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.

  • Nicaragua - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on June 8, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Reconsider travel to Nicaragua due to crime, civil unrest and limited healthcare availability. On April 23, 2018, the U.S. government ordered the departure of U.S. government family members and authorized the voluntary departure of U.S. government personnel. Rallies and demonstrations are widespread and occur daily with little notice. In many instances the government responds using tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets, and live ammunition, leading to significant numbers of deaths and injuries. Looting, vandalism, and acts of arson often occur during unrest, including in tourist areas. The perpetrators are often government-controlled thugs in civilian clothing, sometimes using vehicles without license plates. Government authorities detain protesters, and some people have disappeared. Human rights groups have documented credible claims of torture of detainees.  Road blocks, including in Managua and other major cities, may limit availability of food and fuel. Road blocks […]

  • Ethiopia - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on June 7, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution when traveling in Ethiopia due to the potential for civil unrest and communications disruptions. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Somali Regional State due to potential for civil unrest, terrorism, and landmines. Reconsider travel to: The East Hararge region of Oromia state due to civil unrest. The Danakil Depression region in Afar due to crime. Border areas with Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, and Eritrea due to armed conflict or civil unrest. The Government of Ethiopia has restricted or shut down internet, cellular data, and phone services during and after civil unrest. This impedes the U.S. Embassy’s ability to communicate with, and provide consular services to, U.S. citizens in Ethiopia. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens outside of Addis Ababa.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country […]

  • Burma (Myanmar) - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on June 5, 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, Namphan, Pangsang, and Pangwaun townships in Shan State due to civil unrest. Reconsider travel to: Bhamo township in Kachin State due to civil unrest. Minbya and Mrauk-U townships in Rakhine State due to civil unrest. Hopang, Kyaukme, Manton, Mongkaung, Muse, Namhsan, Namtu, and Nanhkan townships in Shan State due to civil unrest. Exercise increased caution in: Northern Shan State due to land mines Parts of Kachin, Rakhine, and Chin States due to […]

  • Bangladesh - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on June 1, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in Bangladesh due to crime and terrorism. 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 spouses and/or partners 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 prohibited from: Traveling on foot (walking, running) and biking outside of designated areas and times; Traveling via […]

  • Papua New Guinea - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on May 30, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in Papua New Guinea due to crime and civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Reconsider travel to: Areas near the Panguna mine in Bougainville due to civil unrest. The Southern Highlands, Hela, and Enga Provinces due to the aftermath of an 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. Demonstrations, protests, political rallies, and large public gatherings can begin at any time without notice, and some protests have resulted in injuries and deaths. 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. Read the […]

  • Venezuela - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on May 29, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Reconsider travel to Venezuela due to crime, civil unrest, poor health infrastructure, and arbitrary arrest and detention of U.S. citizens. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel: On roads after dark outside of Caracas due to crime. To certain neighborhoods within Caracas due to crime. Within 50 miles of the Colombian border due to crime. Violent crime, such as homicide, armed robbery, kidnapping, and carjacking, is common. Political rallies and demonstrations occur, often with little notice. Demonstrations typically elicit a strong police and security force response that includes the use of tear gas, pepper spray, water cannons, and rubber bullets against participants and occasionally devolve into looting and vandalism. There are shortages of food, electricity, water, medicine, and medical supplies throughout much of Venezuela. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Level 3 ‘Avoid Nonessential Travel’ […]

  • Kosovo - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on May 25, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in Kosovo due to terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Reconsider travel to: North Mitrovica, Leposavic, Zubin Potok, and Zvecan due to civil unrest. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in the Balkans region, including Kosovo. 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. In addition, politically motivated violence occurs throughout Kosovo. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Kosovo: Avoid demonstrations. Stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners. Monitor local media for breaking events and adjust your plans based on new information. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program […]

  • Central African Republic - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on May 24, 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 […]

  • Kazakhstan - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on May 23, 2018 at 12:00 am

