International Travel Alerts

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    • Ecuador - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution October 9, 2019
      Exercise increased caution in Ecuador due to crime and civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Demonstrations and road blockades continue throughout the country and are expected to continue in the coming weeks. There are reports of associated pockets of violence. Police have responded with tear gas. Travel, including flights, […]
    • Papua New Guinea - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution October 9, 2019
      Exercise increased caution in Papua New Guinea due to crime, civil unrest, health concerns, natural disasters, and kidnapping. 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 Highlands region due to the long-term effects of a natural disaster that […]
    • Liechtenstein - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions October 8, 2019
      Exercise normal precautions in Liechtenstein.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Liechtenstein: 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 […]
    • Switzerland - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions October 8, 2019
      Exercise normal precautions in Switzerland.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Switzerland: 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 […]
    • Hong Kong - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution October 7, 2019
      Exercise increased caution in Hong Kong due to civil unrest. Since June 2019, large scale and smaller political demonstrations have taken place in various areas of Hong Kong, including MTR stations, shopping malls, and at Hong Kong International airport. While protests are generally peaceful, they sometimes become violent and disrupt transportation across Hong Kong. Police have […]
    • Burma (Myanmar) - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution October 4, 2019
      Exercise increased caution in Burma due to areas of civil unrest and armed conflict. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.  Do not travel to: Buthidaung, Kyauktaw, Maungdaw, Minbya, Mrauk- U, Ponnagyun, and Rathedaung townships in Rakhine State due to civil unrest and armed conflict. Paletwa township in Chin State due to civil unrest and armed conflict […]
    • Guinea-Bissau - Level 3: Reconsider Travel October 3, 2019
      Reconsider travel to Guinea-Bissau due to crime and civil unrest. Country Summary:  Violent crime is common in Guinea-Bissau.  Aggressive vendors, panhandlers, and occasionally criminals target foreigners at the Bissau airport and other crowded areas, especially Bandim Market in the center of the capital. Local police lack the resources, capacity, and training to respond effectively to […]
    • Chad - Level 3: Reconsider Travel October 2, 2019
      Reconsider travel to Chad due to crime, terrorism, and minefields.           Country Summary: Violent crimes, such as armed robbery, carjacking, and muggings, have been reported. There was a significant increase in these crimes in 2018. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting foreigners, local security forces, and civilians.  They can easily cross borders, including in the Lake Chad […]
    • El Salvador - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution October 1, 2019
      Exercise increased caution when traveling to El Salvador due to crime. Country Summary: Violent crime, such as murder, assault, rape, and armed robbery, is common. Gang activity, such as extortion, violent street crime, and narcotics and arms trafficking, is widespread. Local police may lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents. Read the Safety […]
    • Russia - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution October 1, 2019
      Exercise increased caution in Russia due to terrorism, harassment, and the arbitrary enforcement of local laws. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel to: The North Caucasus, including Chechnya and Mount Elbrus, due to terrorism, kidnapping, and risk of civil unrest. Crimea due to Russia’s occupation of the Ukrainian territory and abuses by its occupying authorities. Terrorist […]
    • Laos - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions October 1, 2019
        Exercise normal precautions in Laos. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Reconsider travel to: Xaisomboun Province due to civil unrest. Exercise increased caution in: Remote areas along the border with Burma due to crime. Areas of Savannakhet, Xieng Khouang, Saravane, Khammouane, Sekong, Champassak, Houaphan, Attapeu, Luang Prabang, and Vientiane provinces, as well […]
    • Tanzania - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution September 27, 2019
      Exercise increased caution in Tanzania due to crime, terrorism, health issues, and targeting of LGBTI persons. 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 continue plotting possible attacks in Tanzania. Terrorists may attack with little or […]
    • Finland - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions September 27, 2019
      Exercise normal precautions in Finland. Read the Safety and Security section on the Country Information page. If you decide to travel to Finland: Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive travel alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review […]
    • Sudan - Level 3: Reconsider Travel September 26, 2019
      Reconsider travel to Sudan due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and armed conflict.   Country Summary: Crime, such as kidnapping, armed robbery, home invasion, and carjacking can occur.  This type of crime is more frequent outside of Khartoum. Members of known terrorist groups continue to be in Sudan and could pose a threat.  Terrorist […]
    • Saudi Arabia - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution September 17, 2019
      Exercise increased caution in Saudi Arabia due to terrorism and the threat of missile and drone 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, […]
    • Norway - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions September 13, 2019
      Exercise normal precautions in Norway. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Norway: Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive travel alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the […]
    • Turkey - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution September 5, 2019
      Exercise increased caution when traveling to Turkey due to terrorism and arbitrary detentions. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Areas near the Syrian and Iraqi borders due to terrorism. (Level 4) Reconsider travel to: Batman, Bingol, Bitlis, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Hakkari, Hatay, Kilis, Mardin, Sanliurfa, Siirt, Sirnak, Tunceli, and Van […]
    • The Bahamas - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution August 30, 2019
      Freeport, Grand Bahama – Level 3: Reconsider Travel Exercise increased caution in Freeport, Grand Bahama due to Hurricane Dorian. On August 29, The Department of State ordered non-emergency personnel and family members of U.S. government employees to depart Freeport, Grand Bahama in The Bahamas in advance of Hurricane Dorian. If you decide to travel to The […]
    • Andorra - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions August 27, 2019
      Exercise normal precautions in Andorra.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Andorra: Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. U.S. citizens […]
    • Chile - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions August 23, 2019
      Exercise normal precautions in Chile. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Chile: Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter Review the […]
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    • Updated travel report for Guinea October 14, 2019
      Travel Report updated in the last 24hrs for GuineaRecent Updates: Safety and security - demonstrations are taking place in Conakry and across the country.Advisory Text: Exercise a high degree of cautionWeb address :