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The New U.S. State Department Travel Advisories

Worldwide activity and threats have encouraged us, as a travel insurance website, to provide a central place for U.S. citizens to learn about travel advisories affecting their travel destinations abroad.

As of January 10, 2018, the United States government has a new system for issuing travel advisories. The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs created the new Travel Advisory System to replace their previous Travel Alerts and Warnings classifications. The new four-tiered system ranks every country based on its current safety and security conditions. The system is designed to help U.S. citizen travelers better understand what is happening internationally and how it could affect them while traveling.

Planning to travel internationally? Read the travel advisory for your intended destination.

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United States Travel Advisory System Overview

The new Travel Advisory system replaces the previous “Travel Alert” and “Travel Warning” designations with a four-tiered system.

United States Travel Advisory Levels ExplainedCountries are rated with a Travel Advisory level number 1 through 4, based on their risk level to U.S. travelers. The level numbers advise the following: Level 1 - Exercise Normal Precautions, Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution, Level 3 – Reconsider Travel, Level 4 - Do Not Travel.

Countries assigned a Travel Advisory level of 2 or more will also be assigned a risk indicator.

A risk indicator is a letter that represents a specific reason for the Travel Advisory level number. It also gives particular recommendations for U.S. citizens traveling to that country. A single country can carry more than one risk indicator depending on the stability and security conditions of its regions. Potential risk indicators include C (Crime), T (Terrorism), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health), N (Natural Disaster), E (Time-limited Event), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking), O (Other).

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Travel Advisory Levels Explained

The new travel advisory system was designed to give U.S. citizens more timely, clear, and reliable information regarding security threats abroad.

Under the new system, each country will have a corresponding numerical value, ranging from 1 to 4, which indicates that country’s current safety and security status. The new system provides reasons as to why the countries were ranked as such and offers specific advice to Americans who wish to travel to the given destinations.

To ensure accuracy, countries in levels 1 and 2 are to be reviewed annually while countries in levels 3 and 4 will be reviewed every six months. The schedule may change in response to particular and unforeseen occurrences, such as natural disasters.

The ratings were assigned based on each country’s current security condition and the U.S. government’s assessment of their situation.

Travel Advisory Level 1Level 1 - Exercise Normal Precautions

Level 1 is the lowest advisory level.

Countries in this rank are considered the safest.

Travelers are advised to exercise standard precautions against usual risks and concerns that travelers can encounter in any international travel.

Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution Travel Advisory Level 2

Level 2 countries are those that are fairly safe.

However, these countries have a higher chance of disorder or attacks in some areas.

Travelers are encouraged to be more alert and aware of their surroundings.

Travel Advisory Level 3Level 3 - Reconsider Travel

Level 3 is composed of countries in which travelers may encounter serious risk to their safety.

These countries may have dense areas of terrorism threats or be affected by natural disasters; in which case, basic necessities can be undersupplied.

Level 4 – Do Not Travel Travel Advisory Level 4

Level 4 is the highest security level due to life-threatening risks, such as nuclear terrorism threats, ongoing rebellions, war, and bombings. Citizens are encouraged not to visit the countries. If anything is to happen during travel to these countries, the U.S. government may have very limited ability to provide assistance.

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Travel Advisory Risk Indicators Explained

Travel Advisories at Levels 2-4 contain clear reasons for the level assigned, using established risk indicators and specific advice to U.S. citizens who choose to travel there. These are:

C - Crime: Widespread violent or organized crime is present in areas of the country. Local law enforcement may have limited ability to respond to serious crimes.

T - Terrorism: Terrorist attacks have occurred and/or specific threats against civilians, groups, or other targets may exist.

U - Civil Unrest: Political, economic, religious, and/or ethnic instability exists and may cause violence, major disruptions, and/or safety risks.

H - Health: Health risks, including current disease outbreaks or a crisis that disrupts a country’s medical infrastructure, are present. The issuance of a Centers for Disease Control Travel Notice may also be a factor.

N - Natural Disaster: A natural disaster, or its aftermath, poses danger.

E - Time-Limited Event: Short-term event, such as elections, sporting events, or other incidents that may pose safety risks.

K - Kidnapping or Hostage Taking: Criminal or terrorist individuals or groups have threatened to and/or have seized or detained and threatened to kill, injure or continue to detain individuals in order to compel a third party (including a governmental organization) to do or abstain from doing something as a condition of release.

O - Other: There are potential risks not covered by previous risk indicators. Read the country’s Travel Advisory for details.

Please Note: The rankings, risk indicators, and advisories may change without prior notice as conditions in every country can change any time. The Risk Indicators and the overall ranking of each country are not the same. There is one overall ranking for every country depending on how many risks are present in their territory.

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Travel Advisories for Intended International Travel Destinations

Travel Advisory: Afghanistan

Date Issued: January 25, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: 4 – Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), T (Terrorism), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking), O (Other)

Do not travel to Afghanistan due to COVID-19, crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and armed conflict.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3Travel Health Notice for Afghanistan due to COVID-19.

Afghanistan has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Travel to all areas of Afghanistan is unsafe because of critical levels of kidnappings, hostage taking, suicide bombings, widespread military combat operations, landmines, and terrorist and insurgent attacks, including attacks using vehicle-borne, magnetic, or other improvised explosive devices (IEDs), suicide vests, and grenades.

Terrorist and insurgent groups continue planning and executing attacks in Afghanistan. These attacks occur with little or no warning, and have targeted official Afghan and U.S. government convoys and facilities, local government buildings, foreign embassies, military installations, commercial entities, non-governmental organization (NGO) offices, hospitals, residential compounds, tourist locations, transportation hubs, public gatherings, markets and shopping areas, places of worship, restaurants, hotels, universities, airports, schools, gymnasiums, and other locations frequented by U.S. citizens and other foreign nationals.

The U.S. Embassy's ability to provide routine and emergency services to U.S. citizens in Afghanistan is severely limited, particularly outside of Kabul. Evacuation options from Afghanistan are extremely limited due to the lack of infrastructure, geographic constraints, and the volatile security situation.

Family members cannot accompany U.S. government employees who work in Afghanistan. Unofficial travel to Afghanistan by U.S. government employees and their family members is restricted and requires prior approval from the Department of State. U.S. Embassy personnel are restricted from traveling to all locations in Kabul except the U.S. Embassy and other U.S. government facilities unless there is a compelling U.S. government interest in permitting such travel that outweighs the risk. Additional security measures are needed for any U.S. government employee travel and movement through Afghanistan.

Due to risks to civil aviation operating within or in the vicinity of Afghanistan, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a 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.

Travel Advisory: Albania

Date Issued: October 26, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Albania due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to crime.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Albania due to COVID-19.

Albania has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Albania.

Travel Advisory: Algeria

Date Issued: February 22, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking)

Reconsider travel to Algeria due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Algeria due to terrorism.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not issued a Travel Health Notice for Algeria due to lack of available COVID-19 data. Algeria has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Do not travel to:

  • Areas near the eastern and southern borders due to terrorism and kidnapping.
  • Areas in the Sahara Desert due to terrorism and kidnapping.

Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Algeria. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning and have recently targeted the Algerian security forces. Most attacks take place in rural areas, but attacks are possible in urban areas despite a heavy and active police presence.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens outside Algiers province due to Algerian government restrictions on travel by U.S. government employees.

Travel Advisory: Andorra

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Andorra due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Andorra due to COVID-19.

Improved conditions have been reported within Andorra.

Travel Advisory: Angola

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking)

Reconsider travel to Angola due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Angola due to COVID-19.

Angola has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Exercise increased caution in:

  • Urban areas due to crime and kidnapping.

Travel Advisory: Anguilla

Date Issued: August 17, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Anguilla due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health for Anguilla due to COVID-19

Travelers to Anguilla may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Anguilla due to COVID-19.

Travel Advisory: Antarctica

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution
Risk Indicator(s): O (Other)

Exercise increased caution in Antarctica due to environmental hazards posed by extreme and unpredictable weather.

The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Antarctica as the U.S government does not have an embassy or consulate in Antarctica.

Travel Advisory: Antigua and Barbuda

Date Issued: March 1, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health), N (Natural Disaster)

Reconsider travel to Antigua and Barbuda due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions. Some areas have increased risk. Please read the entire Travel Advisory.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Antigua and Barbuda due to COVID-19.

Antigua and Barbuda has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options, and businesses operations.

Travel Advisory: Argentina

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4 - Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Do not travel to Argentina due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Argentina due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Argentina may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Argentina due to COVID-19.

Travel Advisory: Armenia

Date Issued: August 17, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health), O (Other)

Reconsider travel to Armenia due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Armenia due to COVID-19.

Armenia has lifted stay at home orders, resumed public transportation options, and now allows virtually all business operations.

Travel Advisory: Aruba

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Aruba due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Aruba due to COVID-19.

Aruba has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Aruba.

Travel Advisory: Australia

Date Issued: November 23, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 2 - Exercise Increased Precaution
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Exercise increased caution in Australia due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Australia due to COVID-19.

Australia has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and limited re-opening of inter-state borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Australia continues to enforce border restrictions due to COVID-19 and remains closed to international travelers with limited exceptions. Other improved conditions have been reported within Australia.

Travel Advisory: Austria

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Austria due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Austria due to COVID-19.

Austria has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Austria.

Travel Advisory: Azerbaijan

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), H (Health), O (Other)

Reconsider travel to Azerbaijan due to COVID-19 and terrorism concerns.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Azerbaijan due to COVID-19.

Azerbaijan has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Azerbaijan has a longstanding risk presented by terrorist groups, who 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.

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 Armenia and Azerbaijan. The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Nagorno-Karabakh as U.S. government employees are restricted from traveling there. Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

Travel Advisory: Bahrain

Date Issued: November 2, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Bahrain due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Bahrain due to COVID-19.

The Bahrain airport remains open without interruption with enhanced screening measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Due to risks to civil aviation operating within the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman region, including Bahrain, 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.

Travel Advisory: Bangladesh

Date Issued: January 25, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), T (Terrorism), H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking)

Reconsider travel to Bangladesh due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Bangladesh due to crime, terrorism, and kidnapping.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Bangladesh due to COVID-19.

Bangladesh has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options, and businesses operations.

Exercise increased caution in Bangladesh due to crime, terrorism, and kidnapping.

In Bangladesh the crime rate impacting foreigners is generally low. However, travelers should be aware of petty crimes such as pickpocketing in crowded areas. Crimes such as muggings, burglaries, assaults, and illegal drug trafficking constitute the majority of criminal activity in Bangladesh’s major cities, but there are no indications foreigners are being targeted because of their nationality. These crimes tend to be situational, based on time and location.

Terrorism events can happen with little or no warning, with terrorists targeting public areas such as tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, restaurants, places of worship, school campuses, and government facilities.

Because of security concerns U.S. government employees in Bangladesh are subject to movement and travel restrictions. The U.S. government may have limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Bangladesh due to these travel restrictions, a lack of infrastructure, and limited host government emergency response resources.

Reconsider travel to southeast Bangladesh, including the Chittagong Hill Tracts, due to crime, terrorism, and kidnapping.

Travel is dangerous to the Khagrachari, Rangamati, and Bandarban Hill Tracts districts (collectively known as the Chittagong Hill Tracts) due to occasional communal violence and other security risks. Prior approval from the Government of Bangladesh Ministry of Home Affairs Office of Public Safety is required if you plan to travel to these areas. Please visit our website for information on Travel to High-Risk Areas.

Travel Advisory: Barbados

Date Issued: January 19, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Barbados due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Barbados due to COVID-19.

Barbados has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations and re-opening of borders), and businesses operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Barbados.

Travel Advisory: Belarus

Date Issued: September 28, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider Travel to Belarus due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Belarus due to COVID-19.

Belarus has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Belarus.

Travel Advisory: Belgium

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Belgium due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Belgium due to terrorism.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Belgium due to COVID-19.

Belgium has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Belgium. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Belgium.

Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Belgium. 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, music, and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas.

Travel Advisory: Belize

Date Issued: March 29, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Belize due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Belize due to crime.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Belize due to COVID-19.

Limited transportation options are available, and some businesses are operating, usually with significant restrictions. Quarantine measures or entry restrictions are in place for certain U.S. citizen travelers.

Violent crime – such as sexual assault, home invasions, armed robberies, and murder – are common even during daylight hours and in tourist areas. A significant portion of violent crime is gang related. Due to high crime, travelers are advised to exercise caution while traveling to the south side of Belize City. Local police lack the resources and training to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents. Most crimes remain unresolved and unprosecuted.

Travel Advisory: Benin

Date Issued: March 1, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), T (Terrorism), H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking)

Reconsider travel to Benin due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Benin due to COVID-19.

Benin has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations) and business operations (including day cares and schools), although land borders remain closed to most travelers. Other improved conditions have been reported in Benin.

Reconsider travel to:

  • Park Pendjari, Park W and adjacent hunting zones, and other areas near Benin’s northern border with Burkina Faso, due to terrorism and kidnapping.

Exercise increased caution in:

  • Urban areas due to crime.

Travel Advisory: Bermuda

Date Issued: March 16, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Exercise increased caution in Bermuda due to COVID related conditions.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Bermuda due to COVID-19.

Bermuda has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations.

Travel Advisory: Bhutan

Date Issued: February 16, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Bhutan due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Bhutan due to COVID-19.

Limited transportation options are available, and some businesses are operating, usually with significant restrictions. Quarantine measures or entry restrictions [are/are not] in place for certain U.S. citizen travelers.

Travel Advisory: Bolivia

Date Issued: February 1, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4 - Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): U (Civil Unrest), H (Health)

Do not travel to Bolivia due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Bolivia due to civil unrest.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Bolivia due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Boliva may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Bolivia due to COVID-19.

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.

Travel Advisory: Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

Date Issued: December 7, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Bonaire, St. Eustatius, and Saba (BES) due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for BES due to COVID-19.

BES has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Travel Advisory: Bosnia-Herzegovina

Date Issued: August 6, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), H (Health), O (Other)

Reconsider travel to Bosnia-Herzegovina due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to terrorism and land mines.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Bosnia and Herzegovina due to COVID-19.

Bosnia and Herzegovina has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Bosnia and Herzegovina. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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.

Travel Advisory: Botswana

Date Issued: February 1, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4 - Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Do Not Travel to Botswana due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Botswana due to COVID-19.  CDC compliant testing for COVID-19 is either not available or results are not always available within 3 calendar days of testing. Travelers should expect delays returning to the U.S.

Botswana has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations. Masks are required in all public spaces.

Travel Advisory: Brazil

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4 - Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), H (Health)

Do not travel to Brazil due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Brazil due to crime. Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Brazil due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Brazil may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Brazil due to COVID-19.

Do not travel to:

  • Any areas within 150 km/100 miles of Brazil’s land borders with Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and Paraguay due to crime. (Note: This does not apply to the Foz do Iguacu National Park or Pantanal National Park.)
  • Informal housing developments (commonly referred to in Brazil as favelas, vilas, comunidades, and/or conglomerados) at any time of day due to crime (see additional information below).
  • Brasilia’s administrative regions (commonly known as “satellite cities”) of Ceilandia, Santa Maria, Sao Sebastiao, and Paranoa during non-daylight hours due to crime (see additional information below).

Country Summary: Violent crime, such as murder, armed robbery, and carjacking, is common in urban areas, day and night. Gang activity and organized crime is widespread. Assaults are common. U.S. government personnel are discouraged from using public, municipal buses in all parts of Brazil due to an elevated risk of robbery and assault at any time of day, and especially at night.

Travel Advisory: British Virgin Islands

Date Issued: February 8, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to the British Virgin Islands due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for the British Virgin Islands due to COVID-19.

The British Virgin Islands have lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Travel Advisory: Brunei

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Brunei remains one of the safest countries today. With low crime levels, and no recent history of terrorism, Exercise increased caution in Brunei due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health for Brunei due to COVID-19.

Brunei continues to enforce entry and exit restrictions, including barring most foreign citizens from entering the country. Most domestic business operations have resumed (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Brunei.

Travel Advisory: Bulgaria

Date Issued: December 7, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Bulgaria due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Bulgaria due to COVID-19.

Limited transportation options are available, and some businesses are operating, usually with significant restrictions. Quarantine measures or entry restrictions are in place for certain U.S. citizen travelers.

Travel Advisory: Burkina Faso

Date Issued: March 22, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4 - Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), T (Terrorism), H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking)

Do not travel to Burkina Faso COVID-19, terrorism, crime, and kidnapping.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Burkina Faso due to COVID-19.

Burkina Faso has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations) and business operations (including day cares and schools).

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, areas at or near mining sites, places of worship, military posts, and schools.

Kidnapping and hostage taking is a threat throughout the country. On May 10, 2019 a hostage rescue operation freed four international hostages that had been kidnapped in Burkina Faso and in neighboring Benin.

The Government of Burkina Faso has maintained a state of emergency in the entire East and Sahel regions, the provinces of Kossi and Sourou in the Boucle de Mouhoun region, the province of Kenedougou in the Hauts Bassins region, the province of Loroum in the North region, and the province of Koulpelogo in the Center-East region.

The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens throughout most of the country, as U.S. government personnel are restricted from travelling to regions outside the capital due to security concerns. The U.S. Embassy prohibits U.S. government personnel from personal travel to the Karpala, Balkiui and Rayongo (also known as Dayongo) neighborhoods of Ouagadougou’s Arrondissement 11 due to the potential for security operations.

Family members under the age of 21 cannot accompany U.S. government employees who work in Burkina Faso.

Travel Advisory: Burma (Myanmar)

Date Issued: March 30, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4 - Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): U (Civil Unrest), H (Health), O (Other)

Do not travel to Burma due to COVID-19 as well as areas of civil unrest and armed violence.

On February 14, the Department authorized the voluntary departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees and their family members. On March 30, the Department updated that status to ordered departure.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Burma due to COVID-19.

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 violence:

  • 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 to fighting between the Burmese military and various ethnic armed groups and militia forces.