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

  • Senegal - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on May 18, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise normal precautions in Senegal. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Exercise increased caution in: The Casamance region due to crime and landmines. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Senegal: Do not stray from main roads and well-traveled areas in the Casamance region. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the Crime and Safety Report for Senegal. U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. Casamance Region Armed individuals have set up roadblocks and attacked travelers on roads south of The Gambia in the Casamance region of Senegal. Land mines from prior conflicts remain in the Casamance Region. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide […]

  • Guyana - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on May 17, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in Guyana due to crime. Violent crime, such as armed robbery and murder, is common. Local police 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 Guyana: Be extra vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs.  Be aware of your surroundings.  Avoid walking or driving at night.  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 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 Guyana.  U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. […]

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

    Exercise normal precautions in Benin. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Exercise increased caution in: Urban areas due to crime. Beaches due to crime Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Benin: Do not physically resist any robbery attempt. Use caution when walking or driving at night. Keep a low profile. Travel in groups when visiting beaches to reduce the risk of robbery. Avoid travel between cities at night. 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 Benin. U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. Urban areas Violent crime, such as armed robbery, and assault, is common. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to […]

  • Panama - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on May 7, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise normal precautions in Panama. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Parts of the Mosquito Gulf due to crime. Parts of the Darién Region due to crime. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Panama: 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 Panama. U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. Parts of the "Mosquito Gulf" – Level 4: Do Not Travel The “Mosquito Gulf” is an extremely remote and inaccessible area along part of the north (Caribbean) coast. Do not travel within 10 miles of the coastline, between Boca de Rio Chiriqui to Cocle […]

  • Saint Kitts and Nevis - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on May 2, 2018 at 12:00 am

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

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

    Exercise normal precautions in Oman. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: The Saudi Arabia and Yemen border areas due to terrorism and armed conflict. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Oman: 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 Oman. U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. Saudi Arabia and Yemen border areas Terrorist attacks and violence are likely near the border with Yemen, and on the western portion of the border with Saudi Arabia. Crossing the Oman border into Yemen can be dangerous, and U.S. citizens who attempt to cross the Oman-Yemen border, from either Oman or Yemen, are routinely detained by […]

  • Sweden - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on April 25, 2018 at 12:00 am

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

  • Kyrgyzstan - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on April 24, 2018 at 12:00 am

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

  • Ecuador - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on April 19, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise normal precautions in Ecuador. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Esmeraldas, Carchi, and Sucumbíos provinces due to crime. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Ecuador: 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 Ecuador. U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. Esmeraldas, Carchi, and Sucumbíos Provinces – Level 4:  Do Not Travel Since January 2018, a transnational crime group has kidnapped and murdered Ecuadorian citizens in Esmeraldas province, in addition to carrying out bombings targeting Ecuadorian military and law enforcement. The U.S. government is limited in its ability […]

  • Turkmenistan - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on April 18, 2018 at 12:00 am

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

  • Saudi Arabia - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on April 16, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in Saudi Arabia due to terrorism and the threat of missile attacks on civilian targets.   Do not travel to: Within 50 miles of the border with Yemen due to terrorism and armed conflict. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Saudi Arabia. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities. Terrorists have targeted both Saudi and Western government interests, mosques and other religious sites (both Sunni and Shia), and places frequented by U.S. citizens and other Westerners. Rebel groups operating in Yemen have fired long-range missiles into Saudi Arabia, specifically targeting populated areas and civilian infrastructure; they have publicly stated their intent to continue doing so. Missile attacks have targeted major cities such as Riyadh and Jeddah, Riyadh’s international airport, Saudi Aramco facilities, and vessels in Red Sea […]

