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.

  • Cabo Verde - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on June 23, 2022 at 12:00 am

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

  • Hong Kong - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on June 22, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Reconsider travel to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws and COVID-19-related restrictions. Do not travel to the PRC’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) and Shanghai municipality due to COVID-19-related restrictions, including the risk of parents and children being separated. Reconsider travel to the PRC’s Hong Kong SAR due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws. On April 11, 2022, the Department ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees and all family members from the Consulate General Shanghai consular district due to a surge in COVID-19 cases and the impact of restrictions related to the PRC’s response. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined the PRC has a low level of COVID-19 and a high level of COVID-19 for Hong Kong. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel […]

  • Republic of the Congo - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on June 22, 2022 at 12:00 am

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

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on June 22, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to the health information. Reconsider travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo due to crime and civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel To: North Kivu province due to crime, civil unrest, terrorism, armed conflict, and kidnapping. Ituri province due to crime, civil unrest, terrorism, armed conflict, and kidnapping. The eastern DRC region and the three Kasai provinces (Kasai, Kasai-Oriental, Kasai-Central) due to crime, civil unrest, armed conflict and kidnapping. Country Summary: Violent crime, such as armed robbery, armed home invasion, and assault, is common and local police lack resources to respond effectively to serious crime. Assailants may pose as police or security agents. Demonstrations are common in many cities and some have turned violent. Police have at times responded with heavy-handed tactics that resulted in civilian casualties and arrests. The U.S. government has extremely limited […]

  • China - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on June 22, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Reconsider travel to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws and COVID-19-related restrictions. Do not travel to the PRC’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) and Shanghai municipality due to COVID-19-related restrictions, including the risk of parents and children being separated. Reconsider travel to the PRC’s Hong Kong SAR due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws. On April 11, 2022, the Department ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees and all family members from the Consulate General Shanghai consular district due to a surge in COVID-19 cases and the impact of restrictions related to the PRC’s response. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined the PRC has a low level of COVID-19 and a high level of COVID-19 for Hong Kong. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health […]

  • Ecuador - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on June 22, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to civil unrest information. Reconsider travel to Ecuador due to civil unrest and crime.  Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Carchi, Sucumbíos, and the northern part of Esmeraldas provinces, including Esmeraldas city, due to crime. Guayaquil, south of Portete de Tarquí Avenue, due to crime. Country Summary: Crime is a widespread problem in Ecuador.  Violent crime, such as murder, assault, express kidnapping, and armed robbery, is common.  Transnational criminal organizations and gangs operate in Carchi, Sucumbíos, and the northern part of Esmeraldas provinces, as well as in Guayaquil, south of Portete de Tarquí Avenue. Demonstrations occur regularly throughout the country.  Public demonstrations can take place for a variety of political and economic issues.  Demonstrations can cause the shutdown of local roads and major highways, often without prior notice or estimated reopening […]

  • Kenya - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on June 21, 2022 at 12:00 am

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

  • Comoros - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on June 21, 2022 at 12:00 am

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

  • Romania - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on June 21, 2022 at 12:00 am

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

  • Morocco - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on June 21, 2022 at 12:00 am

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

  • Guinea - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on June 21, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise increased caution in Guinea due to civil unrest.  Country Summary: Demonstrations occur frequently throughout the country and are often sporadic and unplanned, making it difficult to predict the size, route, level of violence, or congestion that may occur.   Any demonstration may turn violent, resulting in injuries and even fatalities.  Demonstrators may attack vehicles that attempt to pass through or around the protests, resulting in serious injuries and vehicular damage. Criminals are known to take advantage of the resulting traffic congestion to rob drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. Uniformed security forces may also extort drivers and passengers during these incidents. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Guinea. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Guinea has a low level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health […]

  • Bolivia - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on June 21, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise increased caution in Bolivia due to civil unrest. Country Summary: Demonstrations, strikes, and roadblocks can occur at any time in Bolivia. Demonstrations can result in violence. Roadblocks and strikes may cut off traffic and restrict the flow of goods and services around the country. Domestic and international flights may be delayed or unexpectedly cancelled. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Bolivia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Bolivia has a moderate level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to Bolivia: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information. Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans. Contact […]

