restricts official government travel to Dori and Djibo, the road that connects these cities, and all areas north of that road, as well as to the provinces of Kmoandjari, Tapoa, Kompienga, and Gourma. Read the Safety and Security […]

  • Niger - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on October 10, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Reconsider travel to Niger due to crime and terrorism. Violent crime, such as armed robbery, is common. Terrorist groups continue plotting kidnappings and possible attacks in Niger. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting foreign and local government facilities and areas frequented by Westerners. Terrorists operate in the areas bordering Mali, Libya, Burkina Faso, and throughout northern Niger. Avoid travel to Niger’s border regions, particularly the Malian border area, Diffa region, and the Lake Chad region. Mali-based extremist groups have crossed the border and conducted multiple lethal attacks on Nigerien security forces. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in remote and rural areas as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel outside of the capital, Niamey, due to security concerns. Outside of Niamey, all U.S. Embassy personnel are required to travel only during daylight hours […]

  • Iran - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on October 10, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Do not travel to Iran due to the risk of arbitrary arrest and detention of U.S. citizens. There is a very high risk of arrest and detention of U.S. citizens in Iran, particularly U.S.-Iranian dual nationals.   Iranian authorities continue to unjustly detain and imprison U.S. citizens, including students, journalists, business travelers, and academics, on charges including espionage and posing a threat to national security. U.S.-Iranian dual nationals are particularly susceptible to arrest for these charges. Consular access to detained U.S. citizens is often denied. The U.S. government does not have diplomatic or consular relations with Iran. The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Iran. Switzerland serves as the protecting power for U.S. citizens in Iran, providing limited emergency services. The Iranian government routinely delays or denies Swiss officials access to detained U.S. citizens.  Due to risks to civil aviation […]

  • Central African Republic - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on October 3, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Do not travel to Central African Republic (CAR) due to crime and civil unrest. Violent crime, such as armed robbery, aggravated battery, and homicide, is common. Large areas of the country are controlled by armed groups who regularly kidnap, injure, and/or kill civilians. In the event of unrest, airport, land border, and road closures may occur with little or no notice. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in the Central African Republic as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel outside the Embassy compound. Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Central African Republic (CAR): Enroll your trip in the State Department's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). Draft a will and designate appropriate insurance beneficiaries and/or power of attorney. Discuss a plan with loved ones regarding […]

  • Ukraine - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on October 3, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in Ukraine due to crime and civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Crimea due to arbitrary detentions and other abuses by Russian occupation authorities. The eastern parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, especially the non-government-controlled areas, due to armed conflict. Crime targeting foreigners and property is common. Demonstrations, which have turned violent at times, regularly occur throughout Ukraine, including in Kyiv. Politically targeted assassinations and bombings have also occurred. There are reports of violence by extreme nationalist groups. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prohibits U.S. civil aviation from flying in the Ukrainian Simferopol (UKFV) and Dnipropetrovsk (UKDV) Flight Information Regions. For more information, U.S. citizens should consult the Federal Aviation Administration’s Prohibitions, Restrictions and Notices. Read the Safety and Security section on […]

  • Netherlands - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on September 28, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in the Netherlands due to terrorism. Terrorists continue plotting possible attacks in the Netherlands. 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 Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to the Netherlands: Be aware of your surroundings when traveling to tourist locations and large crowded public venues. Follow the instructions of local authorities including movement restrictions related to any ongoing police action. Monitor local media for breaking events and adjust your plans based on new 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 […]

  • Iraq - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on September 28, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Do not travel to Iraq due to terrorism and armed conflict.  U.S. citizens in Iraq are at high risk for violence and kidnapping. Numerous terrorist and insurgent groups are active in Iraq and regularly attack both Iraqi security forces and civilians. Anti-U.S. sectarian militias may also threaten U.S. citizens and Western companies throughout Iraq. Attacks by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) occur frequently in many areas of the country, including Baghdad. The U.S. government’s ability to provide routine and emergency services to U.S. citizens in Iraq is extremely limited.  On September 28, 2018, the Department of State ordered the departure of U.S. government personnel from the U.S. Consulate General in Basrah.  The American Citizens Services (ACS) Section at the U.S. Embassy Baghdad will continue to provide consular services to U.S. citizens in Basrah. U.S. citizens should not travel through Iraq to Syria to engage in armed conflict, where they would face […]