  • Philippines - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on April 13, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in the Philippines due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and a measles outbreak.  Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory.     Do not travel to: The Sulu Archipelago, including the southern Sulu Sea, due to crime, terrorism, and civil unrest. Marawi City in Mindanao due to terrorism and civil unrest. Reconsider travel to: Other areas of Mindanao due to crime, terrorism, and civil unrest. Terrorist and armed groups continue plotting possible kidnappings, bombings, and other attacks in the Philippines.  Terrorist and armed groups may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities.  The Philippine government has declared a “State of National Emergency on Account of Lawless Violence in Mindanao.” There is an outbreak of measles in the Philippines.  Philippine authorities have reported deaths in the National Capital […]

  • Cameroon - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on April 11, 2018 at 12:00 am

    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, terrorism, and civil unrest. Violent crime, such as armed robbery and carjacking, is common. 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 Adamawa (to the north or east of Ngaoundere), East (east of Bertoua), North, Far North, Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon due to current official travel restrictions. Read the Safety and Security section on the Country Information page. If you decide to travel to Cameroon: Do not display signs of wealth, such as expensive watches or jewelry. Avoid demonstrations and public gatherings. Even events intended to be peaceful can become violent and turn deadly. Monitor local […]

  • British Virgin Islands - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on April 10, 2018 at 12:00 am

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

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

    Exercise normal precautions in Anguilla. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Anguilla: 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. […]

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

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

  • South Africa - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on April 5, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in South Africa due to crime 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. The South African government declared a national state of disaster due to drought in the country’s Western, Eastern, and Northern Cape Provinces. 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 dark. Avoid visiting informal settlement areas unless you are with someone familiar with the area. Do not display cash or valuables. Drive with doors locked and windows closed. Always […]

  • Republic of the Congo - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on April 3, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in the Republic of the Congo due to crime and civil unrest. Reconsider travel to: The southern and western districts of the Pool Region due to civil unrest and armed conflict. Violent crime, such as armed robbery and assault, is common. Political demonstrations can be unpredictable and violent. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens outside Brazzaville.  U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel to the Pool Region because of ongoing violence.  They must also obtain special permission to travel to Pointe Noire’s beaches due to crime. Read the Safety and Security section on the Country Information Page. If you decide to travel to the Republic of the Congo: Avoid demonstrations. Use caution when walking or driving at night. Always carry a copy of your U.S. passport and visa (if applicable). Keep original documents in a secure location.  Visit the CDC Travelers […]

  • Kenya - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on March 29, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in Kenya due to crime and terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Kenya-Somalia border and some coastal areas due to terrorism. Reconsider travel to: Nairobi neighborhood of Eastleigh at all times and Old Town in Mombasa at night due to crime. Violent crime, such as armed carjacking, mugging, home invasion, and kidnapping, can occur at any time. Local police are willing but often lack the capability to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents and terrorist attacks. Emergency medical and fire service is also limited. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting Kenyan and foreign government facilities, tourist locations, transportation hubs, and markets/shopping malls. Terrorist acts could include armed assaults, suicide operations, bomb/grenade attacks, and kidnappings. Due to risks to civil aviation operating in the vicinity of the Kenyan-Somali border, the Federal Aviation […]

  • Costa Rica - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on March 28, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise normal precautions in Costa Rica. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Poas Volcano National Park due to a natural disaster. 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. Poas Volcano National Park Due to increased and unpredictable volcanic activity, including gas, ash, and vapor eruptions, Poas […]

  • Rwanda - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on March 22, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise normal precautions in Rwanda. Reconsider Travel To: The Rwanda-Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) border due to armed conflict.             Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Rwanda: 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 Rwanda. U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. Rwanda-Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) border The armed group Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda operates in eastern DRC near the border. Congolese armed forces and UN peacekeepers continue combat operations against armed groups in North and South Kivu provinces. Violence sporadically targets […]

  • Sint Maarten - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on March 16, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise normal precautions in Sint Maarten. Read the Safety and Security section on the counry information page. If you decide to travel to Sint Maarten: 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. […]

  • Mexico - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on March 16, 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 […]