  • Botswana - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on June 21, 2022 at 12:00 am

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

  • Ethiopia - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on June 21, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Reconsider travel to Ethiopia due to armed conflict, civil unrest, communications disruptions, crime, and the potential for terrorism and kidnapping in border areas. Do Not Travel To: Tigray Region and border with Eritrea due to armed conflict, civil unrest, and crime. Amhara Region due to armed conflict and civil unrest. Afar Region due to armed conflict and civil unrest. Border area with Somalia due to potential for terrorism, kidnapping, and landmines. Border areas with Sudan, and South Sudan due to crime, kidnapping, armed conflict, and civil unrest. Border areas with Kenya due to potential for terrorism and ethnic conflict. The Wollega Zones of the Oromo Region due to armed conflict and civil unrest. The situation in Addis Ababa is stable. However, there is armed conflict and civil unrest in other areas of Ethiopia, and the security situation may deteriorate without warning. The U.S. Embassy is unlikely to be able […]

  • Fiji - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on June 21, 2022 at 12:00 am

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

  • Bhutan - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on June 21, 2022 at 12:00 am

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

  • Ghana - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on June 21, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update:  Reissued with updates on health information. Exercise increased caution in Ghana due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Exercise increased caution in: Parts of the Bono East, Bono, Savannah, Northern, North East, and Upper East regions due to civil unrest. Country summary:  Violent crimes, such as carjacking and street mugging, do occur. These crimes often happen at night and in isolated locations. Exercise increased caution specifically due to crime: in urban areas and crowded markets when traveling by private or public transportation after dark as criminal elements may use blockades to slow down and restrict movement of vehicles in areas near the northern border in the Upper East and Upper West regions The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens.  Local police may lack the resources to respond effectively to more serious crimes. Read the country information page for additional […]

  • Sint Eustatius - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on June 21, 2022 at 12:00 am

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

  • Sweden - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on June 21, 2022 at 12:00 am

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

  • El Salvador - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on June 21, 2022 at 12:00 am

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

  • Moldova - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on June 21, 2022 at 12:00 am

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

  • Tanzania - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on June 21, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise increased caution in Tanzania due to crime, terrorism, and targeting of LGBTI persons. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Reconsider Travel To: Mtwara Region in southern Tanzania due to the threat of terrorism. Country Summary: Violent crime, such as assault, sexual assault, robberies, mugging, and carjacking, is common. Local police may lack the resources to respond effectively to serious crime. Terrorist groups could attack in Tanzania with little or no warning, targeting embassies, police stations, mosques, and other places frequented by Westerners. Please see the additional information below regarding the increased threat of terrorism in Mtwara Region. Members of the LGBTI community have been arrested, targeted, harassed, and/or charged with unrelated offenses. Individuals detained under suspicion of same-sex sexual conduct could be subject to forced anal examinations. Read the country […]

  • United Arab Emirates - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on June 14, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Reconsider travel to the United Arab Emirates due to the threat of missile or drone attacks. Country Summary: The possibility of attacks affecting U.S. citizens and interests in the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula remains an ongoing, serious concern.  Rebel groups operating in Yemen have stated an intent to attack neighboring countries, including the UAE, using missiles and drones. Recent missile and drone attacks targeted populated areas and civilian infrastructure. Due to risks to civil aviation operating within the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman region, including the United Arab Emirates, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an advisory Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) and/or a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR). For more information U.S. citizens should consult the Federal Aviation Administration’s Prohibitions, Restrictions and Notices. Read the country information page for additional information on travel […]

  • Saba - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on June 13, 2022 at 12:00 am

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

  • Honduras - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on June 13, 2022 at 12:00 am