  • Northern Shan State
  • Parts of Kachin, Rakhine, and Chin States
  • The Naga Self-Administered Zone in northern Sagaing Region

Violence-affected areas, particularly Northern Shan State and parts of Kachin, Rakhine, and Chin States are subject to land mines and unexploded ordinance. Land mines and unexploded ordnance have injured foreign tourists in conflict-affected areas, and the locations of the mines and ordinance are often not marked or otherwise identifiable.

Travel Advisory: Burundi

Date Issued: March 16, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), H (Health), O (Other)

Reconsider travel to Burundi due to COVID-19, crime, health, and political violence.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Burundi due to COVID-19.

Burundi has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Burundi.

Violent crimes, such as grenade attacks and armed robbery, occur frequently. Though Westerners are unlikely to be targeted, the risk of being in the wrong place at the wrong time is high. Local police lack the resources and training to respond effectively to crimes.

Medical services in Burundi fall well below U.S. standards, and there are no adequate trauma services in the country. Emergency medical and fire services are limited or non-existent in some areas of the country. The CDC has also issued a Level 1 Travel Notice on Malaria in Burundi.

There are ongoing political tensions in Burundi, causing sporadic violence throughout the country. Police and military checkpoints are common and can restrict freedom of movement. Police have conducted weapon searches in the homes of private citizens. In the provinces of Cibitoke and Bubanza, near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda, as well as Mutimbuzi commune in Bujumbura Rural province, there have been armed attacks primarily conducted by groups operating from the eastern DRC. The border may close without notice.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens throughout Burundi. U.S. Embassy personnel are subject to restrictions when traveling in certain areas of Burundi and may be subject to other constraints as security conditions warrant. These restrictions include limitations on travel outside of Bujumbura during hours of darkness (typically 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.) and prior approval for travel to the Bujumbura neighborhoods of Cibitoke, Gasenyi, Kamenge, Kinama, Musaga, Mutakura, and Ngagara.

Due to travel restrictions on U.S. Embassy personnel, the U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in the following areas: the provinces of Bubanza and Cibitoke, Kibira National Park (including the park’s southernmost part in Muramvya province), and Ruvubu and Buriri Forest. Embassy personnel are also prohibited from transiting through Kibira National Park to reach Kayanza via the RN-10.

Travel Advisory: Cabo Verde

Date Issued: August 17, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): None

Reconsider travel to Cabo Verde due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Cabo Verde due to COVID-19.

Cabo Verde has lifted stay at home orders and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Exercise Increased Caution In:

  • Praia due to crime.

Travel Advisory: Cambodia

Date Issued: September 14, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), H (Health) O (Other)

Exercise increased caution in Cambodia due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Cambodia due to COVID-19.

Cambodia has resumed most transportation options and business operations. Other improved conditions have been reported within Cambodia.

Exercise increased caution in:

  • Phnom Penh due to crime.
  • Very remote areas of Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Pursat, Siem Reap, Pailin, and Kampong Thom provinces due to land mines.

Travel Advisory: Cameroon

Date Issued: February 1, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), T (Terrorism), H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking), O (Other)

Reconsider travel to Cameroon due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to crime.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Cameroon due to COVID-19.

Cameroon has resumed most internal transportation options with daily international flights although borders remain, with some exceptions, closed to regular travel. Most business operations have resumed. Other improved conditions have been reported within Cameroon.

Do Not Travel to:

  • North, Far North, Northwest and Southwest Regions, and Parts of East and Adamawa Regions due to crime and kidnapping.
  • Far North Region due to terrorism.
  • Northwest and Southwest Regions due to armed conflict.

Violent crime, such as armed robbery and carjacking, is common throughout Cameroon. 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 North, Far North, Northwest, Southwest, and Parts of Adamawa and East Regions of Cameroon due to current official travel restrictions.

Travel Advisory: Canada

Date Issued: August 6, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Canada due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Canada due to COVID-19.

Canada has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Travel Advisory: Cayman Islands

Date Issued: October 19, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to the Cayman Islands due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for the Cayman Islands due to COVID-19.

Travelers to the Cayman Islands may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within the Cayman Islands due to COVID-19.

Travel Advisory: Central African Republic (CAR)

Date Issued: March 11, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4 – Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health), E (Time-Limited Event), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking), O (Other)

Do not travel to the Central African Republic due to COVID-19, Embassy Bangui’s limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens, crime, civil unrest, kidnapping, and elections.

The presidential election occurred on December 27, 2020, and legislative runoff elections are scheduled to continue throughout 2021. Although there have been no specific incidents of violence or threats targeting U.S. citizens, civil unrest, demonstrations, and election-related violence (including renewed outbreaks of armed conflict) may occur throughout the country in the period before, during, and following the elections.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for the Central African Republic due to COVID-19.

The Central African Republic has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including schools and restaurants). Other improved conditions have been reported within the Central African Republic.

Violent crime, such as armed robbery, aggravated battery, and homicide is common.

Armed groups control large areas of the country and they 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. U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel outside the Embassy compound. Family members cannot accompany U.S. government employees who work in the Central African Republic.

Travel Advisory: Chad

Date Issued: March 18, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), T (Terrorism), H (Health), E (Time-Limited Event), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking), O (Other)

Reconsider travel to Chad due to COVID-19, elections, crime, terrorism, kidnapping and minefields.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Chad due to COVID-19.

Chad has curfews that vary according to location. Transportation options, including flights, and business operations may be closed or limited.

Country Summary: Presidential elections in Chad are scheduled for April 11, 2021. Expect additional police presence, military checkpoints, and possible roadblocks throughout the country during elections. There is a heightened risk of demonstrations and disturbances during election periods, as evidenced by past elections in Chad. The government of Chad may impose travel restrictions as the elections approach, sometimes without notice, which may affect travel plans. The government of Chad may block communications channels, including telephone service, social media, and internet.

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. They can easily cross borders, including in the Lake Chad region; borders may close without notice.

There are unmapped and undocumented minefields along the borders with both Libya and Sudan.

The U.S. Government has 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, including the Lake Chad Basin.

Travel Advisory: Chile

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): U (Civil Unrest), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Chile due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Chile due to civil unrest.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Chile due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Chile may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Chile due to COVID-19.

Exercise increased caution in Chile due to civil unrest.

There have been large-scale demonstrations in Santiago and other major cities in Chile. Demonstrations can take place with little or no notice. Many protests occur with little regard for public safety, and have resulted in property damage, looting, arson, and transportation disruptions. Local authorities have used water cannons and tear gas to disrupt protests.

The government-imposed State of Emergency was lifted on October 28, 2019. The State of Emergency included curfews in multiple cities, which were enforced by police and the armed forces. While the State of Emergency was lifted, there continue to be conflicts between protestors and Chilean police in Santiago and other cities in Chile. You should remain vigilant, monitor local media for updates and avoid protests and demonstrations.

Expect disruptions to transportation, particularly in Santiago. The Santiago Metro is operating with limited hours, and service has yet to be restored to the entire network. Road blockages on highways and major thoroughfares may occur with little warning. You should contact your airline prior to travel for any information on potential flight delays.

Many shopping malls, banks, supermarkets, and restaurants may be operating with reduced working hours, particularly in the evening.

Travel Advisory: China

Date Issued: December 17, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health), O (Other)

Reconsider travel to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), including the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws.

Exercise increased caution in the Hong Kong SAR due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for the PRC, and a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Hong Kong, due to COVID-19.

The PRC has resumed most business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within the PRC. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in the PRC, as testing and travel requirements frequently change.

Please monitor the Hong Kong government’s website for further updates on COVID-19, as testing, transit, and travel requirements frequently change.

Country Summary: The PRC government arbitrarily enforces local laws, including by carrying out arbitrary and wrongful detentions and through the use of exit bans on U.S. citizens and citizens of other countries without due process of law. The PRC government uses arbitrary detention and exit bans to:

  • compel individuals to participate in PRC government investigations,
  • pressure family members to return to the PRC from abroad,
  • influence PRC authorities to resolve civil disputes in favor of PRC citizens, and
  • gain bargaining leverage over foreign governments.

In most cases, U.S. citizens only become aware of an exit ban when they attempt to depart the PRC, and there is no reliable mechanism or legal process to find out how long the ban might continue or to contest it in a court of law.

U.S. citizens traveling or residing in the PRC, including Hong Kong, may be detained without access to U.S. consular services or information about their alleged crime. U.S. citizens may be subjected to prolonged interrogations and extended detention without due process of law.

Foreigners in the PRC, including but not limited to businesspeople, former foreign government personnel, and journalists from Western countries, have been arbitrarily interrogated and detained by PRC officials for alleged violations of PRC national security laws. The PRC has also threatened, interrogated, detained, and expelled U.S. citizens living and working in the PRC.

Security personnel may detain and/or deport U.S. citizens for sending private electronic messages critical of the PRC government.

The PRC government does not recognize dual nationality. U.S.-PRC citizens and U.S. citizens of Chinese heritage may be subject to additional scrutiny and harassment, and the PRC government may prevent the U.S. Embassy from providing consular services.

XINJIANG UYGHUR AUTONOMOUS REGION and TIBET AUTONOMOUS REGION

Extra security measures, such as security checks and increased levels of police presence, are common in the Xinjiang Uyghur and Tibet Autonomous Regions. Authorities may impose curfews and travel restrictions on short notice.

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

Since the imposition of the National Security Law on June 30, 2020, the PRC unilaterally and arbitrarily exercises police and security power in Hong Kong. The PRC has demonstrated an intention to use this authority to target a broad range of activities it defines as acts of secession, subversion, terrorism, and collusion with foreign entities. The National Security Law also covers offenses committed by non-Hong Kong residents or organizations outside of Hong Kong, which could subject U.S. citizens who have been publicly critical of the PRC to a heightened risk of arrest, detention, expulsion, or prosecution. PRC security forces, including the new Office for Safeguarding National Security, now operate in Hong Kong and are not subject to oversight by the Hong Kong judiciary.

Demonstrations: Participating in demonstrations or any other activities that authorities interpret as constituting an act of secession, subversion, terrorism, or collusion with a foreign country could result in criminal charges. On June 30, 2020, as part of its color-coded system of warning flags, the Hong Kong police unveiled a new purple flag, which warns protesters that shouting slogans or carrying banners with an intent prohibited by the law could now bring criminal charges.

U.S. citizens are strongly cautioned to be aware of their surroundings and avoid demonstrations.

Propaganda: A PRC propaganda campaign has falsely accused individuals, including U.S. citizens, of fomenting unrest in Hong Kong. In some cases, the campaign has published their personal information, resulting in threats of violence on social media.

Travel Advisory: Colombia

Date Issued: October 30, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), T (Terrorism), H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking)

Reconsider travel to Colombia due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Colombia due to crime, terrorism and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Colombia due to COVID-19.

Colombia has lifted stay at home orders and resumed some transportation and business operations.

Do Not Travel to:

  • Arauca, Cauca (except Popayan), Chocó (except Nuquí), Nariño, and Norte de Santander (except Cucuta) departments due to crime and terrorism.

Reconsider Travel to:

  • Several departments throughout the country due to crime and terrorism.

Country Summary: Violent crime, such as homicide, assault, and armed robbery, is common. Organized criminal activities, such as extortion, robbery, and kidnapping for ransom, are widespread.

While the Colombian government signed a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) terrorist group, some dissident groups refuse to demobilize.

The National Liberation Army (ELN) terrorist organization continues plotting possible attacks in Colombia. They may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas.

U.S. government personnel cannot travel freely throughout Colombia for security reasons.

Travel Advisory: Comoros

Date Issued: October 26, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Comoros due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Comoros due to COVID-19.

Comoros has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Comoros.

Travel Advisory: Congo-Brazzaville (ROC)

Date Issued: March 10, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health), E (Time-Limited Event)

Reconsider travel to the Republic of the Congo due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to elections, crime, and civil unrest.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Republic of the Congo due to COVID-19.

Republic of the Congo has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Republic of the Congo.

Country Summary: General elections in the Republic of the Congo are scheduled for March 21, 2021. Historically, there is a heightened risk of violence during election periods. The Republic of the Congo government may limit communications and impose travel restrictions as the elections approach, potentially without notice. Expect additional police and military checkpoints and roadblocks throughout the country.

While not common, violent crime, such as armed robbery and assault, remains a concern throughout the Republic of the Congo.

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.

Travel Advisory: Congo-Kinshasa (DRC)

Date Issued: February 25, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), T (Terrorism), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking) O (Other)

Reconsider travel to Democratic Republic of the Congo due to COVID-19, crime, civil unrest and Ebola. Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Democratic Republic of the Congo due to COVID-19.

Democratic Republic of the Congo has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Do Not Travel To:

  • North Kivu province due to crime, civil unrest, terrorism, Ebola, 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 ability to provide emergency consular services to U.S. citizens outside of Kinshasa due to poor infrastructure and security conditions.

Travel Advisory: Costa Rica

Date Issued: October 13, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Costa Rica due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Costa Rica due to crime.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Costa Rica due to COVID-19.

Costa Rica has lifted stay at home orders and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Country Summary: While petty crime is the predominant threat for tourists in Costa Rica, violent crime, including armed robbery, homicide and sexual assault, occurs in Costa Rica. The Costa Rican government provides additional security resources in areas frequented by tourists.

Travel Advisory: Cote d’Ivoire

Date Issued: April 1, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), T (Terrorism), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Cote d’Ivoire COVID-19 and crime. Exercise increased caution due to civil unrest and terrorism.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Cote d’Ivoire due to COVID-19.

Airport operations and international flights in Côte d’Ivoire have resumed, although the number of flights is reduced.  Land and maritime borders remain closed.  Business operations (including day cares and schools) have fully resumed.

Reconsider Travel To:

  • Northern border region due to terrorism.

Country Summary:  Crime continues to be a major public security concern in Côte d’Ivoire. Violent crime, such as carjacking, robbery, and home invasion, is common. Local police often lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.

Extremist activity occurs frequently in the tri-border region of Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, and Mali.

Due to ongoing political tensions, demonstrations and protests are likely to occur and could become violent.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens outside of Abidjan.  Embassy personnel are prohibited from driving outside the cities after dark, including between Abidjan, Grand Bassam, and Assinie.

Travel Advisory: Croatia

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Croatia due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for the Croatia due to COVID-19.

Croatia has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Croatia.

Travel Advisory: Cuba

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4 - Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health), O (Other)

Do not travel to Cuba due to COVID-19. 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.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Cuba due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Cuba may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Cuba due to COVID-19.

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. Family members cannot accompany U.S. government employees who work in Cuba.

Travel Advisory: Curaçao

Date Issued: April 9, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4 - Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Do not travel to Curaçao due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Curaçao due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country.

Travel Advisory: Cyprus

Date Issued: February 22, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health), O (Other)

Reconsider travel to Cyprus due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Cyprus due to COVID-19.

Most transportation options (such as airports and land/sea borders) are open. Businesses are operating, although some restrictions may be in place. Quarantine measures or entry restrictions are in place for certain U.S. citizen travelers. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Cyprus.

Do not attempt to enter the United Nations buffer zone at any place other than a designated crossing point. Police and UN forces strictly enforce this restriction.

Travel Advisory: Czech Republic

Date Issued: February 16, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to the Czech Republic due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for the Czech Republic due to the very high risk of COVID-19.

Most transportation options (such as airports and land/sea borders) are open. Businesses are operating, although some restrictions may be in place. Quarantine measures or entry restrictions and partial border closures are currently in place for certain U.S. citizen travelers.

Travel Advisory: Denmark

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Denmark due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Denmark due to terrorism.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Denmark due to COVID-19.

Improved conditions have been reported within Denmark.

Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Denmark. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas.

Travel Advisory: Djibouti

Date Issued: February 1, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Exercise increased caution in Djibouti due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Djibouti due to COVID-19.

Djibouti is minimally impacted by restrictions due to COVID-19.

Travel Advisory: Dominica

Date Issued: October 19, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Dominica due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Dominica due to COVID-19.

Dominica has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Travel Advisory: Dominican Republic

Date Issued: November 23, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to the Dominican Republic due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for the Dominican Republic due to COVID-19.

The Dominican Republic has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

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.

Travel Advisory: Ecuador

Date Issued: August 6. 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Ecuador due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Ecuador due to crime.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Ecuador due to COVID-19.

Ecuador has lifted some stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Do not travel to:

  • Carchi, Sucumbíos, and the northern part of Esmeraldas provinces, including Esmeraldas city, due to crime.

Travel Advisory: Egypt

Date Issued: February 1, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), H (Health), O (Other)

Reconsider travel to Egypt due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Egypt due to terrorism and the Embassy’s limited ability to assist dual national U.S.-Egyptian citizens who are arrested or detained.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Egypt due to COVID-19.

Egypt has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

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.

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 Egypt, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a 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.

Local law prohibits protesting or demonstrating without a permit. Being near anti-government protests can draw scrutiny from Egyptian police and security forces. U.S. citizens have been detained for participating in protests and for posting content on social media perceived as critical of Egypt or its allies.

The U.S. Embassy may have a limited ability to provide consular services to dual U.S.-Egyptian citizens. Egyptian law considers dual citizens to be Egyptian citizens.

Travel Advisory: El Salvador

Date Issued: March 22, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to El Salvador due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in El Salvador due to crime.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for El Salvador due to COVID-19.

El Salvador has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations. Other improved conditions have been reported within El Salvador.

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.

Travel Advisory: Equatorial Guinea

Date Issued: January 12, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Exercise increased caution in Equatorial Guinea due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Equatorial Guinea due to COVID-19.

Equatorial Guinea has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Equatorial Guinea.

Travel Advisory: Eritrea

Date Issued: March 1, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health), O (Other)

Reconsider travel to Eritrea due to COVID-19. Reconsider travel to Eritrea due to travel restrictions, limited consular assistance, and landmines.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not issued a Travel Health Notice for Eritrea due to the lack of available COVID-19 data.

Eritrea has resumed stay-at-home orders, with some exceptions. Some transportation and buinsess operations are available.

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.