  • Eritrea - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on March 13, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in Eritrea due to travel restrictions and limited consular assistance. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Reconsider travel to: The Eritrean-Ethiopian border due to potential armed conflict. Remote areas or off main roads due to minefields. Eritrean law enforcement officials routinely block access to foreign nationals in detention. The U.S. Embassy therefore may not receive notification or be allowed access to you if you are detained or arrested. 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. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Eritrea: Use caution when walking and hiking in remote areas or off main roads. Always carry a copy of your U.S. passport and visa (if applicable). Keep original documents in a secure […]

  • Burkina Faso - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on March 2, 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. Terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Burkina Faso. Terrorists may conduct attacks anywhere with little or no warning. Targets could 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 region, the U.S. Embassy has placed restrictions on official government travel to Dori and Djibo, the road that connects these cities, and all areas north of that road. Embassy personnel traveling to or staying at Parc National du W (Parc W) must arrange armed escort with Burkina Faso security forces. Read the Safety and Security section on the Country Information […]

  • Cuba - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on March 2, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Reconsider travel to 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.  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.  Because our personnel's safety is at risk, and we are unable to identify the source, we believe U.S. citizens may also be at risk.  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 and, as result, has limited ability to assist U.S. citizens, particularly outside Havana.   Family members cannot accompany U.S. government […]

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on February 28, 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: The 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 the eastern DRC and Kasais. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to the […]

  • Trinidad and Tobago - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on February 22, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in Trinidad and Tobago due to crime and terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.  Do not travel to Laventille, Beetham, Sea Lots, Cocorite, and the interior of Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain due to crime.   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, 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 Trinidad and Tobago: Use caution when walking or driving at night. Be aware […]

  • Mauritania - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on February 22, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Reconsider Travel to Mauritania due to crime and terrorism.  Violent crimes, such as mugging, armed robbery, rape, and assault, are common. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious crimes. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting places frequented by Westerners. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Mauritania as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel outside Nouakchott. U.S. government employees must travel only during daylight hours and are prohibited from walking alone at any time. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to the Mauritania: Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas. Avoid demonstrations. Use caution when walking or driving at night. Always carry a copy of your U.S. passport and visa (if applicable).  Keep original documents in a secure location.  Monitor local […]

  • Guinea - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on February 16, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in Guinea due to civil unrest.  Sporadic demonstrations continue to occur across the country. Some have turned violent, resulting in injuries and several fatalities. Demonstrators have also attacked vehicles when drivers attempted to pass through or around the protests. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Guinea: Avoid 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. Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance. 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 Guinea. U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the […]

  • Maldives - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on February 6, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in Maldives due to terrorism and civil unrest.  Terrorist groups may conduct attacks with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities. Attacks may occur on remote islands which could lengthen the response time of authorities.       A country-wide state of emergency is in effect. Security forces have been deployed in Malé to prevent public gatherings and anti-government demonstrations. Protests have also been reported in Maafushi where political prisoners are being held. Read the Safety and Security section on the Country Information page.   If you decide to travel to Maldives: Avoid demonstrations and crowds. Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program […]

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

    Exercise increased caution in China due to the arbitrary enforcement of local laws and special restrictions on dual U.S.-Chinese nationals. Chinese authorities have the broad ability to prohibit travelers from leaving China (also known as ‘exit bans’); exit bans have been imposed to compel U.S. citizens to resolve business disputes, force settlement of court orders, or facilitate government investigations. Individuals not involved in legal proceedings or suspected of wrongdoing have also be subjected to lengthy exit bans in order to compel their family members or colleagues to cooperate with Chinese courts or investigators. U.S. citizens visiting or residing in China have been arbitrarily interrogated or detained for reasons related to “state security.” Security personnel have detained and/or deported U.S. citizens for sending private electronic messages critical of the Chinese government. China may refuse to acknowledge dual U.S.-Chinese nationals’ U.S. […]

  • Mauritius - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on January 18, 2018 at 12:00 am