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

  • Belarus - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on June 13, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Do Not Travel to Belarus due to the arbitrary enforcement of laws, the risk of detention, the Russian military attack on neighboring Ukraine, and the buildup of Russian military in Belarus along the border with Ukraine. U.S. citizens in Belarus should depart immediately via commercial or private means. On February 28, 2022, the Department of State ordered the departure of U.S. government employees and the suspension of operations of the U.S. Embassy in Minsk. All consular services, routine and emergency, are suspended until further notice. U.S. citizens in Belarus who require consular services should try to leave the country as soon and as safely as possible and to contact a U.S. embassy or consulate in another country. U.S. citizens in Belarus who need assistance can also call the Department of State at 1(606) 260-4379 (from outside the United States) or email MinskConsular@state.gov. For inquiries from within the United […]

  • New Caledonia - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on June 13, 2022 at 12:00 am

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

  • Cuba - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on June 13, 2022 at 12:00 am

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

  • See State Summaries - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on June 13, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. See state summaries and advisory levels below for information on your specific travel destination. Some areas of Mexico have increased risk of crime and kidnapping. Country Summary: Violent crime – such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery – is widespread and common in Mexico. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Mexico, as travel by U.S. government employees to certain areas is prohibited or restricted. In many states, local emergency services are limited outside the state capital or major cities. Restrictions on U.S. government travel: U.S. government employees may not travel between cities after dark, may not hail taxis on the street, and must rely on dispatched vehicles, including app-based services like Uber, and regulated taxi stands. U.S. government employees may not drive from the U.S.-Mexico border to or from the interior parts of […]

  • Maldives - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on June 13, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise increased caution in Maldives due to terrorism. Country Summary: 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.    Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Maldives. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Maldives has an unknown level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to Maldives: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the U.S. Embassy's web page for country-specific COVID-19 information.  Avoid demonstrations and crowds. Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans. […]

  • Iraq - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on June 13, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Do not travel to Iraq due to terrorism, kidnapping, armed conflict, civil unrest, and Mission Iraq’s limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens. Country Summary: U.S. citizens in Iraq are at high risk for violence and kidnapping. Terrorist and insurgent groups regularly attack both Iraqi security forces and civilians. Anti-U.S. sectarian militias threaten U.S. citizens and Western companies throughout Iraq. Attacks using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) occur in many areas of the country, including Baghdad. Demonstrations, protests, and strikes occur frequently. These events can develop quickly without prior notification, often interrupting traffic, transportation, and other services; such events have the potential to turn violent. Public consular services at the Embassy remain suspended until further notice as a result of terrorist attacks on the Embassy compound on December 31, 2019. U.S. Consulate General […]

  • Malawi - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on June 10, 2022 at 12:00 am

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

  • French Guiana - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on June 8, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Reissued after periodic review without changes. Exercise normal precautions in French Guiana. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to French Guiana. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined French Guiana has a high level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to French Guiana: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.  Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the Country Security Report for French Guiana. Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

  • The Bahamas - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on June 8, 2022 at 12:00 am

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

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

    Reissued after periodic review without changes. Exercise normal precautions in Suriname. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Suriname. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Suriname has a high level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to Suriname: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the Country Security Report for Suriname. Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations.  Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

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

    Exercise increased caution in the Kingdom of Denmark due to terrorism. Country Summary: Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in the Kingdom of 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 country information page for additional information on travel to the Kingdom of Denmark which includes the Faroe Islands and Greenland. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Denmark and the Faroe Islands have a high level of COVID-19. The level of COVID-19 in Greenland is currently unknown.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.   If you decide to travel to the Kingdom of Denmark: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before […]

  • Saint Kitts and Nevis - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on June 6, 2022 at 12:00 am

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

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

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

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

    Exercise normal precautions in Mongolia. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Mongolia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Mongolia has a high level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you travel to Mongolia, you should: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.  Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S. Monitor local media for breaking events and adjust your plans based on new information. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the Country Security Report for Mongolia Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. […]