  • Finland - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on September 27, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise normal precautions in Finland. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Finland: Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive travel 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 Finland. U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. […]

  • Honduras - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on September 20, 2018 at 12:00 am

    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. 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 Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Honduras: Be aware of your surroundings. Avoid walking or driving at night. Do not physically resist any robbery attempt. Be extra vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs. Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive watches or jewelry. Exercise caution using cell phones in public, including inside of cars while stopped in traffic. Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.  Enroll in the Smart […]

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on September 19, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Reconsider travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) due to crime and civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Eastern DRC and the three Kasai provinces due to armed conflict. Violent crime, such as armed robbery, armed home invasion, sexual assault, and physical assault, is common. Assailants may pose as police or security agents.  Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious crime. Many cities throughout the country experience demonstrations, some of which have been violent. The government has responded with heavy-handed tactics that have resulted in civilian casualties and arrests. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens outside of Kinshasa due to extremely limited infrastructure and poor security conditions, notably in eastern DRC and Kasais. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to the […]

  • Norway - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on September 13, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise normal precautions in Norway.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Norway: 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 Norway. U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. […]

  • South Africa - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on September 12, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in South Africa due to crime, civil unrest, and drought. Violent crime, such as armed robbery, rape, carjacking, mugging, and "smash-and-grab" attacks on vehicles, is common. There is a higher risk of violent crime in the central business districts of major cities after dark. Demonstrations, protests, and strikes occur frequently. These can develop quickly without prior notification, often interrupting traffic, transportation, and other services; such events have the potential to turn violent. South Africa’s Western, Eastern, and Northern Cape Provinces are experiencing a severe drought. Water restrictions in Cape Town, which limit household water use to 50 liters per person per day, remain in effect. Water supplies in some other areas may also be affected. Please see our Alerts for up-to-date information. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to South Africa: Avoid walking alone, especially after […]

  • Nicaragua - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on September 12, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Reconsider travel to Nicaragua due to crime, civil unrest, limited healthcare availability, and arbitrary enforcement of laws. On September 12, 2018, the U.S. Department of State lifted the ordered departure of non-emergency U.S. government personnel and family members. The U.S. Embassy remains open to provide emergency services for U.S. citizens and will gradually return to normal operations. Throughout Nicaragua, armed and violent uniformed police or civilians in plain clothes acting as police (“para-police”) are targeting anyone considered to be in opposition to the rule of President Ortega.  The government and its affiliated armed groups have been reported to: Arbitrarily detain protestors, with credible claims of torture and disappearances. Systematically target opposition figures, including clergy members. Prevent certain individuals from departing Nicaragua by air or land. Seize privately owned land. Arbitrarily search personal phones and computers […]

  • Syria - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on September 10, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Do not travel to Syria due to terrorism, civil unrest, and armed conflict. No part of Syria is safe from violence. Kidnappings, the use of chemical warfare, shelling, and aerial bombardment 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. Embassy in Damascus suspended its operations in February 2012. The U.S. government does not have diplomatic or consular relations with Syria. The Czech Republic serves as the protecting power for the United States in Syria. The range of consular services that the Czech Republic provides to U.S. citizens is extremely limited, and the U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Syria.  U.S. citizens in Syria who seek consular services should try to quickly and safely leave the country and contact a U.S. embassy or consulate in a neighboring country, if […]

  • Costa Rica - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on September 4, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise normal precautions in Costa Rica. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.            Exercise increased caution in: Central neighborhood in Limon due to crime. Liberia city due to crime. Desamparados neighborhood in San Rafael due to crime. Pavas and Hospital neighborhoods San Jose due to crime. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Costa Rica: 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 Costa Rica. U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. Central neighborhood in Limon Violent crime, such as armed robbery and assault, is common. Local police lack the resources to respond […]

  • Lebanon - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on September 4, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Reconsider travel Lebanon due to crime, terrorism, and armed conflict. Please 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 conflict U.S. citizens should reconsider or avoid travel to certain areas in Lebanon because of the threats of terrorism, armed clashes, kidnapping, and outbreaks of violence, especially near Lebanon’s borders with Syria and Israel. U.S. citizens living and working in Lebanon should be aware of the risks of remaining in the country and should carefully consider those risks. 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 of State considers the threat to U.S. government personnel in Beirut sufficiently serious to require them to live and work under strict security […]