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.

There are landmines in many remote areas in Eritrea, particularly in Nakfa, AdiKeih, Arezza, the 25 mile-wide region (40 km) between the Setit and Mereb Rivers, and in areas north and west of Keren, areas near Massawa, Ghinda, Agordat, Barentu, Dekemhare, and south of Tessenae.

Travel Advisory: Estonia

Date Issued: March 10, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Estonia due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Estonia due to COVID-19.

Limited transportation options are available, and some businesses are operating, usually with significant restrictions. Quarantine measures or entry restrictions are in place for certain U.S. citizen travelers.

Travel Advisory: Eswatini

Date Issued: December 14, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Eswatini due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Eswatini due to COVID-19.

Eswatini has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Travel Advisory: Ethiopia

Date Issued: August 31, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), T (Terrorism), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking), O (Other)

Reconsider travel to Ethiopia due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Ethiopia due to civil unrest and communication disruptions. Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Ethiopia due to COVID-19.

Ethiopia has lifted stay at home orders and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Do Not Travel To:

  • Border area with Somalia due to potential for terrorism, kidnapping, and landmines.
  • Border areas with Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, and Eritrea due to crime, armed conflict, and civil unrest.

Reconsider Travel To:

  • Somali Regional State due to potential for terrorism.
  • Ethiopia’s Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region (SNNPR) due to civil unrest.
  • The East Hararge region and the Guji zone of Oromia State due to armed conflict and civil unrest.
  • Benishangul Gumuz and the western part of Oromia State due to armed conflict and civil unrest.

Incidents of civil unrest and ethnic violence may occur without warning.

The Government of Ethiopia has restricted or shut down internet, cellular data, and phone services during and after civil unrest. These restrictions impede the U.S. Embassy’s ability to communicate with, and provide consular services to, U.S. citizens in Ethiopia.

The U.S. Embassy has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens outside of Addis Ababa. As a precaution, U.S. government personnel must request permission for any travel outside of Addis Ababa (personal and official), and are required to carry personnel tracking devices and, in some cases, satellite phones.

Travel Advisory: Fiji

Date Issued: September 21, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Exercise increased caution in Fiji due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Fiji due to COVID-19.

Fiji has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Fiji.

Travel Advisory: Finland

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Finland due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Finland due to COVID-19.

Finland has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Finland.

Travel Advisory: France

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to France due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in France due to terrorism and civil unrest.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for France due to COVID-19.

Improved conditions have been reported within France.

Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in France. 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.

Demonstrations in Paris and other major cities continue in France and are expected to continue in the coming weeks. Property damage, including looting and arson, in populated tourist areas has occurred with reckless disregard for public safety. Police have responded with water cannons, rubber bullets, and tear gas. The U.S. Embassy is advising official U.S. government travelers to avoid travel to Paris and other major cities in France on the weekends.

Travel Advisory: French Guiana

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4 - Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Do not travel to French Guiana due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for French Guiana due to COVID-19.

Travelers to French Guiana may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within French Guiana related to COVID-19.

Travel Advisory: French Polynesia

Date Issued: August 31, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to French Polynesia due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for French Polynesia due to COVID-19.

French Polynesia has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within French Polynesia.

Travel Advisory: French West Indies

Date Issued: December 21, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4 - Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Do Not travel to French West Indies, which includes the islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Saint Martin, and Saint Barthélemy, due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for French West Indies due to COVID-19.

French West Indies has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Travel Advisory: Gabon

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Gabon due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Gabon due to COVID-19.

Gabon has lifted daytime stay-at-home orders, but an evening curfew remains in place. Commercial air travel has resumed with a limited number of international flights. Land and sea borders remain closed to travelers though freight shipments are permitted. Some business operations have resumed.

Exercise Increased Caution in:

  • Libreville and Port Gentil due to crime.

Travel Advisory: Georgia

Date Issued: December 14, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4 - Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health), O (Other)

Do not travel to Georgia due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Georgia due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Georgia may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Georgia due to COVID-19.

Do Not Travel to:

  • The Russian-occupied Georgian regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia due to risk of crime, civil unrest, and landmines.

Travel Advisory: Germany

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), H (Health)

Increased security has been placed in Germany due to threats of terrorism in the continent.
Reconsider travel to Germany due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Germany due to terrorism.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for the Germany due to COVID-19.

Improved conditions have been reported within Germany.

Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Germany. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas.

Travel Advisory: Ghana

Date Issued: February 16, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Ghana due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Ghana due to COVID-19.

Ghana currently allows air transportation, and businesses are operating.

Exercise increased caution in:

  • Urban areas due to crime.
  • Intercity highways after dark due to crime.
  • Areas near the northern border in the Upper East and Upper West regions due to crime.
  • Parts of the Bono East, Bono, Savannah, Northern, North East, and Upper East regions due to civil unrest.

Travel Advisory: Greece

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Greece due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Greece due to COVID-19.

Greece has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of some land-border crossing) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Greece.

Travel Advisory: Grenada

Date Issued: March 16, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Exercise increased caution in Grenada due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Grenada due to COVID-19.

Grenada has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Grenada.

Travel Advisory: Guatemala

Date Issued: September 28, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Guatemala due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Guatemala due to crime.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Guatemala due to COVID-19.

Guatemala has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Travel Advisory: Guinea

Date Issued: February 25, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): U (Civil Unrest), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Guinea due to COVID-19 and Ebola. Exercise increased caution in Guinea due to civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Guinea due to COVID-19.

Guinea has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Guinea.

Travel Advisory: Guinea-Bissau

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Guinea-Bissau due to COVID-19. Reconsider travel to Guinea-Bissau due to crime and civil unrest.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Guinea-Bissau due to COVID-19.

Guinea-Bissau has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

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 serious criminal incidents.

The country has been beset by chronic political and institutional dysfunction for decades, and there is the potential for violence.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens because there is no U.S. Embassy in Guinea-Bissau.

Travel Advisory: Guyana

Date Issued: November 23, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Guyana due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Guyana due to crime.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Guyana due to COVID-19.

Guyana has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations. Other improved conditions have been reported within Guyana.

Violent crime, such as armed robbery and murder, is common. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.

Travel Advisory: Haiti

Date Issued: April 12, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4 - Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking)

Do not travel to Haiti due to kidnapping, crime, civil unrest, and COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Haiti due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Haiti may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Haiti due to COVID-19.

Country Summary: Kidnapping is widespread and victims regularly include U.S. citizens. Kidnappers may use sophisticated planning or take advantage of unplanned opportunities, and even convoys have been attacked. Kidnapping cases often involve ransom negotiations and U.S. citizen victims have been physically harmed during kidnappings. Victim’s families have paid thousands of dollars to rescue their family members.

Violent crime, such as armed robbery and carjacking, is common. Travelers are sometimes followed and violently attacked and robbed shortly after leaving the Port-au-Prince international airport. Robbers and carjackers also attack private vehicles stuck in heavy traffic congestion and often target lone drivers, particularly women. As a result, the U.S. Embassy requires its personnel to use official transportation to and from the airport.

Protests, demonstrations, tire burning, and roadblocks are frequent, unpredictable, and can turn violent. The U.S. government is extremely limited in its ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Haiti – assistance on site is available only from local authorities (Haitian National Police and ambulance services). Local police generally lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.

U.S. government personnel are discouraged from walking in Port-au-Prince and other neighborhoods. Only adult family members over the age of 18 are permitted to accompany U.S. government employees assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince. U.S. government personnel in Haiti are prohibited from:

  • Visiting establishments after dark without secure, on-site parking;
  • Using any kind of public transportation or taxis;
  • Visiting banks and using ATMs;
  • Driving at night;
  • Traveling anywhere between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.
  • Visiting certain parts of the city at any time without prior approval and special security measures in place.

Travel Advisory: Honduras

Date Issued: November 23, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Honduras due to COVID-19 and crime. Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Honduras due to COVID-19.

Honduras has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Honduras.

Do not travel to:

  • Gracias a Dios Department due to crime.

Violent crime, such as homicide and armed robbery, is common. Violent gang activity, such as extortion, violent street crime, rape, and narcotics and human trafficking, is widespread. Local police and emergency services lack sufficient resources to respond effectively to serious crime.

Travel Advisory: Hong Kong

Date Issued: December 17, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health), O (Other)

Reconsider travel to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), including the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws.

Exercise increased caution in the Hong Kong SAR due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for the PRC, and a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Hong Kong, due to COVID-19.

The PRC has resumed most business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within the PRC. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in the PRC, as testing and travel requirements frequently change.

Please monitor the Hong Kong government’s website for further updates on COVID-19, as testing, transit, and travel requirements frequently change.

Country Summary:

The PRC government arbitrarily enforces local laws, including by carrying out arbitrary and wrongful detentions and through the use of exit bans on U.S. citizens and citizens of other countries without due process of law. The PRC government uses arbitrary detention and exit bans to:

  • compel individuals to participate in PRC government investigations,
  • pressure family members to return to the PRC from abroad,
  • influence PRC authorities to resolve civil disputes in favor of PRC citizens, and
  • gain bargaining leverage over foreign governments.

In most cases, U.S. citizens only become aware of an exit ban when they attempt to depart the PRC, and there is no reliable mechanism or legal process to find out how long the ban might continue or to contest it in a court of law.

U.S. citizens traveling or residing in the PRC, including Hong Kong, may be detained without access to U.S. consular services or information about their alleged crime. U.S. citizens may be subjected to prolonged interrogations and extended detention without due process of law.

Foreigners in the PRC, including but not limited to businesspeople, former foreign government personnel, and journalists from Western countries, have been arbitrarily interrogated and detained by PRC officials for alleged violations of PRC national security laws. The PRC has also threatened, interrogated, detained, and expelled U.S. citizens living and working in the PRC.

Security personnel may detain and/or deport U.S. citizens for sending private electronic messages critical of the PRC government.

The PRC government does not recognize dual nationality. U.S.-PRC citizens and U.S. citizens of Chinese heritage may be subject to additional scrutiny and harassment, and the PRC government may prevent the U.S. Embassy from providing consular services.

XINJIANG UYGHUR AUTONOMOUS REGION and TIBET AUTONOMOUS REGION

Extra security measures, such as security checks and increased levels of police presence, are common in the Xinjiang Uyghur and Tibet Autonomous Regions. Authorities may impose curfews and travel restrictions on short notice.

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

Since the imposition of the National Security Law on June 30, 2020, the PRC unilaterally and arbitrarily exercises police and security power in Hong Kong. The PRC has demonstrated an intention to use this authority to target a broad range of activities it defines as acts of secession, subversion, terrorism, and collusion with foreign entities. The National Security Law also covers offenses committed by non-Hong Kong residents or organizations outside of Hong Kong, which could subject U.S. citizens who have been publicly critical of the PRC to a heightened risk of arrest, detention, expulsion, or prosecution. PRC security forces, including the new Office for Safeguarding National Security, now operate in Hong Kong and are not subject to oversight by the Hong Kong judiciary.

Demonstrations: Participating in demonstrations or any other activities that authorities interpret as constituting an act of secession, subversion, terrorism, or collusion with a foreign country could result in criminal charges. On June 30, 2020, as part of its color-coded system of warning flags, the Hong Kong police unveiled a new purple flag, which warns protesters that shouting slogans or carrying banners with an intent prohibited by the law could now bring criminal charges.

U.S. citizens are strongly cautioned to be aware of their surroundings and avoid demonstrations.

Propaganda: A PRC propaganda campaign has falsely accused individuals, including U.S. citizens, of fomenting unrest in Hong Kong. In some cases, the campaign has published their personal information, resulting in threats of violence on social media.

Travel Advisory: Hungary

Date Issued: March 16, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Hungary due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Hungary due to COVID-19.

Limited transportation options are available, and some businesses are operating, usually with significant restrictions. Quarantine measures or entry restrictions are in place for most U.S. citizen travelers.

Travel Advisory: Iceland

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Iceland due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Iceland due to COVID-19.

Iceland has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools).

Travel Advisory: India

Date Issued: February 16, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), T (Terrorism), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health), O (Other)

Exercise Increased Caution to India due to COVID-19, crime, and terrorism.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for India due to COVID-19.

Most transportation options (such as airports and land/sea borders) are open. Businesses are operating, although some restrictions may be in place. Quarantine measures or entry restrictions are in place for certain U.S. citizen travelers.

Do not travel to:

  • The state of Jammu and Kashmir (except the eastern Ladakh region and its capital, Leh) due to terrorism and civil unrest.
  • Within 10 km of the India-Pakistan border due to the potential for armed conflict.

Indian authorities report rape is one of the fastest growing crimes in India. Violent crime, such as sexual assault, has occurred at tourist sites and in other locations.

Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and government facilities.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in rural areas from eastern Maharashtra and northern Telangana through western West Bengal as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel to these areas.

Travel Advisory: Indonesia

Date Issued: January 12, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4 - Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health), N (Natural Disaster)

Do not travel to Indonesia due to COVID-19, terrorism, and natural disasters.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Indonesia due to COVID-19.

Indonesia has reimposed border restrictions due to COVID-19 and is closed to international travelers with limited exceptions. Government run quarantine measures are in place for all foreigners. COVID-19 is a serious concern in Indonesia.

Reconsider travel to:

  • Central Sulawesi and Papua due to civil unrest.

Terrorists continue plotting possible attacks in Indonesia. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting police stations, places of worship, hotels, bars, nightclubs, markets/shopping malls, and restaurants. Natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis or volcano eruptions may result in disruptions to transportation, infrastructure, sanitation, and the availability of health services.

Travel Advisory: Iran

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4: Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking), O (Other)

Do not travel to Iran due to COVID-19, the risk of kidnapping, and the arbitrary arrest and detention of U.S. citizens.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Iran due to COVID-19.

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) 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.

Travel Advisory: Iraq

Date Issued: January 25, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4: Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking), O (Other)

Do not travel to Iraq due to COVID-19, terrorism, kidnapping, armed conflict, and Mission Iraq’s limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Iraq due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Iraq may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Iraq due to COVID-19.

U.S. citizens in Iraq are at high risk for violence and kidnapping. Numerous terrorist and insurgent groups are active in Iraq and regularly attack both Iraqi security forces and civilians. Anti-U.S. sectarian militias threaten U.S. citizens and Western companies throughout Iraq. Attacks by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) occur in many areas of the country, including Baghdad.

On March 25, 2020, the Department of State ordered the departure of designated U.S. government employees from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, the Baghdad Diplomatic support Center, and the U.S. Consulate General in Erbil due to security conditions and restricted travel options as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. On December 31, 2019, the Embassy suspended public consular services, until further notice, as a result of damage done by Iranian-backed terrorist attacks on the Embassy compound. U.S. Consulate General Erbil remains open and continues to provide consular services. On October 18, 2018, the Department of State ordered the suspension of operations at the U.S. Consulate General in Basrah. That institution has not reopened. Due to security concerns, U.S. Embassy personnel in Baghdad have been instructed not to use Baghdad International Airport.

U.S. citizens should not travel through Iraq to Syria to engage in armed conflict, where they would face extreme personal risks (kidnapping, injury, or death) and legal risks (arrest, fines, and expulsion). The Kurdistan Regional Government stated that it will impose prison sentences of up to ten years on individuals who illegally cross the border. Additionally, fighting on behalf of, or supporting designated terrorist organizations, is a crime that can result in penalties, including prison time and large fines in the United States.

Due to risks to civil aviation operating within or in the vicinity of Iraq, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a 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.

Travel Advisory: Ireland

Date Issued: January 19, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Ireland due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Ireland due to COVID-19.

Limited transportation options are available, and some businesses are operating, usually with significant restrictions. Quarantine measures or entry restrictions are in place for U.S. citizen travelers.

Travel Advisory: Israel, The West Bank, and Gaza

Date Issued: September 23, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health), O (Other)

Reconsider travel to Israel and the West Bank due to COVID-19, travel restrictions, and quarantine procedures instituted by the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority respectively. Exercise increased caution in Israel and the West Bank due to terrorism and civil unrest. Do not travel to Gaza due to COVID-19, terrorism, civil unrest, and armed conflict.

Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Israel due to COVID-19.

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 Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza without warning. There has been a marked increase in demonstrations throughout Israel, some with little or no warning.

West Bank: U.S. government travel throughout the West Bank is extremely limited. Visit our website for Travel to High Risk Areas.

Gaza: The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Gaza as U.S. government employees are prohibited from traveling there and are restricted from traveling close to the Gaza demarcation line.  Hamas, a U.S. government-designated foreign terrorist organization, controls the security infrastructure in Gaza. The security environment within Gaza and on its borders is dangerous and volatile. Sporadic mortar or rocket fire and corresponding Israeli military responses may occur at any time. During periods of unrest or armed conflict, the crossings between Gaza with Israel and Egypt may be closed.

Travel Advisory: Italy

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Italy due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to terrorism.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Italy due to COVID-19.

Improved conditions have been reported within Italy.

Italy has a longstanding risk presented by terrorist groups, who continue plotting possible attacks in Italy. 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.

Travel Advisory: Jamaica

Date Issued: February 8, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Jamaica due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions. Exercise increased caution in Jamaica due to crime. Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4Travel Health Notice for Jamaica due to COVID-19.

Jamaica has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations. Other improved conditions have been reported within Jamaica.

Do not travel to:

  • The below-listed areas of Kingston due to crime.
  • The below-listed areas of Montego Bay due to crime.
  • Spanish Town 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. U.S. government personnel are prohibited from traveling to areas listed below, from using public buses, and from driving outside of prescribed areas of Kingston at night.

Travel Advisory: Japan

Date Issued: March 29, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Japan due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Japan due to COVID-19.

Japan has resumed most business operations (including day cares and schools). COVID-19 is still a serious concern in Tokyo and across many areas of Japan, and restrictions on entry remain in effect.

Travel Advisory: Jordan

Date Issued: March 10, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), H (Health), O (Other)

Reconsider travel to Jordan due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Jordan due to terrorism and crime. Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Jordan due to COVID-19.