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

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

  • Lebanon - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on June 6, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Reconsider travel to Lebanon due to crime, terrorism, armed conflict, civil unrest, kidnapping and Embassy Beirut’s limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens.  Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel to: the border with Syria due to terrorism and armed conflict the border with Israel due to the potential for armed conflict refugee settlements due to the potential for armed clashes Country Summary: Local security authorities have noted a recent rise in violent crimes, including political violence. Multiple unsolved killings within the past 12 months in Lebanon may have been politically motivated. U.S. citizens living and working anywhere in Lebanon should be aware of the risks of remaining in the country and review their personal security plans. U.S. citizens who choose to travel to Lebanon should be aware that consular officers from the U.S. Embassy are not always able to travel to assist them. The Department of State considers […]

  • Libya - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on June 6, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Do not travel to Libya due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and armed conflict. Country Summary: 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 and citizens. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, hotels, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and 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 the targets of these […]

  • Guyana - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on June 6, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Reconsider travel to Guyana due to crime. Country Summary: Violent crime, including murder and armed robbery, is common, especially at night. Local police often lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Guyana. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Guyana has a high level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to 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 Country Security […]

  • Iran - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on June 6, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Do not travel to Iran due to the risk of kidnapping and the arbitrary arrest and detention of U.S. citizens. Country Summary: U.S. citizens visiting or residing in Iran have been kidnapped, arrested, and detained on spurious charges. Iranian authorities continue to unjustly detain and imprison U.S. citizens, particularly dual national Iranian-Americans--including students, journalists, business travelers, and academics--on charges including espionage and posing a threat to national security. Iranian authorities routinely delay consular access to detained U.S. citizens and consistently deny consular access to dual U.S.-Iranian citizens. The U.S. government does not have diplomatic or consular relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran. The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Iran. Due to the risks of operating civilian aircraft within or in the vicinity of Iran, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) […]

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

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

  • Guatemala - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on June 6, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Reconsider travel to Guatemala due to crime.  Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.   Do not travel to:  San Marcos Department (except the city of San Marcos) due to crime.  Huehuetenango Department (except the city of Huehuetenango) due to crime.  Zone 18 and the city of Villa Nueva in Guatemala City due to crime. Country Summary: Violent crime, such as 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.  U.S. Mission personnel are prohibited from traveling to/throughout the above-mentioned areas but are permitted to travel throughout the rest of Guatemala, including Tikal, Antigua, Lake Atitlán, and Pacific coast areas in the Santa Rosa and Escuintla departments. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Guatemala. The Centers for […]

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

    Click Here for Important Information for U.S. Citizens Seeking to Depart Russia (Updated Daily). Do not travel to Russia due to the unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine by Russian military forces, the potential for harassment against U.S. citizens by Russian government security officials, the singling out of U.S. citizens in Russia by Russian government security officials including for detention, the arbitrary enforcement of local law, limited flights into and out of Russia, the Embassy’s limited ability to assist U.S. citizens in Russia, COVID-19-related restrictions, and terrorism. U.S. citizens residing or travelling in Russia should depart Russia immediately. U.S. citizens should note that U.S. credit and debit cards no longer work in Russia, and options to electronically transfer funds from the United States are extremely limited as a result of sanctions imposed on Russian banks. There are reports of cash shortages within Russia. Limited commercial flight options and […]

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on May 31, 2022 at 12:00 am

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

  • Jamaica - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on May 31, 2022 at 12:00 am

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

  • Dominican Republic - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on May 31, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in the Dominican Republic due to crime. Country Summary:  Violent crime, including armed robbery, homicide and sexual assault is a concern throughout the Dominican Republic. The development of a professional tourist police corps, institution of a 911 system in many parts of the country, and a concentration of resources in resort areas means these tend to be better policed than urban areas like Santo Domingo. The wide availability of weapons, the use and trade of illicit drugs, and a weak criminal justice system contribute to the high level of criminality on the broader scale. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to the Dominican Republic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined the Dominican Republic has a moderate level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to the Dominican Republic: Read the Department of […]