  • North Korea - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on August 31, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Do not travel to North Korea due to the serious risk of arrest and long-term detention of U.S. nationals. Individuals cannot use a U.S. passport to travel to, in, or through North Korea without a special validation from the Department of State. Special validations are granted only in very limited circumstances. More information on how to apply for the special validation is available here.  The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in North Korea as it does not have diplomatic or consular relations with North Korea. Sweden serves as the protecting power for the United States in North Korea, providing limited emergency services. The North Korean government routinely delays or denies Swedish officials access to detained U.S. citizens.  Due to risks to civil aviation operating within or in the vicinity of North Korea, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) and/or a Special Federal Aviation Regulation […]

  • Burundi - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on August 29, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Reconsider travel to Burundi due to crime and armed conflict.  Violent crimes, such as grenade attacks and armed robbery, are common.  Although Westerners are less likely to be specific targets, the risk related of “wrong time, wrong place” remains. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious crime. There are ongoing political tensions in Burundi, and there has been sporadic violence throughout the country, including frequent gunfire and grenade attacks. Police and military checkpoints are common and can restrict freedom of movement.  Police have searched the homes of private citizens as part of larger weapons searches. The provinces of Cibitoke and Bubanza are vulnerable to occasional cross-border raids by armed groups from the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where violent clashes continue. The border may close without notice. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Burundi, […]

  • Andorra - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on August 28, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise normal precautions in Andorra.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Andorra: 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. U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. […]

  • Chile - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on August 27, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise normal precautions in Chile. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Chile: 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 Chile. U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. […]

  • Cuba - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on August 23, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in Cuba due to attacks targeting U.S. Embassy Havana employees resulting in the drawdown of embassy staff. Numerous U.S. Embassy Havana employees appear to have been targeted in specific attacks.  We are unable to identify the source.  Many of these employees have suffered injuries.  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.  Attacks have 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.  Family members cannot accompany U.S. government employees who work in Cuba. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Cuba: Avoid Hotel Nacional and Hotel Capri. If you experience any […]

  • Mexico - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on August 22, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in Mexico due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, is widespread. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Mexico as U.S. government employees are prohibited from travel to these areas. U.S. government employees are prohibited from intercity travel after dark in many areas of Mexico. U.S. government employees are also not permitted to drive from the U.S.-Mexico border to or from the interior parts of Mexico with the exception of daytime travel on Highway 15 between Nogales and Hermosillo. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. Do not travel to: Colima state due to crime. Guerrero state due to crime. Michoacán state due to crime. Sinaloa state due to crime. Tamaulipas state due to crime. For all other states in Mexico, please see detailed […]

  • Hungary - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on August 17, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise normal precautions in Hungary.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.  If you decide to travel to Hungary: 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 Hungary. U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. […]

  • Estonia - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on August 17, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise normal precautions in Estonia.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Estonia: 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 Estonia. U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. […]

  • Mali - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on August 13, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Do not travel to Mali due to crime and terrorism. Violent crime, such as kidnapping and armed robbery, is common in the regions of northern and central 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, Western diplomatic missions, and other locations frequented by foreigners.  The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in the northern and central regions of Mali as U.S. government employees travel to these regions is restricted due to security concerns.  Due to risks to civil aviation operating within or in the vicinity of Mali, the Federal Aviation Administration […]

  • Bolivia - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on August 9, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise normal precautions in Bolivia. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Bolivia: 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 Bolivia. U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. […]

  • Libya - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on August 8, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Do not travel to Libya due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and armed conflict. Crime levels in Libya remain high, including the threat of kidnapping for ransom. Westerners and U.S. citizens have been targets of these crimes. Terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Libya. Violent extremist activity in Libya remains high, and extremist groups have made threats against U.S. government officials, citizens, and interests. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, hotels, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities. Outbreaks of violence between competing armed groups can occur with little warning and have the potential to impact U.S. citizens. The capital, Tripoli, and other cities, such as Surman, Al-Jufra, Misrata, Ajdabiya, Benghazi, Sabha, and Dernah, have witnessed fighting among armed groups, as well as terrorist attacks. Hotels and airports frequented by Westerners have been caught in the crossfire. Even […]