Jordan has lifted many COVID-19 related restrictions and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Do not travel to:

  • Within 3.5 km of the Jordanian border with Syria and east of the town of Ruwayshid in the direction of the border with Iraq due to terrorism and armed conflict.
  • Designated Syrian refugee camps in Jordan due to Government of Jordan restrictions on entry into these camps.
  • Zarqa, Rusayfah, and the Baqa’a neighborhood of Ayn Basha due to terrorism and crime.

Reconsider travel to:

  • Ma’an City and as-Salt due to terrorism and crime.

Terrorist groups continue to plot attacks in Jordan. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities.

Travel Advisory: Kazakhstan

Date Issued: October 5, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Kazakhstan due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Kazakhstan due to COVID-19.

Although some airlines have resumed flights into and out of Kazakhstan, entry into the country is still restricted for most U.S. citizens, subject to certain narrow exceptions.Business operations have largely resumed, including day cares and schools. Other improved conditions have been reported within Kazakhstan.

Travel Advisory: Kenya

Date Issued: April 7, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4 - Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), T (Terrorism), H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking)

Do not travel to Kenya due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Kenya due to crime, terrorism, health issues, and kidnapping.

Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Kenya due to COVID-19.

International flights are still operating, though limited. Internal flights are restricted, and road and rail transportation are limited geographically and by curfew. Most businesses are operating, but with significant restrictions on the dining and entertainment sector.

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.

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 malls, and places of worship. Terrorist acts have included 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 Administration (FAA) has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM). For more information, U.S. citizens should consult Federal Aviation Administration’s Prohibitions, Restrictions and Notices.

Some schools and other facilities acting as cultural rehabilitation centers are operating in Kenya with inadequate or nonexistent licensing and oversight. Reports of minors and young adults being held in these facilities against their wills and physically abused are common.

Travel Advisory: Kiribati

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Kiribati due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level 1 Travel Health Notice for Kiribati due to COVID-19.

Kiribati has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Travel Advisory: Kosovo

Date Issued: December 14, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4 - Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health)

Do not travel to Kosovo due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Kosovo due to terrorism. Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Kosovo due to COVID-19.

Limited transportation options are available, and some businesses are operating, usually with significant restrictions. Quarantine measures or entry restrictions are in place for certain U.S. citizen travelers.

Reconsider travel to:

  • North Mitrovica, Leposavic, Zubin Potok, and Zvecan due to the potential for civil unrest due to ethnic tensions.

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.

Travel Advisory: Kuwait

Date Issued: September 17, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), H (Health), O (Other)

Reconsider travel to Kuwait due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Kuwait due to COVID-19.

Kuwait has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations) and business operations (including schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Kuwait.

Do not travel to:

  • The desert region near the border with Iraq due to the prevalence of unexploded ordnance.

Exercise increased caution:

  • 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.

Travel Advisory: Kyrgyzstan

Date Issued: February 22, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Kyrgyzstan due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not issued a Travel Health Notice for Kyrgyzstan due to lack of available COVID-19 data.

Land borders remain closed and only limited flights are available.

Travel Advisory: Laos

Date Issued: November 23, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Exercise Increased Caution
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health), O (Other)

Exercise increased caution in Laos due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Laos for COVID-19.

Most transportation options remained closed (airport operations are limited to sporadic charter flights and borders are open for commerce only). Most business operations (including day cares and schools) have resumed. Other improved conditions have been reported within Laos.

Reconsider travel to:

  • Xaisomboun Province due to civil unrest.

Exercise increased caution in:

  • Remote areas along the border with Burma due to crime.
  • Areas of Savannakhet, Xieng Khouang, Saravane, Khammouane, Sekong, Champassak, Houaphan, Attapeu, Luang Prabang, and Vientiane provinces, as well as along Route 7 (from Route 13 to the Vietnam border), Route 9 (Savannakhet to the Vietnam border), and Route 20 (Pakse to Saravane) due to unexploded bombs.

Travel Advisory: Latvia

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Latvia due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Latvia due to COVID-19.

Improved conditions have been reported within Latvia.

Travel Advisory: Lebanon

Date Issued: March 5, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), T (Terrorism), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking), O (Other)

Reconsider travel Lebanon due to COVID-19, crime, terrorism, armed conflict, civil unrest, kidnapping, and Embassy Beirut’s limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a level 4 Travel Health Notice for Lebanon due to COVID-19.

Limited transportation options are available, and some businesses are operating, usually with significant restrictions. Quarantine measures or entry restrictions are in place for certain U.S. citizen travelers.

Do Not Travel to:

  • the border with Syria due to terrorism and armed conflict
  • the border with Israel due to the potential for armed conflict
  • refugee settlements due to the potential for armed conflict

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 the threat to U.S. government personnel in Beirut sufficiently serious to require them to live and work under strict security. Movements have been limited further by health and safety precautions related to COVID-19. The internal security policies of the U.S. Embassy may be adjusted at any time and without advance notice.

Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Lebanon. Terrorists may conduct attacks with little or no warning targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities.

The Lebanese government cannot guarantee the protection of U.S. citizens against sudden outbreaks of violence. Family, neighborhood, or sectarian disputes can escalate quickly and can lead to gunfire or other violence with no warning. Armed clashes have occurred along the borders, in Beirut, and in refugee settlements. The Lebanese Armed Forces have been brought in to quell the violence in these situations.

There are frequent demonstrations in Lebanon. U.S. citizens should avoid demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings or protests as some of these have turned violent. Protesters have blocked major roads, including thoroughfares between downtown Beirut and the area where the U.S. Embassy is located, and between Beirut and Rafiq Hariri International Airport.

Kidnapping, whether for ransom, political motives, or family disputes, has occurred in Lebanon. Suspects in kidnappings may have ties to terrorist or criminal organizations.

Travel Advisory: Lesotho

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Lesotho due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Lesotho due to COVID-19.

Lesotho has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Travel Advisory: Liberia

Date Issued: October 22, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Liberia due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to crime.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Liberia due to COVID-19.

Liberia has resumed airport operations. Business operations have also resumed as have schools for grades six through twelve. Other improved conditions have been reported within Liberia.

Violent crime, such as armed robbery, is common, particularly in urban areas and on public beaches. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious crimes.

The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens outside greater Monrovia at night as U.S. government employees are prohibited from traveling outside the capital or between counties after dark (with the exception of travel to and from Roberts International Airport).

Travel Advisory: Libya

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4: Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), T (Terrorism), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking), O (Other)

Do not travel to Libya due to COVID-19, crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and armed conflict.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Libya due to COVID-19.

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 attacks. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.

Militia or armed groups sometimes detain travelers for arbitrary reasons, do not grant detainees access to a lawyer or a legal process, and do not allow detainees to inform others of their status. U.S. citizens should carry proof of citizenship and valid immigration status at all times, but having these documents does not guarantee fair treatment.

Some international and national airports are closed, and flights out of operational airports are sporadic and may be cancelled without warning. The U.S. government is very concerned about the targeting of commercial transportation in Libya and prohibits U.S. commercial aviation operations within Libyan airspace.

The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency or routine assistance to U.S. citizens in Libya, as the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli suspended its operations in July 2014.

Due to risks to civil aviation operating within or in the vicinity of Libya, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a 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.

Travel Advisory: Liechtenstein

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Liechtenstein due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Liechtenstein due to COVID-19.

Improved conditions have been reported within Liechtenstein.

Travel Advisory: Lithuania

Date Issued: December 21, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Lithuania due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Lithuania due to COVID-19.

Limited transportation options are available, and some businesses are operating, usually with significant restrictions. Quarantine measures or entry restrictions are in place for certain U.S. citizen travelers.

Travel Advisory: Luxembourg

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Luxembourg due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Luxembourg due to COVID-19.

Travel Advisory: Macau

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 1 - Exercise Normal Precautions
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Exercise normal precautions in Macau.

Macau has resumed most business operations. Other improved conditions have been reported within Macau. Air, sea, and land transportation options remain limited.

Travel Advisory: Madagascar

Date Issued: January 19, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Madagascar due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Madagascar due to crime.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Madagascar due to COVID-19.

While the COVID-19 environment has improved, some restrictions may still be in place. Quarantine measures and entry restrictions are in place for certain U.S. citizen travelers.

Violent crime, such as armed robbery and assault, may occur throughout Madagascar and particularly in:

  • Antananarivo, Nosy Be, Toamasina (Tamatave), and Mahajunga
  • Ankarana and Montagne d’Ambre National Parks adjacent to Diego
  • Isalo
  • General area surrounding Tolagnaro (Ft. Dauphin), south of National Route (RN) 7 and RN 27 (excluding the tourist area on the coastal roads between Ambovombe and Farafangana)
  • Batterie Beach, north of Toliara (Tuléar)

Travel Advisory: Malawi

Date Issued: November 2, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Malawi due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Malawi due to COVID-19.

Malawi has resumed most transportation options and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Malawi.

Travel Advisory: Malaysia

Date Issued: October 19, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking)

Reconsider travel to Malaysia due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Malaysia due to COVID-19.

Malaysia has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and a limited re-opening of borders - but with strict entry and quarantine requirements for new arrivals) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Malaysia.

Exercise Increased Caution in:

  • The eastern area of Sabah State due to kidnapping.

Travel Advisory: Maldives

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Maldives due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Maldives due to terrorism.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level 4 Travel Health Notice for Maldives due to COVID-19.

Maldives has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

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.

Travel Advisory: Mali

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4: Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), T (Terrorism), H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking)

Do not travel to Mali due to COVID-19, crime, terrorism, and kidnapping.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Mali due to COVID-19.

The airports and land borders in Mali are open.

Country Summary: Violent crime, such as kidnapping and armed robbery, is common in Mali. Violent crime is a particular concern during local holidays and seasonal events in Bamako, its suburbs, and Mali’s southern regions. Roadblocks and random police checkpoints are commonplace throughout the country, especially at night.

Terrorist and armed groups continue plotting kidnappings and attacks in Mali. They may attack with little or no warning, targeting night clubs, hotels, restaurants, places of worship, Western diplomatic missions, and other locations frequented by foreigners.

The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in the northern and central regions of Mali as U.S. government employee travel to these regions is restricted due to security concerns.

Due to risks to civil aviation operating within or in the vicinity of Mali, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM). For more information U.S. citizens should consult the Federal Aviation Administration’s Prohibitions, Restrictions and Notices.

Travel Advisory: Malta

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Malta due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Malta due to COVID-19.

Improved conditions have been reported within Malta.

Travel Advisory: Marshall Islands

Date Issued: August 17, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Exercise increased caution in the Marshall Islands due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Malta due to COVID-19.

The Marshall Islands continues to have transportation options (including airport operations) and business operations (including day cares and schools). However, the Marshall Islands has banned travelers from entering the country and there are limited options to depart.

Travel Advisory: Mauritania

Date Issued: March 22, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), T (Terrorism), H (Health)

Exercise increased caution in Mauritania due to COVID-19, crime and terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Mauritania due to COVID-19.

Mauritania has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Mauritania.

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.

Travel Advisory: Mauritius

Date Issued: March 16, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider Travel to Mauritius due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not issued a Travel Health Notice for Mauritius due to lack of available COVID-19 data.

Mauritius has instituted stay at home orders, and transportation options and business operations are limited.

Travel Advisory: Mexico

Date Issued: September 8, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking)

Reconsider travel to Mexico due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Mexico due to crime and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Mexico due to COVID-19.

Mexico has lifted stay at home orders in some areas and resumed some transportation and business operations.

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 and kidnapping.

Reconsider Travel To:

  • Chihuahua state due to crime.
  • Coahuila state due to crime.
  • Durango state due to crime.
  • Jalisco state due to crime.
  • Mexico state due to crime.
  • Morelos state due to crime.
  • Nayarit state due to crime.
  • Nuevo Leon state due to crime.
  • San Luis Potosi state due to crime.
  • Sonora state due to crime.
  • Zacatecas state due to crime.

Violent crime – such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery – is widespread. Armed criminal groups have been known to target and rob commercial vessels, oil platforms, and offshore supply vessels in the Bay of Campeche.

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 significantly restricted.

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 from app-based services like Uber or from regulated taxi stands. U.S. government employees may not drive from the U.S.-Mexico border to or from the interior parts of Mexico, with the exception of daytime travel within Baja California, between Nogales and Hermosillo on Mexican Federal Highway 15D, and between Nuevo Laredo and Monterrey on Highway 85D (during daylight hours and with prior Consulate authorization only).

Travel Advisory: Micronesia

Date Issued: August 24, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health), O (Other)

Exercise increased caution in Micronesia due to COVID-19 and Embassy Kolonia’s limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Malta due to COVID-19.

Micronesia continues to have transportation options, with limited flights into the country (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). However, no passengers are able to disembark in the country.

Travel Advisory: Moldova

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health), O (Other)

Reconsider travel to Moldova due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to unresolved conflict.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Moldova due to COVID-19.

Moldova has lifted stay-at-home orders and resumed some transportation and business operations.

Exercise increased caution in:

  • Transnistria due to the unresolved conflict between this breakaway region and the central government.

Travel Advisory: Mongolia

Date Issued: March 29, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Mongolia due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Mongolia for COVID-19.

Mongolia has reimposed stay at home orders in the capital of Ulaanbaatar and various provincial centers, and limited in-country transportation options and business operations. Mongolia maintains an almost total ban on the entry of foreigners and has limited incoming air traffic to government-controlled charter flights which have become inconsistent.

Travel Advisory: Montenegro

Date Issued: February 16, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4 - Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Do not travel to Montenegro due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Montenegro due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Montenegro may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions due to COVID-19.

Travel Advisory: Montserrat

Date Issued: March 1, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Montserrat due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Montserrat due to COVID-19.

Montserrat has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Travel Advisory: Morocco

Date Issued: March 1, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Morocco due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Morocco due to terrorism.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Morocco due to COVID-19.

Morocco has lifted stay at home orders and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

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.

Travel Advisory: Mozambique

Date Issued: April 12, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4 - Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), T (Terrorism), H (Health)

Do not travel to Mozambique due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Mozambique due to health issues, terrorism, and crime. Some areas have greater risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Mozambique due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country.

Do Not Travel To:

  • Certain districts in Cabo Delgado Province due to terrorism.

Reconsider Travel To:

  • Pemba, the provincial capital of Cabo Delgado, due to threat of terrorism.
  • Some sections of the EN1 and EN6 in Sofala and Manica provinces due to crime in the form of violent attacks on vehicles.

Country Summary: Violent crime, such as mugging, is common. In certain districts in Cabo Delgado province (listed below) where ISIS-Mozambique operates, kidnappings and other atrocities associated with terrorism are frequent. There is a higher risk of terrorism in the north and of violence along highways in the central provinces.

Mozambique’s health infrastructure is limited: there are only three doctors per 100,000 people, frontline health providers are often poorly trained, and medicine shortages are common. More than 1.2-million people in Mozambique have HIV/AIDS, representing a sizable population with compromised immune systems. In the event of a public health emergency, access to an ICU and ventilator support is highly unlikely.

Travel Advisory: Namibia

Date Issued: March 1, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Namibia due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Namibia due to COVID-19.

Namibia has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Namibia.

Travel Advisory: Nauru

Date Issued: February 1, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Exercise increased caution in Nauru due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not issued a Travel Health Notice for Nauru due to lack of available COVID-19 data.

Nauru has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Travel Advisory: Nepal

Date Issued: February 22, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health, E (Time-Limited Event)

Reconsider travel to Nepal due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Nepal due to the potential for isolated political violence.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Nepal due to COVID-19.

Nepal has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Political demonstrations intended to be peaceful can sometimes escalate into violence and may be met with force by Nepali authorities.

Travel Advisory: Netherlands

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to the Netherlands due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to terrorism.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for the Netherlands due to COVID-19.

Improved conditions have been reported within the Netherlands.

Terrorists continue plotting possible attacks in the Netherlands. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas.

Travel Advisory: New Caledonia

Date Issued: March 29, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Exercise increased caution in New Caledonia due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for New Caledonia due to COVID-19.

New Caledonia has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within New Caledonia.

Travel Advisory: New Zealand

Date Issued: November 23, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 1 - Exercise Normal Precautions
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Exercise normal precautions in New Zealand.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for New Zealand due to COVID-19.

New Zealand continues to enforce border restrictions due to COVID-19.

Travel Advisory: Nicaragua

Date Issued: February 4, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), H (Health), O (Other)

Reconsider travel to Nicaragua due to COVID-19, limited healthcare availability, and arbitrary enforcement of laws. Exercise increased caution in Nicaragua due to crime.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Nicaragua due to COVID-19. Travelers should expect delays returning to the U.S. and there is reduced availability of flights.

The government of Nicaragua arbitrarily enforces laws for political purposes. Throughout Nicaragua, government officials and law enforcement continue to target those opposed to the rule of President Ortega. The government and its affiliated groups have been reported to:

  • Systematically target opposition figures (regardless of nationality), including former allies, political activists, business representatives, clergy, human rights advocates, and members of the press.
  • Arbitrarily detain pro-democracy advocates.
  • Prevent certain individuals from departing Nicaragua by air or land for political reasons.
  • Arbitrarily seize and/or search private property including personal phones and computers for anti-government content.
  • Arbitrarily detain individuals with unfounded charges of terrorism, money laundering, and organized crime for political motives.

Travelers should exercise increased caution and be alert to the risks of crime, including violent crimes such as sexual assault and armed robbery.

Poor infrastructure in parts of the country limits the Embassy’s ability to assist U.S. citizens in emergencies. U.S. government personnel may be subject to restrictions on their movements at any time.

Travel Advisory: Niger

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), T (Terrorism), H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking)

Reconsider travel to Niger due to COVID-19, crime, terrorism, and kidnapping.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Niger due to COVID-19.

Niger has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Country Summary: Violent crime, such as armed robbery, is common.