  • Burma (Myanmar) - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on May 31, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Do not travel to Burma due to areas of civil unrest and armed conflict. Reconsider travel to Burma due to COVID-19-related restrictions The Burmese military has detained and deposed elected government officials. Protests and demonstrations against military rule have occurred and are expected to continue. In addition to nation-wide protests and demonstrations, the following areas of Burma are subject to heightened civil unrest or armed conflict: Matupi township in Chin State Bhamo and Mogaung townships in Kachin State      Hopang, Hseni, Hsipaw, Mongkaung, Namhsan, Namtu, and Nanhkan townships in Shan State Shadaw township in Kayah State Paletwa township in Chin State Hpakan, Mansi, Momauk, Sumprabum, Tanai, and Waingmaw townships in Kachin State Hpapun township in Kayin State Konkyan, Kutkai, Kyaukme, Laukkaing, Matman, Mongmao, Muse, Namphan, Pangsang, and Pangwaun townships in Shan State The following areas of Burma are especially subject to civil unrest and armed violence due […]

  • Tunisia - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on May 31, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in Tunisia due to terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Within 30 km of southeastern Tunisia along the border with Libya due to terrorism. Mountainous areas in the country’s west, including the Chaambi Mountain National Park area, due to terrorism. The desert south of Remada due to the military zone. Jendouba south of Ain Drahem and west of RN15, El Kef, and Kasserine, next to the Algerian border due to terrorism. Sidi Bou Zid in central Tunisia due to terrorism. Country Summary: Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Tunisia. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, museums, resorts, hotels, festivals, nightclubs, restaurants, religious sites, markets/shopping malls, government facilities and security forces. A country-wide state of emergency, which grants security forces more authority to maintain civil order and enables the […]

  • Mauritania - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on May 31, 2022 at 12:00 am

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

  • Turks and Caicos Islands - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on May 31, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Exercise increased caution in the Turks and Caicos Islands due to crime.  Country Summary: The vast majority of crime occurs in Providenciales. Local medical care and criminal investigative capabilities are limited.                                             Read the country information page for additional information on travel to the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined the Turks and Caicos Islands have a high level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to the Turks and Caicos Islands: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy's COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.   Avoid walking alone and at night. Do not answer your door at your hotel/residence unless you know who it is. Do not physically resist any robbery […]

  • Kuwait - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on May 31, 2022 at 12:00 am

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

  • Anguilla - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on May 31, 2022 at 12:00 am

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

  • Chad - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on May 26, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Reconsider travel to Chad due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel to: Lake Chad region due to terrorism. Borders with Central African Republic, Libya, and Sudan due to armed conflict and minefields. Country Summary: Violent crimes, such as armed robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, and muggings, have occurred in Chad. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting foreigners, local security forces, and civilians. Demonstrations occur sporadically and have on occasion resulted in violence or use of tear gas by authorities. The U.S. Government has extremely limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Chad as U.S. Government employees must obtain special authorization to travel outside of the capital. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Chad. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Chad has a low […]

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

    Exercise normal precautions in Canada. Read the Country Information page for additional information on travel to Canada. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Canada has a high level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. If you decide to travel to Canada: Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.  Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the Country Security Report for Canada. Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations.  Review the Traveler’s Checklist. Last Update: Reissued after periodic review with no changes. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, […]

  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on May 23, 2022 at 12:00 am

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

  • Egypt - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on May 23, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Reconsider travel to Egypt due to terrorism.  Exercise increased caution in Egypt due to the Embassy’s limited ability to assist dual national U.S.-Egyptian citizens who are arrested or detained. Do not travel to: The Sinai Peninsula (with the exception of travel to Sharm El-Sheikh by air) due to terrorism. The Western Desert due to terrorism. Egyptian border areas due to military zones. Country Summary: Terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Egypt. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, and have targeted diplomatic facilities, tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, western businesses, restaurants, resorts, and local government facilities. Terrorists have conducted attacks in urban areas, including in Cairo, despite the heavy security presence. Terrorists have targeted religious sites, to include mosques, churches, monasteries, and buses traveling to these locations. Due to risks to civil aviation operating within or in the vicinity of […]