  • Tajikistan - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on August 3, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in Tajikistan due to terrorism.    On July 29, 2018, two U.S. citizens were killed in a terrorist attack in Danghara province. Terrorists have targeted bicyclists and may target other places, such as residential areas, clubs and restaurants, places of worship, hotels, schools, outdoor recreation events, and other venues, although Government of Tajikistan facilities remain the most likely target. Facilities catering to westerners in Tajikistan present a heightened risk. Avoid large crowds and public transportation to the extent possible. Tourists should avoid activities that develop predictable patterns of movement.  If documenting your travel on social media, please ensure your privacy settings are appropriately set. Read the Safety and Security section on the Country Information page.  If you decide to travel to Tajikistan: Monitor local media for breaking events and adjust your plans based on new information. Avoid demonstrations […]

  • Romania - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on August 3, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise normal precautions in Romania.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Romania: 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 Romania. U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. […]

  • Guinea-Bissau - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on August 2, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Reconsider travel to Guinea-Bissau due to crime and civil unrest. Violent crime is common 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, capacity, and training to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents. The country has been beset by chronic political and institutional dysfunction for decades, and there is the potential for violence. 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 Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Guinea-Bissau: Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas. Avoid demonstrations. Be aware of your surroundings. Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive watches or jewelry. Only travel during daylight. […]

  • Pakistan - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on August 1, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Reconsider travel to Pakistan due to terrorism.  Some areas have increased risk.  Please read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Balochistan province and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province, including the former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), due to terrorism.  The Azad Kashmir area due to terrorism and the potential for armed conflict. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Pakistan. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting transportation hubs, markets, shopping malls, military installations, airports, universities, tourist locations, schools, hospitals, places of worship, and government facilities. Terrorists have targeted U.S. diplomats and diplomatic facilities in the past, and information suggests they continue to do so. Terrorist attacks continue to happen across Pakistan, with most occurring in Balochistan and KPK, including the former FATA.  Large-scale terrorist attacks have […]

  • Madagascar - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on July 31, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased precautions in Madagascar due to civil unrest and crime. Madagascar is preparing for presidential elections in 2018. There is an increased risk for civil unrest related to the elections during demonstrations and political rallies. Violent crime, such as armed robbery and assaults, is common in: Antananarivo, Nosy Be, Toamasina (Tamatave), and Mahajunga Ankarana and Montagne d’Ambre National Parks adjacent to Diego Isalo General area surrounding Tolagnaro (Ft. Dauphin), south of National Route (RN) 7 and RN 27 (excluding the tourist area on the coastal roads between Ambovombe and Farafangana) Batterie Beach, north of Toliara (Tuléar) Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Madagascar: Avoid demonstrations. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists. Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive jewelry or watches. Enroll in the Smart Traveler […]

  • Chad - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on July 31, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Reconsider travel to Chad due to crime, terrorism, and minefields.           Violent crimes, such as armed robbery, carjacking, and muggings, have been reported. Some victims who put up resistance have been killed by their attackers. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting foreigners, local security forces, and civilians. They can easily cross borders, including in the Lake Chad region; borders may close without notice.  There are unmapped and undocumented minefields along the borders with both Libya and Sudan.  The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Chad as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel to certain areas of N’Djamena as well as outside of the capital, including the Lake Chad Basin. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page If you decide to travel to Chad: Visit our website for Travel […]

  • Latvia - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on July 30, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise normal precautions in Latvia.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Latvia: 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 Latvia. U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist […]

  • Comoros - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on July 27, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in The Union of the Comoros due to civil unrest.                         Comoros will hold a constitutional referendum on July 30, 2018.  Demonstrations opposing the referendum are occuring frequently. On July 21, assailants fired semiautomatic rifles at the vehicle of Vice President Moustoidrane in Anjouan. Tensions are expected to increase at least until the day of the referendum, and may continue even after results are known. U.S. embassy personnel are currently prohibited from traveling outside of Moroni  unless essential and must refrain from official outings during nighttime hours unless likewise deemed essential.    Read the Safety and Security section on the Country Information page. If you decide to travel to Comoros: Stay away from political rallies, demonstrations, and crowds. Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans. Be aware […]