Terrorist groups continue plotting kidnappings and possible attacks in Niger. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting foreign and local government facilities and areas frequented by Westerners. Terrorists operate in the areas bordering Mali, Libya, Burkina Faso, and throughout northern Niger. Avoid travel to Niger’s border regions, particularly the Malian border area, Diffa region, and the Lake Chad region. Mali-based extremist groups have crossed the border and conducted multiple lethal attacks on Nigerien security forces.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in remote and rural areas as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel outside of the capital, Niamey, due to security concerns. Outside of Niamey, all U.S. Embassy personnel are required to travel only during daylight hours and in a minimum of a two-vehicle convoy accompanied by armed Nigerien government security escorts.

Travel Advisory: Nigeria

Date Issued: March 15, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), T (Terrorism), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking), O (Other)

Reconsider travel to Nigeria due to COVID-19, crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and maritime crime. Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Nigeria due to COVID-19.

Nigeria has resumed domestic and international commercial air travel. National land borders have re-opened. Business operations (including daycares and religious institutions) are slowly reopening in phases.

Do Not Travel to:

  • Borno, Yobe, and northern Adamawa states due to terrorism and kidnapping
  • Bauchi, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, and Zamfara states due to kidnapping
  • Coastal areas of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, and Rivers states (with the exception of Port Harcourt) due to crime, kidnapping, and maritime crime

Country Summary: Violent crime – such as armed robbery, assault, carjacking, kidnapping, hostage taking, banditry, and rape – is common throughout the country. Kidnappings for ransom occur frequently, often targeting dual national citizens who have returned to Nigeria for a visit, as well as U.S. citizens with perceived wealth. Kidnapping gangs have also stopped victims on interstate roads.

Terrorists continue plotting and carrying out attacks in Nigeria, especially in the Northeast. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting shopping centers, malls, markets, hotels, places of worship, restaurants, bars, schools, government installations, transportation hubs, and other places where crowds gather. Terrorists are known to work with local gangs to expand their reach.

There is civil unrest and low-level armed militancy in parts of Southern Nigeria, especially in the Niger Delta region. Armed criminality, including kidnapping and maritime crime, is also pervasive in this region.

Violence can flare up between communities of farmers and herders in rural areas.

There is frequent maritime crime in the Gulf of Guinea.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Nigeria due to security conditions.

Travel Advisory: North Korea

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4: Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health), O (Other)

Do not travel to North Korea due to COVID-19 and the serious risk of arrest and long-term detention of U.S. nationals.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for North Korea due to COVID-19.

  • Individuals cannot use a U.S. passport to travel to, in, or through North Korea without a special validation from the Department of State.
  • Special validations are granted only in very limited circumstances.

The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in North Korea as it does not have diplomatic or consular relations with North Korea. Sweden serves as the protecting power for the United States in North Korea, providing limited emergency services. The North Korean government routinely delays or denies Swedish officials access to detained U.S. citizens.

Due to risks to civil aviation operating within or in the vicinity of North Korea, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) and/or a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR). For more information U.S. citizens should consult the Federal Aviation Administration’s Prohibitions, Restrictions and Notices.

Travel Advisory: North Macedonia

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to North Macedonia due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for North Macedonia due to COVID-19.

North Macedonia has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Travel Advisory: Norway

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Norway due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Norway due to COVID-19.

Norway has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Norway.

Travel Advisory: Oman

Date Issued: March 1, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), H (Health), O (Other)

Reconsider Travel to Oman due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Oman due to COVID-19.

Transportation options are available, and most businesses are operating. However, quarantine measures and testing and tracing requirements are in place for U.S. citizen travelers.

Do not travel to:

  • The Yemen border area due to terrorism and armed conflict.

Due to risks to civil aviation operating within the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman region, including Oman, 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.

Travel Advisory: Pakistan

Date Issued: January 25, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), H (Health) K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking), O (Other)

Reconsider travel to Pakistan due to COVID-19, terrorism, and sectarian violence. Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Pakistan due to COVID-19.

The Government of Pakistan has lifted stay-at-home orders and allowed the resumption of intercity domestic travel and mass transit services in most cities. Travel restrictions, stay-at-home orders, business closures, and other restrictions can be reintroduced at any time within Pakistan due to COVID-19.

Do not travel to:

  • Balochistan province and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province, including the former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), due to terrorism and kidnapping.
  • The immediate vicinity of the Line of Control due to terrorism and the potential for armed conflict.

Terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Pakistan. A local history of terrorism and ongoing ideological aspirations of violence by extremist elements have led to indiscriminate attacks on civilian as well as local military and police targets. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting transportation hubs, markets, shopping malls, military installations, airports, universities, tourist locations, schools, hospitals, places of worship, and government facilities. Terrorists have targeted U.S. diplomats and diplomatic facilities in the past.

Terrorist attacks continue to happen across Pakistan, with most occurring in Balochistan and KPK, including the former FATA. Large-scale terrorist attacks have resulted in numerous casualties.

Pakistan’s security environment has improved since 2014 when Pakistani security forces undertook concerted counter terrorist and counter militant operations. There are greater security resources and infrastructure in the major cities, particularly Islamabad, and security forces in these areas may be more readily able to respond to an emergency compared to other areas of the country. While threats still exist, terrorist attacks are rare in Islamabad.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Pakistan due to the security environment. Travel by U.S. government personnel within Pakistan is restricted, and additional restrictions on movements by U.S. government personnel outside of U.S. diplomatic facilities may occur at any time, depending on local circumstances and security conditions, which can change suddenly.

The U.S. Consulate General in Peshawar is unable to provide any consular services to U.S. citizens.

Due to risks to civil aviation operating within or near Pakistan, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a 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.

Travel Advisory: Palau

Date Issued: August 17, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Exercise increased caution in Palau due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Palau due to COVID-19.

Palau has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Palau.

Travel Advisory: Panama

Date Issued: February 12, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Panama due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to crime. Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Panama due to COVID-19.

Reduced transportation options are available, and some businesses are operating, usually with significant restrictions. Quarantine measures, mandatory COVID-19 testing, or other entry restrictions are in place for certain U.S. citizen travelers.

Do not travel to:

  • Parts of the Mosquito Gulf due to crime.
  • Parts of the Darién Region due to crime.

Travel Advisory: Papua New Guinea

Date Issued: December 7, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health), N (Natural Disaster), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking)

Exercise increased caution in Papua New Guinea due to COVID-19, crime, civil unrest, health concerns, natural disasters, and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Papua New Guinea due to COVID-19.

Papua New Guinea has lifted stay at home orders and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Reconsider travel to:

  • Bougainville, particularly areas near the Panguna mine, due to civil unrest.
  • The Highlands region due to the long-term effects of a natural disaster that occurred in February 2018 and civil unrest.
  • Areas in the vicinity of Mt. Ulawun on the island of New Britain due to natural disaster.

Country Summary: Violent crime, including sexual assault, carjackings, home invasions, kidnappings, and armed robberies, is common. Tensions between communal or clan groups may result in violence at any time without warning. Police presence is limited outside of the capital Port Moresby, and police may be unable to assist due to limited resources.

Public demonstrations, especially in population centers, are common and may turn violent. Even peaceful demonstrations may present opportunities for criminal elements or other actors to exacerbate local political tensions.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens outside of Port Moresby due to limited transportation infrastructure. U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization before traveling to areas of concern, including Bougainville.

Travel Advisory: Paraguay

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Paraguay due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Paraguay due to COVID-19.

Paraguay has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Exercise increased caution in:

  • Amambay, Alto Paraná, Canindeyu, San Pedro, and Concepcion departments due to crime.

Travel Advisory: Peru

Date Issued: November 23, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), T (Terrorism), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Peru due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Peru due to crime and terrorism. Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Peru due to COVID-19.

Peru has resumed most transportation options including airport operations. Other improved conditions such as the resumption of most business operations and a gradual re-opening of borders have been reported within Peru.

Do not travel to:

  • The Colombian - Peruvian border area in the Loreto Region due to crime.
  • The Valley of the Apurímac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers (VRAEM), including areas within the Departments of Ayacucho, Cusco, Huancavelica, and Junin, due to crime and terrorism.

Crime, including petty theft, carjackings, muggings, assaults, and violent crime, is a concern in Peru, and can occur during daylight hours, despite the presence of many witnesses. The risk of crime increases after hours and outside the capital city of Lima where more organized criminal groups have been known to use roadblocks to rob victims.

U.S. government personnel cannot travel freely throughout Peru for security reasons.

Travel Advisory: Philippines

Date Issued: February 1, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), T (Terrorism), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking)

Reconsider travel to the Philippines due to COVID-19. Additionally, exercise increased caution due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for the Philippines due to COVID-19.

Philippines has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within the Philippines.

Do Not Travel to:

  • The Sulu Archipelago, including the southern Sulu Sea, due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and kidnapping.
  • Marawi City in Mindanao due to terrorism and civil unrest.

Reconsider Travel to:

  • Other areas of Mindanao due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and kidnapping.

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.”

Travel Advisory: Poland

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Poland due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Poland due to COVID-19.

Poland has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Travel Advisory: Portugal

Date Issued: February 16, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Portugal due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Portugal due to COVID-19.

Limited transportation options are available, and some border crossings by land are closed with most flight routes suspended. Only essential businesses, such as supermarkets, pharmacies, and medical services are operating. Entry restrictions, pre-flight COVID-19 testing and quarantine measures are in place for U.S. citizen travelers. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for details.

Travel Advisory: Qatar

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Qatar due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Qatar due to COVID-19.

Qatar has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Due to risks to civil aviation operating within the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman region, including Qatar, 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.

Travel Advisory: Romania

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Romania due to COVID 19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Romania due to COVID-19.

Improved conditions have been reported in Romania.

Travel Advisory: Russia

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4 - Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking), O (Other)

Do not travel to Russia due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to terrorism, harassment, and the arbitrary enforcement of local laws.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Russia a due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Russia may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Russia due to COVID-19.

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 groups, transnational and local terrorist organizations, and individuals inspired by extremist ideology continue plotting possible attacks in Russia. 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.

U.S. citizens, including former and current U.S. government and military personnel, who are visiting or residing in Russia have been arbitrarily interrogated or detained by Russian officials and may become victims of harassment, mistreatment, and extortion. For this reason, the U.S. Embassy in Moscow has advised all U.S. government and Department of Defense personnel to consider carefully travel to Russia. Russian officials may unreasonably delay U.S. consular assistance to detained U.S. citizens. Russian authorities arbitrarily enforce the law against U.S. citizen religious workers and open questionable criminal investigations against U.S. citizens engaged in religious activity.

Russia enforces special restrictions on dual U.S.-Russian nationals and may refuse to acknowledge dual U.S.-Russia nationals’ U.S. citizenship, including denying U.S. consular assistance to detained dual nationals, and preventing their departure from Russia.

Due to the Russian government-imposed reduction on U.S. diplomatic personnel in Russia, the U.S. government may have delayed ability to provide services to U.S. citizens, especially in the Saint Petersburg area.

Travel Advisory: Rwanda

Date Issued: February 1, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health), O (Other)

Reconsider travel to Rwanda due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Rwanda due to COVID-19.

Some quarantines for inbound and outbound travelers remain in effect.

Exercise Increased Caution in:

  • The Rwanda-Burundi border due to armed conflict.
  • The Rwanda-Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) border due to armed conflict.

Travel Advisory: Saint Kitts and Nevis

Date Issued: November 23, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Exercise increased caution in St. Kitts and Nevis due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for St. Kitts and Nevis due to COVID-19.

St. Kitts and Nevis has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Travel Advisory: Saint Lucia

Date Issued: February 22, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to in Saint Lucia due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Saint Lucia due to COVID-19.

St. Lucia has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within St. Lucia.

Travel Advisory: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Date Issued: February 1, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines due to COVID-19.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Travel Advisory: Samoa

Date Issued: February 1, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Exercise increased caution in Samoa due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not issued a Travel Health Notice for Samoa due to lack of available COVID-19 data.

Samoa has resumed transportation options (including airport operations) and business operations (including day cares and schools). However, inbound travel is significantly restricted and business operating hours remain limited. Other improved conditions have been reported within Samoa.

Travel Advisory: Sao Tome and Principe

Date Issued: August 31, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Sao Tome and Principe due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Sao Tome and Principe due to COVID-19.

Sao Tome and Principe has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Travel Advisory: Saudi Arabia

Date Issued: April 14, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), H (Health), O (Other)

Reconsider Travel to Saudi Arabia due to the threat of missile and drone attacks on civilian facilities, and COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Saudi Arabia due to terrorism.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level 4 Travel Health Notice for Saudi Arabia due to COVID-19.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Saudi Arabia maintains restrictions on international air travel and its land borders.

Do not travel to the following locations due to missile and drone attacks and terrorism:

  • Within 50 miles of the Saudi-Yemen border, as well as the cities of Abha, Jizan, Najran, and Khamis Mushayt;
  • Abha airport;
  • Qatif in the Eastern Province and its suburbs, including Awamiyah.

U.S. government personnel must adhere to the above travel restrictions. As such, the U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in these locations.

Missile and drone attacks perpetrated by Iran and Iran-supported militant groups represent a significant threat. The Islamic Republic of Iran has supplied Yemen-based Houthis and other regional proxy groups with weapons to conduct destructive and sometimes lethal attacks using drones, missiles, and rockets against a variety of Saudi sites, including critical infrastructure, civilian airports, military bases, and energy facilities throughout the country, as well as vessels in Red Sea shipping lanes. Recent attacks were aimed at targets throughout Saudi Arabia including Riyadh, Jeddah, Dhahran, Jizan, Khamis Mushayt, the civilian airport in Abha, Al Kharj, military installations in the south, as well as oil and gas facilities.

Debris from intercepted drones and missiles represents a significant risk to civilian areas and populations. Militant groups continue to plan and conduct attacks against locations in Saudi Arabia. U.S. citizens living and working near military bases and critical civilian infrastructure, particularly near the border with Yemen, are at heightened risk of missile, drone, and rocket attacks.

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.

Due to risks to civil aviation operating within the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman region, including Saudi Arabia, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an advisory Notice to Airmen (NOTAM). For more information U.S. citizens should consult the Federal Aviation Administration’s Prohibitions, Restrictions and Notices.

Travel Advisory: Senegal

Date Issued: February 8, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), H (Health), O (Other)

Reconsider travel to Senegal due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level 4 Travel Health Notice for Senegal due to COVID-19.

Senegal has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Exercise Increased Caution In:

  • The Casamance region due to crime and landmines.

Travel Advisory: Serbia

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Serbia due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to crime.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Serbia due to COVID-19.

Serbia has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and universities). Other improved conditions have been reported within Serbia.

Additionally, exercise increased caution in Serbia due to crime.

Violence associated with organized crime and high-profile sporting events in Serbia is common.

Organized criminal activities such as car bombings and assassinations by shooting can occur in all areas at any time.

Travel Advisory: Seychelles

Date Issued: February 1, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider Travel to Seychelles due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Seychelles due to COVID-19.

Seychelles has resumed most transportation options, but maintains restrictions on international travelers from certain countries.

Travel Advisory: Sierra Leone

Date Issued: February 9, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Sierra Leone due to crime. Exercise increased caution in Sierra Leone due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Sierra Leone due to COVID-19.

Sierra Leone has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Sierra Leone.

Country Summary: Violent crimes, such as robbery and assault, occur frequently in Sierra Leone, especially in Freetown. Local police often lack the resources to deal effectively with serious criminal incidents.

If traveling outside the Freetown peninsula, make all efforts to complete your travel during daylight hours due to increased safety hazards at night. The U.S. Embassy is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens outside of Freetown at night as U.S. government employees are prohibited from traveling outside the capital after dark.

Travel Advisory: Singapore

Date Issued: January 25, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Exercise increased caution in Singapore due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level 2 Travel Health Notice for Singapore due to COVID-19.

While the COVID-19 environment has improved, some restrictions may still be in place. Quarantine measures or entry restrictions may be in place for certain U.S. citizen travelers.

Travel Advisory: Sint Maarten

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Sint Maarten due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level 4 Travel Health Notice for Sint Maarten due to COVID-19.

Sint Maarten has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Travel Advisory: Slovakia

Date Issued: February 1, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Slovakia due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Slovakia due to COVID-19.

Limited transportation options are available, and some businesses are operating, usually with significant restrictions. Quarantine measures or entry restrictions are in place for certain U.S. citizen travelers.

Travel Advisory: Slovenia

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Slovenia due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for the Slovenia due to COVID-19.

Improved conditions have been reported within Slovenia.

Travel Advisory: Solomon Islands

Date Issued: February 1, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to the Solomon Islands due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not issued a Travel Health Notice for the Solomon Islands due to lack of available COVID-19 data.

The Solomon Islands has lifted stay at home orders and resumed business operations. Only repatriation flights organized by the Solomon Islands government are operating on an occasional basis.

Travel Advisory: Somalia

Date Issued: October 26, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4: Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), T (Terrorism), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking), O (Other)

Do not travel to Somalia due to COVID-19, crime, terrorism, civil unrest, health issues, kidnapping, and piracy.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level 4 Travel Health Notice for Somalia due to COVID-19.

Somalia has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations) and business operations (including schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Somalia.

Violent crime, such as kidnapping and murder, is common throughout Somalia, including Puntland and Somaliland. Illegal roadblocks are also widespread. A number of schools acting as “cultural rehabilitation” facilities are operating throughout Somalia with unknown licensing and oversight. Reports of physical abuse and people being held against their will in these facilities are common.

Terrorists continue to plot kidnappings, bombings, and other attacks in Somalia. They may conduct attacks with little or no warning, targeting airports and seaports, government buildings, hotels, restaurants, shopping areas, and other areas where large crowds gather and Westerners frequent, as well as government, military, and Western convoys. Methods of attack can include car bombs, suicide bombers, individual attackers, and mortar fire, among others.

Civil unrest occurs throughout Somalia and can sometimes be violent.

Medical facilities across Somalia have limited capacity and are often nonexistent in rural areas.

Pirates are active in the waters off the Horn of Africa, especially in the international waters near Somalia.