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

  • Turkey - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on January 12, 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. 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 current State of Emergency, security forces have detained individuals suspected of affiliation with alleged terrorist organizations based on scant or secret evidence and grounds […]

  • Colombia - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on January 12, 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), Choco (except Nuquí), 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.  A terrorist organization, the National Liberation Army (ELN), continues plotting possible attacks in Colombia. They 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. The Colombian government has […]

  • Worldwide Caution
    on January 11, 2018 at 12:00 am

    1. As part of the Department of State's continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated December 6, 2017.     2. As terrorist attacks, political upheaval, and violence often take place without any warning, U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness when traveling. To better prepare for possible emergencies, U.S. citizens are encouraged to read Country Specific Information pages and Travel Advisories on travel.state.gov before planning a trip. 3. In addition to concerns stemming from terrorism, travelers should be alert to the possibility of political unrest, violence, demonstrations, […]

  • New Caledonia - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on January 10, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise normal precautions in New Caledonia.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to New Caledonia: 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. […]

  • Honduras - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on January 10, 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 the 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 Traveler Enrollment […]

  • Peru - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on January 10, 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 prohibited from traveling within 20 kilometers of the border […]

  • Israel, The West Bank and Gaza - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on January 10, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in Israel due to terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Gaza due to terrorism, civil unrest, and armed conflict. Reconsider travel to: The West Bank due to terrorism, potentially violent civil unrest, and the potential for armed conflict. Terrorist groups and lone-wolf terrorists continue plotting possible attacks in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities. Violence can occur in Jerusalem and the West Bank without warning. Jerusalem: Violent clashes and terror attacks have occurred throughout the city, including in the Old City. Acts of terrorism have resulted in death and injury to bystanders, including U.S. citizens. During periods of unrest, the Government of Israel may restrict access to and within portions of Jerusalem. The U.S. government is unable […]

  • Yemen - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on January 10, 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 tourist locations, 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 safe from 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 […]

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on January 10, 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 […]

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

    Exercise normal precautions in Armenia. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: The Nagorno-Karabakh region due to armed conflict. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Armenia: 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 Armenia. U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. Nagorno-Karabakh Casualties continue to occur in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Intermittent gunfire and occasional use of artillery systems, including land mines and mortars, result in deaths and injuries each year. Avoid roads near the ‘line of contact’ and roads near the international border between […]

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

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

  • Azerbaijan - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on January 10, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in Azerbaijan due to the risk of terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Azerbaijan. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas. Do not travel to: The Nagorno-Karabakh region due to armed conflict. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Azerbaijan: Avoid demonstrations. 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 […]

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

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

  • Brazil - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on January 10, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in Brazil due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Any areas within 150 km of Brazil’s land borders with Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and Paraguay due to crime. “Favela” neighborhoods due to crime. Brasilia’s “satellite cities” of Ceilandia, Santa Maria, Sao Sebastiao, and Paranoa during non-daylight hours due to crime. Recife’s Pina Beach from Dona Benvinda de Farias Street to the Brasilia Teimosa neighborhood after dark due to crime. Violent crime, such as murder, armed robbery, and carjacking, is common in urban areas, day and night. Gang activity and organized crime is widespread.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Brazil: Be aware of your surroundings, especially when traveling to tourist locations and in crowded public venues. Use caution when […]

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

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

  • Guatemala - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on January 10, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Reconsider travel to Guatemala due to crime.  Violent crime, such as sexual assault, carjacking, armed robbery, and murder, is common. Gang activity, such as extortion, violent street crime, and narcotics trafficking, is widespread, particularly in the border regions.  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 physically resist any robbery attempt. Do not use public ATMs. Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive watches or jewelry. Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.  Enroll in the Smart Traveler […]

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

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

  • Belize - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on January 10, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in Belize due to crime. Violent crime, such as sexual assault, armed robbery, and murder, is common. Local police 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 Belize: 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. 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 Belize. U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist. […]