  • Guatemala - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on July 27, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in Guatemala due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Reconsider travel to: Guatemala department due to crime. Escuintla department due to crime. Chiquimula department due to crime. Quetzaltenango department due to crime. Izabal department due to crime. Petén department due to crime. Violent crime, such as armed robbery and murder, is common. Gang activity, such as extortion, violent street crime, and narcotics trafficking, is widespread. Local police may lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Guatemala: Consider hotels that offer secure parking, doormen, and a dedicated and professional security staff. Request security escorts, available for tourist groups, from the Guatemalan Tourism Institute (INGUAT). Be aware of your surroundings. Avoid walking or driving at night. Do not […]

  • Haiti - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on July 27, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Reconsider travel to Haiti due to crime and civil unrest. Violent crime, such as armed robbery, is common. Protests, tire burning, and road blockages are frequent and often spontaneous. Local police may lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents, and emergency response, including ambulance service, is limited or non-existent. Travelers are sometimes targeted, followed, and violently attacked and robbed shortly after leaving the Port-au-Prince international airport. The U.S. Embassy requires its personnel to use official transportation to and from the airport, and it takes steps to detect surveillance and deter criminal attacks during these transports. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in some areas of Haiti. The Embassy discourages its personnel from walking in most neighborhoods. The Embassy prohibits its personnel from: Visiting establishments after dark without secure, on-site parking, Using any kind […]

  • Papua New Guinea - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on July 25, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in Papua New Guinea due to crime, civil unrest, and a polio outbreak. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel To: The Southern Highlands Province and Hela Province due to civil unrest. Reconsider travel to: Areas near the Panguna mine in Bougainville due to civil unrest. The Highlands region due to the aftermath of a recent earthquake Violent crime, such as gang-rape, carjacking, home invasions, kidnappings, and armed robberies, is common. Tensions between communal or clan groups may result in violence. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens outside of major population centers and in the southern part of Bougainville, Porgera Mine area, Lae, Mt. Hagen, Southern Highlands, and Hela Province as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization before traveling to those areas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a Level 2 Travel Warning for […]

  • Burma (Myanmar) - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on July 24, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise normal precautions in Burma. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.  Do not travel to: Maungdaw, Rathedaung, Ponnagyun, and Buthidaung townships in Rakhine State due to civil unrest. Paletwa township in Chin State due to civil unrest. Hpakan, Mansi, Momauk, Sumprabum, Tanai, and Waingmaw townships in Kachin State due to civil unrest. Shadaw township in Kayah State due to civil unrest. Hlaingbwe, Hpapun, and Thandaung townships in Kayin State due to civil unrest. Konkyan, Kutkai, Laukkaing, Matman, Mongmao, Muse, Namphan, Pangsang, and Pangwaun townships in Shan State due to civil unrest.  Reconsider travel to: Bhamo and Mogaung townships in Kachin State due to civil unrest. Minbya and Mrauk-U townships in Rakhine State due to civil unrest. Hopang, Hsipaw, Kyaukme, Manton, Mongkaung, Namhsan, Namtu, and Nanhkan townships in Shan State due to civil unrest.  Exercise increased caution in: Northern Shan State due to land mines and civil […]

  • Iceland - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on July 13, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise normal precautions in Iceland.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.  If you decide to travel to Iceland: 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 Iceland. U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. […]

  • El Salvador - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on July 13, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Reconsider travel to El Salvador due to crime. Violent crime, such as murder, assault, rape, and armed robbery, is common. Gang activity, such as extortion, violent street crime, and narcotics and arms trafficking, is widespread. Local police may lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to El Salvador: Be aware of your surroundings. Avoid walking or driving at night. Do not physically resist any robbery attempt. Be extra vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs. Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive watches or jewelry. Engage local guides certified by the national or local tourist authority when hiking in back country areas. Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.  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 […]

  • Peru - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on July 11, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise normal precautions in Peru. 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 area in central Peru known as the Valley of the Rivers Apurimac, Ene, and Mantaro (VRAEM) due to crime and terrorism. Reconsider travel to: Areas outside cities at night by car due to crime. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Peru: 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 Peru. U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. Colombian Border Except on the Amazon River itself, U.S. government personnel are restricted from traveling within 20 kilometers of the border with […]