The U.S. government has extremely limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Somalia due to the lack of permanent consular presence in Somalia.

Due to risks to civil aviation operating within or in the vicinity of Somalia, the Federal Aviation Administration has issued a Special Federal Aviation Regulation. For more information, U.S. citizens should consult the Federal Aviation Administration’s Prohibitions, Restrictions, and Notices.

Travel Advisory: South Africa

Date Issued: January 19, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health), N (Natural Disaster)

Reconsider travel to South Africa due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in South Africa due to crime, civil unrest, health, and drought.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for South Africa due to COVID-19.

South Africa has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed most transportation options and business operations, but most gatherings remain prohibited under the country’s current lockdown restrictions.

Violent crime, such as armed robbery, rape, carjacking, mugging, and "smash-and-grab" attacks on vehicles, is common. There is a higher risk of violent crime in the central business districts of major cities after dark.

Demonstrations, protests, and strikes occur frequently. These can develop quickly without prior notification, often interrupting traffic, transportation, and other services; such events have the potential to turn violent.

South Africa’s Western, Eastern, and Northern Cape Provinces are experiencing a severe drought. Water supplies in some areas may be affected. Residential water-use restrictions are in place in Cape Town and other municipalities.

Travel Advisory: South Korea

Date Issued: November 23, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Exercise increased caution to South Korea due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for South Korea due to COVID-19.

South Korea has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within South Korea. U.S. citizens are reminded that a mandatory 14-day quarantine remains in effect for inbound travelers.

Travel Advisory: South Sudan

Date Issued: March 22, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3: Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), T (Terrorism), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking), O (Other)

Reconsider travel to South Sudan COVID-19, crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and armed conflict.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Sudan due to COVID-19.

Sudan has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including private and international schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Sudan.

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 groups in Sudan may harm Westerners and Western interests through suicide operations, bombings, shootings, and kidnappings. They may attack with little or no warning, targeting foreign and local government facilities, and areas frequented by Westerners.

Demonstrations can occur with no warning. Recent demonstrations in Khartoum have been planned and peaceful with no police response. However, police and other security forces may respond to public demonstrations with violence. Foreigners could be targeted in reaction to national and international events.

Violence continues along the border between Chad and Sudan and areas that border South Sudan (including the disputed Abyei area). Armed opposition groups are active in Central Darfur state and parts of Blue Nile and South Kordofan states.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Sudan, as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization from the Sudanese government to travel outside of Khartoum. The U.S. Embassy requires U.S. government personnel in Sudan to use armored vehicles for official travel.

Travel Advisory: Spain

Date Issued: February 22, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Spain due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Spain due to terrorism and civil unrest.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Spain due to COVID-19.

Limited transportation options are available, and some businesses are operating, usually with significant restrictions. Entry restrictions or quarantine measures are in place for most U.S. citizen travelers.

Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Spain. 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.

Demonstrations are common. They may take place in response to political or economic issues, on politically significant holidays, and during international events.

Travel Advisory: Sri Lanka

Date Issued: February 1, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Sri Lanka due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Sri Lanka due to terrorism.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Sri Lanka due to COVID-19.

Sri Lanka has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets, shopping malls, government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, hospitals, and other public areas.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in remote areas.

Travel Advisory: Sudan

Date Issued: March 1, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3: Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), T (Terrorism), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking), O (Other)

Reconsider travel to Sudan due to COVID-19, crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and armed conflict.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not issued a Travel Health Notice for Sudan due to the lack of available COVID-19 data.

Sudan has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including private and international schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Sudan.

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 groups in Sudan may harm Westerners and Western interests through suicide operations, bombings, shootings, and kidnappings. They may attack with little or no warning, targeting foreign and local government facilities, and areas frequented by Westerners.

Demonstrations can occur with no warning. Recent demonstrations in Khartoum have been planned and peaceful with no police response. However, police and other security forces may respond to public demonstrations with violence. Foreigners could be targeted in reaction to national and international events.

Violence continues along the border between Chad and Sudan and areas that border South Sudan (including the disputed Abyei area). Armed opposition groups are active in Central Darfur state and parts of Blue Nile and South Kordofan states.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Sudan, as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization from the Sudanese government to travel outside of Khartoum. The U.S. Embassy requires U.S. government personnel in Sudan to use armored vehicles for official travel.

Travel Advisory: Suriname

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Suriname due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level 4 Travel Health Notice for Suriname due to COVID-19.

Suriname has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Travel Advisory: Sweden

Date Issued: August 5, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Sweden due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for the Sweden due to COVID-19.

Sweden has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Travel Advisory: Switzerland

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Switzerland due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for the Switzerland due to COVID-19.

Improved conditions have been reported within Switzerland.

Travel Advisory: Syria

Date Issued: April 6, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4: Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking), O (Other)

Do not travel to Syria COVID-19, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, armed conflict, and risk of unjust detention.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Syria due to COVID-19.

The U.S. Embassy in Damascus suspended its operations in February 2012. The Czech Republic serves as the protecting power for the United States in Syria. The U.S. government is unable to provide any emergency services to U.S. citizens in Syria.

Syria has experienced active armed conflict since 2011. No part of Syria is safe from violence. Kidnappings by armed groups, unjust arrests and/or detentions, the use of chemical warfare, shelling, and aerial bombardment of civilian centers pose significant risk of death or serious injury. The destruction of infrastructure, housing, medical facilities, schools, and power and water utilities has also increased hardships inside the country.

The U.S. government particularly warns private U.S. citizens against traveling to Syria to engage in armed conflict. U.S. citizens who undertake such activity face extreme personal risks, including kidnapping by armed groups, unjust arrests, injury, or death. The U.S. government does not support this activity. Our ability to provide consular assistance to individuals who are injured or kidnapped, or to the families of individuals who die in the conflict, is extremely limited.

Protests and demonstrations are quelled by government forces through aggressive tactics and protestors, activists, and political dissenters are routinely detained without access to legal representation or communications with friends and family.

Terrorist groups are active in Syria. Parts of Syria have experienced recent increases in incidents of bombings, IEDs, and assassinations. Fighting on behalf of or providing other forms of support to designated terrorist organizations, including ISIS and al-Qaeda affiliates, can constitute the provision of material support for terrorism, which is a crime under U.S. law that can result in penalties including prison time and large fines.

There is an ongoing risk of kidnapping and detentions of U.S. citizens and Westerners throughout the country. U.S. citizens remain a target. U.S. citizens are also targets of abduction and/or unjust detention by the Syrian government and while in detention do not have access to due process or medical attention. Government detention centers are known to be unsanitary facilities where widespread cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment of detainees has been documented, as well as torture and extrajudicial killings. Minors, persons with physical, sensory, or mental disabilities, and elderly have frequently been victims of unjust detention. The Syrian government has also been implicated in the enforced or involuntary disappearance of more than 100,000 citizens, including medical and humanitarian workers, journalists, human rights activists, political opposition, and additionally those suspected of affiliation with these groups and their family members. Note: Only the Syrian government can issue a valid entry visa to Syria. Failure to obtain a legitimate entry visa directly from the Syrian government could result in detention.

Due to risks to civil aviation operating within or in the vicinity of Syria, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) and/or a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR), which says that heightened military activity associated with the Syrian conflict may result in the risk of GPS interference, communications jamming, and errant long-range surface to air missiles straying into adjacent airspace within 200 nautical miles of the Damascus Flight Information Region. These activities may inadvertently pose hazards to civil aviation transiting the region. It also has the potential to spill over into the adjacent airspace managed by neighboring states and eastern portions of the Mediterranean Sea.

Travel Advisory: Taiwan

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 1 - Exercise Normal Precautions
Risk Indicator(s): None

Exercise normal precautions in Taiwan.

Taiwan is no longer impacted by restrictions due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Taiwan due to COVID-19.

Travel Advisory: Tajikistan

Date Issued: November 23, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Tajikistan due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Tajikistan due to terrorism.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Tajikistan due to COVID-19.

Tajikistan has resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Terrorists have targeted bicyclists and may target other places, such as residential areas, clubs and restaurants, places of worship, hotels, schools, outdoor recreation events, and other venues, although Government of Tajikistan facilities remain the most likely target. Facilities catering to westerners in Tajikistan present a heightened risk. Avoid large crowds and public transportation to the extent possible. Tourists should avoid activities that develop predictable patterns of movement. If documenting your travel on social media, please ensure your privacy settings are appropriately set.

Travel Advisory: Tanzania

Date Issued: March 1, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4 - Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), T (Terrorism), H (Health), O (Other)

Do not travel to Tanzania due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Tanzania due to crime, terrorism, and targeting of LGBTI persons.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for the Tanzania due to COVID-19. CDC compliant testing for COVID-19 is either not available or results are not always available within 3 calendar days of testing. Travelers should expect delays returning to the U.S.

For the duration of the pandemic, Tanzania has not implemented stay at home orders, nor limited transportation options or business operations.

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 examinations.

Travel Advisory: Thailand

Date Issued: March 1, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): U (Civil Unrest), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Thailand due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Thailand due to COVID-19.

Thailand's borders are still closed for all foreign nationals with few exceptions. Thailand has resumed domestic transportation options, (including airport operations) and business operations (including day cares and schools).

Reconsider travel to:

  • Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat, and Songkhla provinces due to civil unrest.

Travel Advisory: The Bahamas

Date Issued: January 25, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to The Bahamas due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions. Exercise caution in some areas of The Bahamas due to crime.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for the Bahamas due to COVID-19.

Travelers to The Bahamas may experience travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within The Bahamas due to COVID-19.

Country Summary: The vast majority of crime occurs on New Providence (Nassau) and Grand Bahama (Freeport) islands. In Nassau, exercise caution in the “Over the Hill” area (south of Shirley Street). Violent crime, such as burglaries, armed robberies, and sexual assault occur, but generally not in tourist areas. Activities involving commercial recreational watercraft, including water tours, are not consistently regulated. Watercraft are often not maintained, and many companies do not have safety certifications to operate in The Bahamas. Jet-ski operators have been known to commit sexual assaults against tourists. As a result, U.S. government personnel are not permitted to use independently operated jet-ski rentals on New Providence and Paradise Islands.

Travel Advisory: The Gambia

Date Issued: March 1, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health), O (Other)

Reconsider travel to The Gambia due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for The Gambia due to COVID-19.

The Gambia resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Exercise Increased Caution In:

  • The Gambia’s southern border area adjacent to Senegal’s Casamance region due to the potential presence of landmines.

Travel Advisory: Timor-Leste

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Timor-Leste due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Timor-Leste due to crime and civil unrest.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Timor-Leste due to COVID-19.

Timor-Leste has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Country Summary: Timor-Leste has seen isolated instances of police responding to protests with force and the use of tear gas. Stone throwing attacks on vehicles can occur during gang conflicts and periods of unrest. Gender-based violence is high in Timor-Leste, and sexual harassment is fairly common.

Travel Advisory: Togo

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking)

Reconsider travel to Togo due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Togo due to COVID-19.

Togo has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Reconsider Travel To:

  • Northern border region adjacent to Burkina Faso due to potential for terrorism and kidnapping.

Travel Advisory: Tonga

Date Issued: February 1, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Exercise increased caution in Tonga due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not issued a Travel Health Notice for Tonga due to lack of available COVID-19 data.

Tonga has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Travel Advisory: Trinidad and Tobago

Date Issued: March 16, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), T (Terrorism), H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking)

Reconsider travel to Trinidad and Tobago due to restricted travel options put in place to prevent COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Trinidad and Tobago due to crime, terrorism, and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Trinidad and Tobago due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Trinidad and Tobago may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Trinidad and Tobago due to COVID-19.

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.

Travel Advisory: Tunisia

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), H (Health), O (Other)

Reconsider travel to Tunisia due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Tunisia due to terrorism. Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Tunisia due to COVID-19.

Tunisia has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Tunisia.

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.

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 government to focus on combating terrorism, is in effect.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in some areas of Tunisia. U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel outside greater Tunis.

Travel Advisory: Turkey

Date Issued: August 26, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), H (Health), O (Other)

Reconsider travel to Turkey due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution when traveling to Turkey due to terrorism and arbitrary detentions. Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Turkey due to COVID-19.

Turkey has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations and reopening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Turkey. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Turkey.

Do not travel to:

  • Sirnak province, Hakkari province, and any area within six miles (ten kilometers) of the Syrian border due to terrorism. (Level 4)

Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Turkey. 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.

Security forces have detained tens of thousands of individuals, including U.S. citizens, for alleged affiliations with terrorist organizations based on scant or secret evidence and grounds that appear to be politically motivated. U.S. citizens have also been subject to travel bans that prevent them from departing Turkey. Participation in demonstrations not explicitly approved by the Government of Turkey, as well as criticism of the government (including on social media) can result in arrest.

Travel Advisory: Turkmenistan

Date Issued: October 5, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4 - Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health), O (Other)

Do not travel to Turkmenistan due to COVID-19. Reconsider travel to Turkmenistan due to Embassy Ashgabat’s limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Turkmenistan due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Turkmenistan may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, quarantine procedures, and other emergency conditions within Turkmenistan due to COVID-19.

Currently, international commercial flights have been suspended. Any special charter flights, including medical evacuation flights, must use Turkmenabat Airport, which is 290 miles by air and 385 miles by road from Ashgabat.

Travel Advisory: Turks and Caicos Islands

Date Issued: February 16, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4 - Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), H (Health)

Do not travel to the Turks and Caicos Islands due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions. Exercise increased caution in the Turks and Caicos Islands due to crime.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level 4 Travel Health Notice for the Turks and Caicos Islands due to COVID-19.

Travelers to the Turks and Caicos Islands may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within the Turks and Caicos Islands due to COVID-19.

Country Summary: The vast majority of crime occurs in Providenciales. Local medical care and criminal investigative capabilities are limited.

Travel Advisory: Tuvalu

Date Issued: February 1, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Tuvalu due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not issued a Travel Health Notice for Tuvalu due to lack of available COVID-19 data.

Tuvalu has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Travel Advisory: Uganda

Date Issued: March 16, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Uganda due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Uganda due to crime.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level 2 Travel Health Notice for Uganda due to COVID-19.

Uganda has resumed most internal transportation options, and the international airport is open for regular travel. Most business operations have resumed, however some day cares and schools remain closed. Other improved conditions have been reported within Uganda.

Violent crime, such as armed robbery, home invasion, kidnapping, and sexual assault, can occur at any time, especially in larger cities including Kampala and Entebbe. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious crime.

Travel Advisory: Ukraine

Date Issued: August 24, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health), O (Other)

Reconsider travel to Ukraine due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to crime and civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Ukraine due to COVID-19.

Ukraine has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools).

Do not travel to:

  • Crimea due to arbitrary detentions and other abuses by Russian occupation authorities.
  • The eastern parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, especially the non-government-controlled areas, due to armed conflict.

Crime targeting foreigners and property is common. Demonstrations, which have turned violent at times, regularly occur throughout Ukraine, including in Kyiv. Politically targeted assassinations and bombings have also occurred. There are reports of violent attacks on minority groups and police by radical groups.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prohibits U.S. civil aviation from flying in the Ukrainian Simferopol (UKFV) and Dnipropetrovsk (UKDV) Flight Information Regions. For more information, U.S. citizens should consult the Federal Aviation Administration’s Prohibitions, Restrictions and Notices.

Travel Advisory: United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Date Issued: August 17, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to the United Arab Emirates due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level 4 Travel Health Notice for the United Arab Emirates due to COVID-19.

The United Arab Emirates has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within the United Arab Emirates.

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.

Travel Advisory: United Kingdom

Date Issued: January 12, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to the United Kingdom due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to terrorism.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for the United Kingdom due to COVID-19.

Public transportation options are often limited but available. Businesses still operating do so under significant restrictions. Quarantine measures or entry requirements are in place for certain U.S. citizen travelers.

Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in the United Kingdom. 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.

There is also a risk of isolated violence by dissident groups in Northern Ireland, focused primarily on police and military targets.

Travel Advisory: Uruguay

Date Issued: December 14, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Uruguay due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to crime.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Uruguay due to COVID-19.

Uruguay has resumed limited transportation options (including reduced airline operations and some re-opening of borders for Uruguayan citizens and residents) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Uruguay.

Violent crimes, such as homicides, armed robberies, car jackings, and thefts have increased throughout the country and occur in urban areas frequented by U.S. government personnel, day and night. Criminals commonly travel in pairs on motorcycles to approach unsuspecting victims with a weapon and demand personal belongings. Armed criminals also target grocery stores, restaurants, financial centers, and small businesses, in which innocent bystanders are often victimized.

Travel Advisory: Uzbekistan

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Uzbekistan due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Uzbekistan due to COVID-19.

Uzbekistan has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Travel Advisory: Vanuatu

Date Issued: February 1, 2021
Travel Advisory Level: Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Exercise increased caution in Vanuatu due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not issued a Travel Health Notice for Vanuatu due to lack of available COVID-19 data.

Vanuatu has lifted stay at home orders and resumed business operations. Cargo flights, with limited outbound passenger service, and repatriation flights organized by the Vanuatu government are operating on an occasional basis.

Travel Advisory: Venezuela

Date Issued: October 30, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4 - Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking), O (Other)

Do not travel to Venezuela due to crime, civil unrest, poor health infrastructure, kidnapping, arbitrary arrest and detention of U.S. citizens, and COVID-19.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Venezuela due to COVID-19 and a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Venezuela due to Health Infrastructure Breakdown.

Country Summary: On March 11, 2019, the U.S. Department of State announced the withdrawal of diplomatic personnel from U.S. Embassy Caracas. All consular services, routine and emergency, are suspended until further notice. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Venezuela. U.S. citizens in Venezuela who require consular services should try to leave the country as soon as safely possible and contact a U.S. embassy or consulate in a neighboring country.

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. The United Nations Human Rights Council’s Fact-Finding Mission reported that the regime has engaged in thousands of extrajudicial killings.

