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State Department Travel Warnings

  • Algeria Travel Warning June 22, 2017
    The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against travel to remote areas of Algeria due to the threat of terrorist attacks and kidnapping. This replaces the Travel Warning for Algeria dated December 13, 2016. While violence has reduced significantly in recent years, terrorist groups remain active in some parts of the country. Although major cit […]
  • Colombia Travel Warning June 16, 2017
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risk of travel to Colombia. U.S. citizens should exercise caution, as violence linked to domestic insurgency, narco-trafficking, crime, and kidnapping occur in some rural and urban areas.  This replaces the previous travel warning dated April 5, 2016.  Organized political and criminal armed groups are a […]
  • Iraq Travel Warning June 14, 2017
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Iraq.Travel within Iraq remains very dangerous, and the ability of the Embassy to assist U.S. citizens facing difficulty is extremely limited. This supersedes the Travel Warning dated January 31, 2017.  U.S. citizens in Iraq are at high risk for kidnapping and terrorist violence. Numerous terr […]
  • Ethiopia Travel Warning June 14, 2017
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Ethiopia due to the potential for civil unrest and arbitrary detention since a state of emergency was imposed in October 2016.The Government of Ethiopia extended the state of emergency on March 15, 2017, and there continue to be reports of unrest, particularly in Gondar and Bahir Dar in Am […]
  • Burkina Faso Travel Warning June 7, 2017
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Burkina Faso, and recommends they avoid travel to the northern part of the Sahel region, and exercise caution in the rest of Burkina Faso, due to continuing threats to safety and security, including terrorism.The ability of the U.S. Embassy to provide consular services in remote and rural […]
  • Chad Travel Warning June 6, 2017
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of ongoing tensions and potential terrorist activity throughout Chad. U.S. citizens should avoid all travel to the border regions, particularly the Lake Chad region, and exercise extreme caution elsewhere in the country. U.S. Embassy personnel are subject to restrictions when traveling in certain areas of N’Dj […]
  • Central African Republic Travel Warning May 26, 2017
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to the Central African Republic (CAR) due to an unpredictable security situation subject to rapid deterioration, the activities of armed groups, and violent crime.We urge U.S. citizens who are in CAR to consider departing. U.S. citizens in CAR who require consular assistance should contact the U.S. […]
  • Haiti Travel Warning May 23, 2017
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of traveling to Haiti due to its current security environment and lack of adequate medical facilities and response, especially in the areas of Petionville and the storm-damaged southern peninsula departments of Grand Anse and Sud. This replaces the Travel Warning dated November 4, 20 […]
  • Pakistan Travel Warning May 22, 2017
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all non-essential travel to Pakistan.This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning dated April 12, 2017.Consular services provided by the American Embassy in Islamabad, the Consulate General in Karachi, and the Consulate General in Lahore are often limited due to the security environment. At this time, th […]
  • Yemen Travel Warning May 10, 2017
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Yemen because of the high security threat level posed by ongoing conflict and terrorist activities.The Department of State updated this Travel Warning in October 2016 to reflect concerns regarding detentions of U.S. citizens by armed groups in Sanaa, and this threat remains unchanged. The […]