  • Laos - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on July 11, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise normal precautions in Laos. 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 Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Laos: Do not touch unknown metal objects and avoid traveling off well-used roads, tracks, and paths due to risk of unexploded ordnance. 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 […]

  • Greece - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on July 10, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise normal precautions in Greece.   Read the Safety and Security section on the Country Information page.  If you decide to travel to Greece: 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 Crime and Safety Report for Greece. U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations.  Review the Traveler’s Checklist. […]

  • Moldova - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on July 10, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise normal precautions in Moldova. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Exercise increased caution in: Transnistria due to the unresolved conflict between this breakaway region and the central government. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Moldova: 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 Moldova. U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler ’s Checklist . Transnistria – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution Transnistria is a breakaway region that is not under the control of the central government in Chisinau. Visitors may encounter difficulties at checkpoints along roads leading into and out of Transnistria. Taking photographs of […]

  • Afghanistan - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on July 9, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Do not travel to Afghanistan due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and armed conflict.  Travel to all areas of Afghanistan is unsafe because of high levels of kidnappings, hostage taking, suicide bombings, widespread military combat operations, landmines, and terrorist and insurgent attacks, including attacks using vehicle-borne or other improvised explosive devices (IEDs), suicide vests, and grenades. Attacks have targeted official Afghan and U.S. government convoys and facilities, foreign embassies, military installations, commercial entities, non-governmental organization (NGO) offices, hospitals, residential compounds, places of worship, restaurants, hotels, airports, and schools. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Afghanistan. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, public gatherings, markets/shopping malls, and local government buildings. The U.S. Embassy's ability to provide […]

  • Somalia - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on July 9, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Do not travel to Somalia due to crime, terrorism, and piracy. Violent crime, such as kidnapping and murder, is common throughout Somalia, including in Puntland and Somaliland. Illegal roadblocks are also widespread. 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 where large crowds gather and Westerners frequent, as well as government, military, and Western convoys.    Pirates are active in the waters off the Horn of Africa, especially in the international waters near Somalia.   The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Somalia due to the lack of permanent consular presence in Somalia. Due to risks to civil aviation operating within or in the vicinity of Somalia, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Special Federal […]

  • Yemen - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on July 5, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Do not travel to Yemen due to terrorism, civil unrest, health, and armed conflict.  Terrorist groups continue to plot and conduct attacks in Yemen. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting public sites, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities. The U.S. Embassy in Sana’a suspended its operations in February 2015. The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Yemen. No part of Yemen is immune to violence. A nationwide cessation of hostilities deteriorated in August 2016, and high levels of violence, to include armed conflict, artillery shelling, and air strikes, now persist in areas throughout the country. There are also reports of land mines in areas vacated by withdrawing forces. Military conflict has caused significant destruction of infrastructure, housing, medical facilities, schools, and power and water utilities. This limits the availability of electricity, clean water, and […]

  • Nepal - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on July 5, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in Nepal due to the potential for isolated political violence.  There is the potential for isolated political violence in 2018 as Nepal transitions to a new government following the completion of elections in 2017. Political demonstrations intended to be peaceful can sometimes escalate into violence, and may be met with force by Nepali authorities.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.  If you decide to travel to Nepal: 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 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 Nepal. U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review […]

  • Bangladesh - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on July 3, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in Bangladesh due to crime and terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Reconsider travel to: Dhaka due to crime and terrorism. Southeast Bangladesh, including the Chittagong Hill Tracts, due to crime and terrorism. Violent crime, such as armed robbery, assault, and rape, is widespread. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Bangladesh. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, restaurants, places of worship, and local government facilities. There is a possibility of terrorist attacks in urban areas despite the heavy police presence.  Only adult family members, 18 years of age and older, are permitted to accompany U.S. government employees assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh. U.S. government personnel in Bangladesh live, work, and travel under strict security guidelines and are […]

  • Zimbabwe - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on July 2, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in Zimbabwe due to crime and civil unrest.             Violent crime, such as assault, carjacking, and home invasion, is common. Smashing the windows of cars with the intent to steal, which can harm the driver or passengers, is also common. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents. Zimbabwe will hold general elections across the country on July 30, 2018. Due to heightened political tensions around the elections, acts of violence may occur at political rallies. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Zimbabwe: 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 travel documents up to date and easily accessible. […]