There are shortages of food, electricity, water, medicine, and medical supplies throughout much of Venezuela. The CDC issued a Level 3 ‘Avoid Nonessential Travel’ notice on May 15, 2018 due to inadequate healthcare and the breakdown of the medical infrastructure in Venezuela.

Consular access to detained U.S. citizens is severely restricted and the U.S. government is highly unlikely to be granted access. Security forces have arbitrarily detained U.S. citizens for long periods. Venezuelan authorities may not notify the U.S. government of the detention of a U.S. citizen.

Travel Advisory: Vietnam

Date Issued: October 5, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Exercise increased caution in Vietnam due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Vietnam due to COVID-19.

Vietnam's borders are still closed for all foreign nationals with few exceptions. Vietnam has resumed most domestic transportation options (including airports) and business operations (including day care centers and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Vietnam. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on the current extent of travel disruptions and testing/quarantine requirements for inbound travelers, as well as other information on COVID-19 in Vietnam.

Travel Advisory: Yemen

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 4: Do Not Travel
Risk Indicator(s): T (Terrorism), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health), K (Kidnapping/Hostage Taking), O (Other)

Do not travel to Yemen due to COVID-19, terrorism, civil unrest, health risks, kidnapping, armed conflict, and landmines.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Yemen due to COVID-19.

The U.S. Embassy in Sana’a suspended its operations in February 2015, and the U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Yemen.

Terrorist groups continue to plot and conduct attacks in Yemen. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting public sites, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities. Additionally, there is a continuing threat of kidnapping/detention by terrorists, criminal elements, and/or non-government actors. Employees of western organizations may be targeted for attack or kidnapping.

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 medical care. This instability often hampers the ability of humanitarian organizations to deliver critically needed food, medicine, and water. Critical levels of violence, to include armed conflict, artillery shelling, and air strikes, persist throughout the country. There are also reports of landmines throughout Yemen.

Cholera is present throughout Yemen. There is a limited availability of medicine and medical supplies, and adequate medical treatment is unavailable.

There is a very high risk of kidnapping, and detention of U.S. citizens in Yemen, particularly dual national Yemeni-Americans. Rebel groups in Sana’a have detained U.S. citizens, including dual Yemeni-American citizens. U.S. citizens, including dual nationals, have faced difficulty – including lengthy delays – when attempting to depart Yemen.

Due to risks to civil aviation operating within or in the vicinity of Yemen, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a 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.

Travel Advisory: Zambia

Date Issued: August 5, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Zambia due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Zambia due to COVID-19.

Zambia has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Travel Advisory: Zimbabwe

Date Issued: August 6, 2020
Travel Advisory Level: Level 3 - Reconsider Travel
Risk Indicator(s): C (Crime), U (Civil Unrest), H (Health)

Reconsider travel to Zimbabwe due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Zimbabwe due to crime and civil unrest.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Zimbabwe due to COVID-19.

Zimbabwe has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Violent crime, such as assault, carjacking, and home invasion, is common. Smashing the windows of cars with the intent to steal, which can harm the driver or passengers, is also common.

Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.

Travel.State.Gov: The U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs

The Bureau of Consular Affairs, also known as just Consular Affairs or CA, is a division within the United States Department of State. Their mission is to safeguard U.S. citizens traveling abroad and to serve their interests.

Travel Advisory System Replaced Travel Alerts and Warnings System

Consular Affairs provides data to make citizens aware of the risks they may encounter during international travel. They give data so people can make educated evaluations of what to do regarding the risks they may encounter during international travel.

Prior to January 2018, Consular Affairs gave travel risks through their Travel Alerts and Warnings system however; the system has now been replaced.

As of January 10, 2018, Consular Affairs now broadcasts the potential risks in traveling to international destinations through their Travel Advisory system.

More Information from Travel.State.Gov

Travelers may check the newly updated State Department Travel Advisory page for more information on their next destination or view this PDF for the complete list of countries together with their rankings. They can also try the Department of State’s color–coded map for a more interactive experience.

To receive alerts and updates on countries that are relevant to travel plans, travelers can enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrolment Program (STEP). The Department of State highly recommends enrolling in case of emergencies, such as terrorist attacks or natural disasters within the U.S. territories, as alerts will be made available to citizens through the STEP.

The United States of America has diplomatic relations with about 180 countries, and is maintaining a total of 250 embassies and consulates around the globe. Below you will find embassy information for most countries with a level 4 travel advisory.

U.S. Embassy & Consulate Locations

AFGHANISTAN

U.S. Embassy Kabul
Address: Great Massoud (Airport) Road, Kabul, Afghanistan
Telephone: 0700-108-001 or 0700-108-002
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: 0700-108-001
Fax: (00 93) (0) 700-108-564 or (0)202-300-546
Email: [email protected]

The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan is located in Kabul. The embassy is focused on promoting consular ties between the United States of America and Afghanistan while expanding trade and combating risks such as terrorism, crime, and narcotics to ensure the welfare of U.S. citizens in the country.

The U.S. Public Affairs Office in Kabul offers information on how life is in both the United States and Afghanistan. They also provide activities and opportunities for cultural exchange between the two countries.

At present, the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan is John Bass. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 27, 2018 and was appointed in December of 2017.

With Afghanistan’s current political climate, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul is in a tight situation with regards the provision of complete emergency assistance to its citizens, especially to those outside of Kabul.

Stay informed on Afghanistan’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

ALGERIA

U.S. Embassy Algiers

Address: 5 Chemin Cheikh Bachir Ibrahimi, El-Biar, 16030 Algiers, Algeria
Telephone: +(213) 770-08-2000
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(213) 770-08-2200
Fax: 0770-08-2064
Email: [email protected]

The U.S. Embassy in Algeria is in Algiers. The consulate offers a variety of services for U.S. citizens in the country from the usual visas and documents process, cultural exchange information and activities, to emergency assistance for serious situations of abduction, arrest, death, and violent crimes towards its citizens. However, note that services are all by appointment which is mostly every Mondays and Wednesdays and avoid carrying a lot during the visit to the consulate due to the scarcity of storage available in the premises.

The United States of America’s Embassy in Algeria is being led by Ambassador John Desrocher. He was appointed in 2017 immediately after serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Egypt and Maghreb Affairs from September 2014 to August 2017.

Algeria is currently facing threats of terrorism due to the situations of its neighbor countries spilling over the territory. U.S. citizens are highly advised to steer clear of the eastern and southern borders, and to avoid any travel to the Sahara Desert as the U.S. government will be unable to arrange for complete emergency assistance outside of Algiers due to the restrictions that the Algerian government imposed on U.S. government employees.

Stay informed on Algeria’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

BANGLADESH

U.S. Embassy Dhaka

Address: Madani Avenue, Baridhara, Dhaka, 1212, Bangladesh
Telephone: +(88) (2) 5566-2000
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(88) (2) 5566-2000
Fax: +(88) (2)5566-2907<
Email: [email protected]

The U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh is located in Dhaka. U.S. citizens in the country are assisted by the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit with regards to any emergency or non-emergency citizenship concerns. The team offers a full-range of information and services that ensure Americans’ wellbeing in the country while maintaining the diplomatic relationship between the United States of America and Bangladesh.

Walk-ins are not allowed for any service. Appointments must be made online to be allowed entry in the premises. To schedule an appointment, click here.

Currently being spearheaded by Ambassador Marcia Bernicat who was appointed on February 4, 2015, the consulate is open every Sunday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. As with some Muslim countries, Bangladesh follows a workweek different from the rest of the world to give time for their mosque visits and prayer hours.

Stay informed on Bangladesh’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

BURKINA FASO

U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou

Address: Secteur 15, Ouaga 2000, Avenue Sembène Ousmane, Rue 15.873, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Telephone: +(226) 25-49-53-00

Emergency Telephone: +(226) 25-49-53-00

Fax: (226) 25-49-56-23

Email [email protected]

The U.S. Embassy in Burkina Faso is in Ouagadougou. The United States of America and Burkina Faso is presently on good terms after some strains in the past due to the their involvement in arms trading and other illegal dealings during Compaoré’s leadership. The U.S. office re-opened in the country in 2013 under its mission team in Senegal. At present, the United States’ aim to assist Burkina Faso in its mission of democratization, and promotion of sustainable economic development.

The Ouagadougou Office is led by Ambassador Andrew Young, who was appointed by the Senate on September 28, 2016, and Deputy Chief of Mission David Young who took office in September 2015. The consulate is open on Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, and half-day on Friday from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm. The team offers a variety of citizenship and consular services, with non-emergency requests subject to appointment scheduling prior the visit. U.S. citizens or Burkinabes can either call the office hotline or schedule online.

Burkina Faso is currently under some threats of terrorism and the U.S. Department of State advises its citizens to reconsider travel in the country, as much as possible. Avoid the northern Sahel region, and around the borders shared with Niger and Mali as terrorist groups are very likely to execute attacks and kidnappings in the area. U.S. government employees were given restrictions in this area, which makes the government's reach to provide support to its citizens rather limited in case of emergency.

Stay informed on Burkina Faso’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

BURUNDI

U.S. Embassy Bujumbura

Address: Avenue Des Etats-Unis, Bujumbura, Burundi

Telephone: +(257) 22-20-7000

Emergency Telephone: +(257) 79-938-841

Fax: +(257) 22-24-3467

Email [email protected]

The U.S. Embassy in Burundi is located in Bujumbura. The diplomatic relationship between the two countries began in 1962 after Burundi gained its independence from Belgium. Burundi have experienced numerous violent political periods but the United States remained by its side and continues to support the country’s advocacy for a stable and peaceful nation based on democratic values.

Spearheaded by Ambassador Anne Casper, the consulate offers routine citizenship and consular services and assistance to Burundians and U.S. citizens living or traveling in Burundi. The embassy is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. All non-emergency assistance requests such as passport processing, issuance, and document authorization are available by appointment only. Register online for an appointment. Keep note that the embassy in Burundi is close every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month due to administrative reasons.

At present, Burundi has Level 3 overall security rank due to widespread crime and violence in the country. U.S. citizens are advised against any unnecessary travel in the country. Travel restrictions were laid to U.S. government employees to better ensure their safety while on deployment but at the same time restricting the office to give emergency support to its citizens especially outside Bujumbura.

Stay informed on Burundi’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

CAMEROON

U.S. Embassy Yaounde

Address: Avenue Rosa Parks.P.O. Box 817, Yaounde, Cameroon

Telephone: +(237) 22220-1500

Emergency Telephone: +(237) 22220-1500

Fax: +(237) 22220-1572

Email [email protected]

Embassy Branch Office, Douala, Cameroon

Address: Corner of Rue Ivy and Rue French, Ecobank Building, Bonanjo, Douala, Cameroon

Telephone: +(237) 23342-5331, + (237) 23342-0303

Emergency Telephone: +(237) 23342-5331, +(237) 23342-0303

Fax: +(237) 23342-7790

There are two U.S. Embassies in Cameroon, one is located in Yaounde and another in Douala. The diplomatic relationship between the United States of America and Cameroon was established after the latter’s independence from France in 1960. The two countries have had some misunderstandings in the past due certain political and social differences, but continued to work together for the best interest of Cameroonians and U.S. citizens.

At present, Peter Henry Barlerin is the U.S. Ambassador heading the offices in Cameroon. He was appointed on December 20, 2017 following his service with the U.S. Department of State as Deputy Assistant Secretary (Bureau of African Affairs). The embassy offers all possible consular services and assistance, and is open Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, except on U.S. and local holidays, and every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.

Cameroon is currently experiencing an increase in criminality and terrorism in the country. The U.S. Department of State encourages its citizens to exercise increased caution when visiting and, if possible, to avoid the northern, eastern, western, and Adamawa regions as the U.S. government has very limited authority and reach in the said areas.

Stay informed on Cameroon’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

U.S. Embassy Bangui

Due to the Central African Republic’s current situation, the operations in the U.S. Embassy in Bangui is on shutdown at the moment.

All consular and citizenship concerns in the Central African Republic are directed to the Yaounde office in Cameroon.

U.S. Embassy Yaounde

Address: Avenue Rosa Parks.P.O. Box 817, Yaounde, Cameroon

Telephone: +(237) 22220-1500

Emergency Telephone: +(237) 22220-1500

Fax: +(237) 22220-1572

Email [email protected]

The Central African Republic is currently in the Level 4 rank of the U.S. Travel Advisory. U.S. citizens are advised not to travel to the country. The situation continues to deteriorate rapidly and the U.S. government has limited capacity to provide complete and timely assistance to its citizens in the area, in case of emergency.

Stay informed on the Central African Republic’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

CHAD

U.S. Embassy N’Djamena

Address: Chagoya Roundpoint, B.P. 413, N'Djamena, Chad

Telephone: +235 22 51 50 17

Emergency Telephone: +235 63 51 78 00

Fax: 235 22 53 91 02

Email [email protected]

The U.S. Embassy in Chad is located in N’Djamena. The diplomatic ties between Chad and the United States of America aim to foster peace and stability after Chad’s long history of internal conflict and terrorism spilling over from its neighbor countries. The relationship was established in 1960 after Chad’s independence from France.

Through Ambassador Geeta Pasi and her office, the United States of America continues to encourage Chad towards restoration and provide bilateral assistance to improve Chad’s security and stability. The U.S. consulate in Chad is open from Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm and it offers a full-range of consular assistance and information to both Chadians and U.S. citizens.

Stay informed on Chad’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

COLOMBIA

U.S. Embassy Bogota

Address: Calle 24 Bis No. 48-50, Bogotá, D.C. Colombia

Mailing address: Carrera 45 No. 24B-27 Bogotá, D.C. 110111 Colombia

Telephone: +(57) (1) 275-2000

Emergency Telephone: +(57) (1) 275-4021

Email [email protected]

U.S. Consular Agency in Barranquilla

Address: Centro Empresarial las Americas 1, Calle 77B No. 57-141, Suite 511

Telephone: (5) 353-2001 or (5) 353-2182

Emergency Telephone: +(57) (1) 275-2701

Email [email protected]

The U.S. Embassy in Colombia has two offices: one in Bogota and another in Barranquilla. The United States – Colombia ties began in 1822 following Colombia’s independence from Spain. Despite being one of the oldest democratic countries in South America since its liberation from the Spanish colonization, Colombia has had a difficult past due to drugs and arms dealing in the country. The diplomatic relations between the two countries aim to promote prosperity and good governance in Colombia in the years to come for the advancement of the U.S. – Colombian public.

Both consulates in Colombia are led by Ambassador Kevin Whitaker, who took office on April 28, 2014. The two offices offer a variety of citizenship and consular services to Colombians and U.S. citizens residing or traveling in the country and are open Monday through Friday, except on local and U.S. holidays. All services offered in the Barranquilla office are by appointment only. Appointments are made by calling or emailing the consulate.

Safety and security in Colombia is currently at Level 2, urging heightened caution and vigilance from U.S. citizens and avoidance of certain parts of the country where the U.S. government is unable to provide assistance and support in case of emergency, such as Antioquia, Valledupar, Pasto, Monteria, and Cali, to name a few. Click here for the complete list of high risk departments.

Stay informed on Colombia’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

U.S. Embassy Kinshasa

Address: 310 Avenue des Aviateurs, Kinshasa, Gombe

Telephone: +(243) 97-261-6145

Emergency Telephone: +(243) 081-556-0151

Email [email protected]

The U.S. Embassy in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is in Kinshasa. The bilateral relationship between the Democratic Republic of Congo and the United States of America goes back to 1960 following Congo’s liberation from Belgium.

At present, the two countries are working together to improve its cultural, economic, and political relations while ensuring peace and the security of Congolese and U.S. citizens living and working in Congo (DRC). Led by Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, Jennifer Haskell, the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa offers a varied menu of routine citizenship services and assistance. The office is open daily, with full hours from Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 5:15 pm, and half day every Friday from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm. All non-emergency services are available by appointment only while emergency services such as arrests, deaths, and medical crises are entertained immediately or walk in (if applicable).

The U.S. Department of State warns of the incessant civil unrest and increasing criminality in the country. U.S. citizens are advised to reconsider travel in the DRC and if travel is inevitable, avoid the danger zones such as the three Kasai provinces: Kasai Oriental, Kasai Central, Kasai Occidental, and the country’s eastern regions. These areas are where the U.S. government’s authority and reach is scarce that any possible support in cases of emergency will be difficult.

Stay informed on the Democratic Republic of Congo’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

EGYPT

U.S. Embassy Cairo

Address: Consular Section 5, Tawfik Diab Street, Garden City, Cairo, Egypt

Telephone: +(20) 2-2797-3300

Emergency Telephone: +(20) 2-2797-3300

Fax: +(20) 2-2797-2472

Email [email protected]

The U.S. Embassy in Egypt is located in Cairo and is currently under the direction of Chargé d’Affaires Thomas H. Goldberger, who was appointed in June 2017, while still serving as Chief of Mission. He holds both positions at present and, together with his people, perseveres in promoting U.S. policy and ensuring the safety and wellbeing of U.S. citizens in Egypt while providing assistance to Egypt despite the sporadic disagreements between the two countries due to political and social differences.

The consulate is open from Sunday to Wednesday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and is closed every Thursday, as well as U.S. and local holidays. Note that the only visitors with appointment will be allowed entry and they should not be late for more than 15 minutes on the schedule appointment day to avail of the meeting. To schedule an appointment, click here.

The office also has a strict phone call rule with regards emergency and non-emergency requests. Non-emergency request calls will not be received and calls which are not deemed an emergency by the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit will be disengaged.

At present, Egypt is troubled by terrorism and civil unrest; with that, the U.S. Department of State advises its citizens to exercise increased caution when in the country and refrain from visiting the Sinai Peninsula and the border regions.

Stay informed on Egypt’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

EL SALVADOR

U.S. Embassy San Salvador

Address: Final Boulevard Santa Elena Sur, Urbanización Santa Elena, Antiguo Cuscatlan, La Libertad, San Salvador, El Salvador

Telephone: +(503) 2501-2999

Emergency Telephone: +(503) 2501-2999

Fax: +(503) 2278-6020

Email [email protected]

The U.S. Embassy in El Salvador is in San Salvador. The United States of America and El Salvador began its bilateral relations in 1863 after El Salvador’s emancipation from Spanish rule. The two countries have since relished a strong partnership with mutual commitment on economic development, democracy, and rule of law.