  • Worldwide Caution - Caution
    on July 2, 2018 at 12:00 am

    This latest update to the Department of State’s Worldwide Caution provides U.S. citizens with general information regarding terrorist activities, political violence, and criminal activity that transpire 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 11, 2018. As terrorist attacks, political violence (including demonstrations), criminal activities, and other security incidents often take place without any warning, U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and practice good situational awareness when traveling abroad. When planning a trip and prior to departing the United States, American citizens should consult country-specific Travel Advisories and information pages on travel.state.gov. Travelers are also urged to enroll in […]

  • Sudan - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on July 2, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Reconsider travel to Sudan due to terrorism and civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk. Please read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: The Darfur region, Blue Nile state, and South Kordofan state due to crime and armed conflict. Terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Sudan, especially in Khartoum. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting foreign and local government facilities, and areas frequented by Westerners. Terrorists groups in Sudan have stated their intent to harm Westerners and Western interests through suicide operations, bombings, shootings, and kidnappings. A state of emergency is in effect in Kassala and North Kordofan states, which gives security forces greater arrest powers. Arbitrary detentions, including of foreigners, have been reported across the country. Curfews may be imposed with little or no warning. The Sudanese government does not recognize dual citizenship and is likely to consider U.S.-Sudanese dual citizens Sudanese […]

  • Turkey - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on June 28, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Reconsider travel to Turkey due to terrorism and arbitrary detentions. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Areas along the Turkey-Syria border and the southeastern provinces of Hatay, Kilis, Gaziantep, Sanliurfa, Sirnak, Diyarbakir, Van, Siirt, Mus, Mardin, Batman, Bingol, Tunceli, Hakkari, and Bitlis due to terrorism. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Turkey. Terrorist organizations explicitly target Western tourists and expatriates for kidnapping and assassination. 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. Under the State of Emergency, security forces have detained tens of thousands of individuals, including U.S. citizens, suspected of affiliation with alleged […]

  • Colombia - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on June 28, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in Colombia due to crime and terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Arauca, Cauca (except Popayan), Chocó (except Nuquí), Nariño, and Norte de Santander (except Cucuta) departments due to crime and terrorism. Reconsider travel to: Several departments throughout the country due to crime and terrorism. Violent crime, such as homicide, assault, and armed robbery, is common. Organized criminal activities, such as extortion, robbery, and kidnapping for ransom, are widespread.  While the Colombian government signed a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) terrorist group, some dissident groups refuse to demobilize. The National Liberation Army (ELN) terrorist organization continues plotting possible attacks in Colombia. They may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping […]

  • South Sudan - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on June 28, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Do not travel to South Sudan due to crime and armed conflict. Violent crime, such as carjackings, shootings, ambushes, assaults, robberies, and kidnappings is common throughout South Sudan, including Juba. Armed conflict is ongoing throughout the country and includes fighting between various political and ethnic groups, and 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 there. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency consular services to U.S. citizens in South Sudan. U.S. government personnel in South Sudan are under a strict curfew. They must use armored vehicles for nearly all movements in the city, […]

  • Malta - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on June 27, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise normal precautions in Malta.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Malta: 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 Malta. U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. […]

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on June 21, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in Bosnia-Herzegovina due to terrorism and land mines. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Bosnia-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-Herzegovina. While suspected hazardous areas are normally clearly marked, several people are killed or injured each year.   Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Bosnia-Herzegovina: Be aware of your surroundings when traveling to tourist locations and crowded public venues. Monitor local media for breaking events and adjust your plans based on new information. Remain on hard-surfaced roads and stay out of abandoned […]

  • Denmark - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on June 21, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in Denmark due to terrorism. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Denmark. 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 Safety and Security section on the Country Information page. If you decide to travel to Denmark: Be aware of your surroundings when traveling to tourist locations and crowded public venues. Follow the instructions of local authorities. Monitor local media for breaking events and adjust your plans based on new 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 Denmark. U.S. citizens who […]

  • Germany - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on June 19, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in Germany due to terrorism. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Germany. 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 Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Germany: Be aware of your surroundings when traveling to tourist locations and crowded public venues. Follow the instructions of local authorities. Monitor local media for breaking events and adjust your plans based on new 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 Reports for Germany. U.S. citizens […]