Ambassador Jean Elizabeth Manes spearheads the U.S. office in San Salvador. She has served under four presidents and was appointed by the Senate as Ambassador to El Salvador on December 9, 2015.

The San Salvador office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, excluding all U.S. and local holidays, and 1st Friday of each month. All emergency and non-emergency services offered by this office are being handled by the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit under the Consular Section, except for visa and immigration inquiries. Individual appointments are required from all applicants regardless if the service being requested is for a group. Click here to schedule an appointment.

Stay informed on El Salvador’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

ERITREA

U.S. Embassy Asmara

Address: 179 Alaa Street, P.O. Box 211, Asmara, Eritrea

Telephone: (291) 1-120-004

Emergency Telephone: +(291)1-120-004

Fax: +(291) 1-124-255 and +(291) 1-127-584

Email: [email protected]

The U.S. Embassy in Eritrea is located in Asmara. Eritrea and the United States of America established its diplomatic ties in 1993, soon after Eritrea’s separation from Ethiopia. At present, Eritrea is experiencing a multitude of internal turmoil, and political dissidents putting a lot of strain on its ties with different countries including the United States. Nonetheless, the U.S. government continues operations in the country and is hoping for regional stability and to eventually help pull Eritrea out of its disputes with neighbor countries Djibouti and Ethiopia.

The consulate in Asmara is being led by Joseph P. O'Neill as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim. All routine consular services such as notarials, document authentications, birth and death certificates, passport processing, voting information, and tax concerns are processed by the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit of the Consulate Section at the Asmara site.

With Eritrea’s current condition, extra caution is requested from all U.S. citizens intend to visit the country. The U.S. Department of State also advises against any travel to the Eritrean – Ethiopian border due to the ongoing tension, and in remote areas because of the presence of unexploded landmines.

Stay informed on Eritrea’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

ETHIOPIA

U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa

Address: Entoto Street, PO Box 1014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Telephone: (+251-11-130-6000

Emergency Telephone: 011-130-6000

Fax: + 251-11-124-2435 and +251-11-124-2419

Email: [email protected]

The U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia is located in Addis Ababa. The diplomatic relations between the United States and Ethiopia were established in 1903. The treaty of commerce was signed to preserve and strengthen the cordial relationship between the two countries.

At present, Ambassador Michael Raynor directs the Addis Ababa office. The embassy offers a wide range of consular services including passport and citizenship requirements, notarial services, and emergency assistance on arrest, death, crime, or financial needs of U.S citizens in Ethiopia. The office is open Monday to Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; except on U.S. and local holidays.

The American Citizens Services (ACS) unit handles all citizenship requests in Ethiopia but requires a pre-set appointment for all non-emergency services to ensure efficient and organized service. To schedule an appointment, click here.

Stay informed on Ethiopia’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

FRENCH GUIANA

U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Address: Kristalstraat 165, Paramaribo, Suriname

Telephone: (597) 472-900 ext. 2237

Emergency Telephone: (597) 710-1112

Email: [email protected]

The U.S. Embassy for French Guiana is located in Paramaribo, Suriname. French Guiana is part of the three Guianas: Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. The office is headed by Ambassador Edwin Nolan, who took office in December 2015, and is focused on the preservation of the country’s rich and colorful culture while maintaining the friendly relations between the three Guianas and the United States of America. The Paramaribo office has a full-range of citizenship service offerings for U.S. citizens in the Guianas and is open every day, Monday to Friday, from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, excluding U.S. and local holidays.

All non-emergency services in the Paramaribo office are by appointment only. Appointments are scheduled online via the Consular Affairs page. Note that in 2012, all immigrant visa request service and assistance operations were moved to the U.S. Embassy Georgetown office in Guyana.

Stay informed on French Guiana’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

HAITI

U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince

Address: Boulevard du 15 Octobre, Tabarre 41, Route de Tabarre, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Telephone: +(509) 2229-8000

Emergency Telephone: +(509) 2229-8000

Fax: +(509) 2229-8027

Email: [email protected]

The U.S. Embassy in Haiti is located in Port-au-Prince. It was in 1804 that the United States of America formed its diplomatic ties when Haiti was emancipated from France. The two countries aim to alleviate poverty in Haiti through sustainable means while at the same time promote democracy and respect for human rights in the country. Ambassador Michele Sison and her office aim to stay true to these missions while ensuring the wellbeing and safety of U.S. citizens in Haiti.

The consulate offers a menu of varied emergency and non-emergency assistance to U.S. citizens through The American Citizens Services (ACS) unit. It is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 in the morning until 3:30 in the afternoon.

Haiti is currently in the Level 3 list of the new U.S. Travel Advisory ranking. This level is given to countries that pose a significant threat to the lives of U.S. citizens abroad. With that, the U.S. State Department strongly encourages its citizens to reconsider travel in Haiti at the moment, until crime and insurgencies in the country have calmed.

Stay informed on Haiti’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

HONDURAS

U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa

Address: Avenida La Paz, Tegucigalpa M.D.C., Honduras

Telephone: +(504) 2236-9320 or +(504) 2238-5114

Emergency Telephone: +(504) 2238-5114 or +(504) 2236-9320, extension 4100

Fax: +(504) 2238-4357

Email: [email protected]

U.S. Consular Agent – San Pedro Sula

Address: Banco Atlantida Building, 11th Floor, across from the Central Park, San Pedro Sula

Telephone: 2238-5114, ext. 4400

Email: [email protected]

The United States has two offices in Honduras, one is the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa and a Consular Agent in San Pedro Sula. Both offices are headed by Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Heide B. Fulton, who is the Deputy Chief of Mission in Honduras since September 2016, and assumed the role – Chargé d’Affaires a.i. in June 2017.

The embassy in Tegucigalpa operates from 7:30 am to 11:00 am, Monday through Friday, while the office in San Pedro Sula is open in the afternoon, at 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Monday through Thursday. The two offices offer all citizenship and consular services by appointment for most non-emergency assistance requests while notary services are accepted even without an appointment.

Honduras is currently experiencing a steady increase in criminal activities, so the U.S. government is advising its citizens to reconsider travel in the country.

Stay informed on Honduras’ security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

IRAQ

U.S. Embassy Baghdad

Address: Al-Kindi Street, International Zone, Baghdad, Iraq

Telephone: 0760 -030-3000

Emergency Telephone: 301-985-8841, ext. 4293 or 2413 (U.S. dial numbers that ring in Baghdad)

Fax: +(964) 770-443-1286 or +(964) 770-030-4888 from the U.S. or 0770-443-1286 or 0770-030-4888 from within Iraq

Email: [email protected]

U.S. Consulate General Erbil

413 Ishtar, Ankawa Erbil, Iraq

Telephone: From Iraq: 066-211-4554, From the United States: 240-264-3467 and then extension 4554

After Hours emergencies and on weekends (Friday, Saturday & Holidays):

From Iraq: 066-211-4000 and ask to speak with the Duty Officer

From the United States: 240-264-3467 and ask to speak with the Duty Officer

Email: [email protected]

U.S. Consulate General Basrah

Basrah, Iraq (near Basrah International Airport)

The U.S. Embassy in Iraq operates in three offices; with the main in Baghdad, a consulate in Erbil, and in Basra. The bilateral relationship between the two countries was established in 1930 with the signing of the Anglo American-Iraqi Convention. The United States of America and Iraq have withstood a lot together, but continue to be strategic allies focused on U.S. assistance to Iraq’s long-term growth, democracy, trade, and governance.

Ambassador Douglas Silliman heads the U.S. Mission in Iraq. He assumed office on September 1, 2016, after serving as he U.S. Ambassador in Kuwait.

A variety of emergency and non-emergency citizenship services are available in the Baghdad office. However, due to the current situation in Iraq, the office is only open three days a week, mainly for non-emergency requests, every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. All routine services are by appointment only and can be scheduled here. Visitors will not be entertained without an appointment.

The U.S. Consulate General Erbil, on the other hand, is the office that serves Dohuk, Halabja, Erbil, and Sulaimaniya – the four provinces of the Kurdistan Region. Led by Consul General Ken Gross, the office operates from Sunday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Given its location in Erbil, this office mainly deals with Emergency Assistance requests.

Located in the south of Iraq, the U.S. Consulate General in Basrah is currently on shut down. Consular routine service requirements from this area must be directed to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

The present volatile situation in Iraq due to insurgencies and terrorism, placed it in the Level 4 ranks of the new U.S. Travel Advisory system. With that, the U.S. State Department advises its citizens against any travel to Iraq for the time being until the risks within and surrounding the country have been contained. U.S. citizens are particularly discouraged to travel in the Kurdistan Regional Government region to avoid kidnapping, injury, arrest, and other legal fines.

For serious emergency situations such as abduction, serious injury, or death, contact the embassy immediately through the hotlines of the Iraqi office, or 911.

Stay informed on Iraq’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

ISRAEL

U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv

Address: 71 Hayarkon Street, Tel Aviv, Israel 63903

Telephone: +(972) (3) 519-7575

Emergency Telephone: +(972) (3) 519-7551

Fax: +(972) (3) 516-4390, or 516-0315

Email: [email protected]

The United States operates in three offices in Israel: U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv, U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem, U.S. Consular Agency – Haifa. The ties between the United States of America and Israel began in 1949 following Israel’s independence on May 14, 1948. The United States was the first country to acknowledge Israel’s liberation and the two countries have since remained reliable allies to each other.

Currently leading the promotion of U.S. welfare and strengthening of the US’s bilateral relationship with Israel is Ambassador David Melech Friedman. All three of his offices are committed to serving U.S. citizens in Israel and offer a wide-range of consular and citizenship services. However, each one is location specific, providing support only to visitors who are residing within their city limit. Jerusalem processes requests from Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza; Haifa for residents of the Haifa area; and regions outside the above mentioned are directed to the Tel Aviv office. All requests are by appointment only except for emergency assistance requests.

The consulates are open Monday to Friday, excluding U.S. and local holidays, and the 1st Wednesday of every month.

Stay informed on Israel’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

JORDAN

U.S. Embassy Amman

Address: Al-Umayyaween Street, Abdoun neighborhood, Amman 11118, Jordan

Telephone: +(962) (6) 590-6000

Emergency Telephone: +(962) (6) 590-6500

Fax: +(962) (6) 592-4102

Email: [email protected]

The U.S Embassy in Jordan is located in Amman. The United States of America and Jordan have a six decade-long diplomatic relationship since its establishment in 1949. The two countries remain strong partners to each other despite all the complexities surrounding the Middle East.

Led by Chargé d’Affaires Henry Wooster, the embassy in Amman provides various consular and citizenship information and assistance to both Jordanian and U.S. citizens in Jordan. All routine services are handled by the Consular Section of the embassy during business hours every Sunday to Thursday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. The office is closed on every last Thursday of the month, and during U.S. and local holidays. Services are by appointment only and can be scheduled through the American Citizens Service Appointment page.

Jordan on its own is a peaceful and calm country; the volatile situation in its neighbor countries however, disturbs the assurance of utter security in the land. The U.S. Department of State encourages its citizens to exercise a high degree of caution when visiting Jordan and refrain from traveling to the regions close to its borders with Syria and Iraq.

Stay informed on Jordan’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

KENYA

U.S. Embassy Nairobi

Address: United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya

Telephone: +(254) (20) 363-6451

Emergency Telephone: +(254) (20) 363-6170

Email: [email protected]

The U.S. Embassy in Kenya is located in Nairobi. The ties between the two countries were established in 1964, immediately after Kenya’s independence on December 1963. The United States of America and Kenya have long relished an amicable and strategic alliance – which is being continued by Ambassador Robert Godec as he currently leads the Nairobi office.

All consular emergency and non-emergency services are handled by the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit under the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya. Appointments are requested at the U.S. Department of State website. Depending on the services being requested, make sure that all necessary documents are prepared before scheduling.

The U.S. Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid travel in the Kenya- Somalia border due to terrorism, and the areas of Mombasa and Eastleigh due to heightened crime, especially at night.

Stay informed on Kenya’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

LEBANON

U.S. Embassy Beirut

Address: Jmeil Street, Awkar, Beirut, Lebanon

Telephone: +(961) 4-542600 - 543600

Emergency Telephone: +(961) 4-543600

Fax: +(961) 4-544209

Email: [email protected]

The U.S. Embassy in Lebanon is in Beirut. The United States of America and Lebanon have had an eventful history together since the establishment of their diplomatic ties in 1833. Nonetheless, the two countries continue to endure and keep the relationship despite the outside factors that sporadically create rifts between the two.

Elizabeth Richard is the currently U.S. Ambassador in Lebanon. She was appointed in May 17, 2016, following her almost three years of service as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for U.S. Assistance. The consulate in Beirut offers a varied menu of emergency and non-emergency services. They entertain requests from Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, except during U.S. and local holidays. Emergency situations, however, are accommodated regardless of the standard business hours.

Currently, Lebanon is facing numerous internal and external security threats that endanger both locals and U.S. citizens in the country. The U.S. Department of State advises against any travel to Lebanon particularly in the regions close to the borders with Syria and Israel.

Stay informed on Kenya’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

LIBYA

U.S. Embassy Tunis

Address: North East Zone, Les Berges du Lac, 1053 Tunis, Tunisia

Telephone: +(216) 71-107-000, press 0 and ask for the Libya Office consular officer.

Emergency Telephone: +(216) 71-964-360

Fax: +(961) 4-544209

Email: [email protected]

The U.S. Embassy in Libya used to be in Tripoli. The U.S. government decided to suspend its operations due to the volatile and unpredictable situation in the country. The United States of America and Libya established their diplomatic relations in 1951 succeeding Libya’s independence. The two countries worked together until Libya’s authoritarian ruler, Muammar Gaddafi, began funding terrorism activities against the United States in 1979. The United States retaliated by severing its diplomatic ties with Libya and since then, the relationship between the two deteriorated further.

The U.S. Department of State seriously advises all of its citizens who are still in Libya to evacuate immediately and avoid any more travel to the country. Libya is currently one of the Level 4 countries in the new U.S. Travel Advisory system due to widespread crime, civil unrest, terrorism, and armed conflict.

At present, all consular services for U.S. citizens in Libya are entertained in the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia. The office is open Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Emergency consular requests are handled by the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit the whole day, by appointment; but calls are entertained only from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.

Stay informed on Libya’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

MAURITANIA

U.S. Embassy Nouakchott

Address: 288, rue 42-100, (rue Abdallaye), BP 222, Nouakchott, Mauritania

Telephone: +(222) 4525-2660

Emergency Telephone: +(222) 3662-8163

Fax: (222) 4525-1592

Email: [email protected]

The U.S. Embassy in Mauritania is located in Nouakchott. The United States of America and Mauritania had a cordial relationship following Mauritania’s independence in 1960. The two had a short hiatus when Mauritania broke ties with the United States during the Six-Day War in 1967. Two years later, the diplomatic relationship was restored, but was again challenged in the late 1980s until the 1990s due to Mauritania’s aggravating internal turmoil and participation in slavery and human rights abuses.

The two countries are now back in friendly relations, with the United States supporting Mauritania’s transition to democracy. Under the direction of Chargé d’Affaires Irvin Hicks Jr., the Nouakchott office is working to better the economic, political, and cultural relations between Mauritania and the United States while ensuring the wellbeing and safety of Mauritians and U.S. citizens in the country.

The office offers a myriad of emergency and non-emergency services to assist U.S. citizens in any consular or citizenship needs they may have while in Mauritania. Open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Fridays from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Mauritania is currently facing a number of threats, so the U.S. government is advising its citizens to reconsider all travel to Mauritania. Stay informed on Mauritania’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

MALI

U.S. Embassy Bamako

Address: ACI 2000, Rue 243, Porte 297, Bamako, Mali

Telephone: +(223) 2070-2300

Emergency Telephone: +(223) 2070-2340

Fax: (222) 4525-1592

Email: [email protected]

The U.S. Embassy in Mali is located in Bamako. Presently under the direction of Ambassador Paul Folmsbee, the office aims to stick and continue with the missions set by the two countries as it preserves the strong alliance they have long been experiencing.

The consulate offers U.S. citizens in Mali all emergency and non-emergency services through the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit that operates five (5) days a week; whole day every Monday to Thursday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, and half day on Fridays from 7:30 am to 11:30 am. Note that the embassy is close during U.S. and local holidays.

Mali is currently in the U.S. Do Not Travel list for U.S. citizens due to the aggravating situation of crime and terrorism within and outside of the country. The U.S. government will not be able to provide emergency assistance to its citizens in certain parts of Mali as even U.S. government employees are given restrictions to ensure their safety.

Stay informed on Mali’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

MEXICO

U.S. Embassy Bamako

Address: Paseo de la Reforma 305, Colonia Cuauhtemoc, Mexico, D.F., Mexico C.P., 06500

Telephone: 011-52-55-5080-2000

Emergency Telephone: 01-55-5080-2000, ext. 0

Fax: 011-52-55-5080-2201

Email: [email protected]

The United State has one U.S. Embassy, nine Consulate General, and ten Consular Agent offices in Mexico:

Consulates

U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juárez

Address: Paseo de la Victoria #3650, Fracc. Partido Senecu, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México

Telephone: (011) (52) (656) 227-3000

Emergency Telephone: (01) (656) 227-3000 (within Mexico) / 227-3000 (within Ciudad Juarez) / 011- 52 (656) 227-3000 (from US)

Email: [email protected]

U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara

Address: Progreso 175, Col. Americana, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Telephone: (01-33 ) 3268-2100 (from Mexico) / 011-52-33-3268-2100 (from US)

Emergency Telephone: (01-33) 3268-2145 (from Mexico) / 011-52-33-3268-2145 (from U.S)

Fax: (01-33 ) 3826-6549 (from Mexico) / 011-52-33-3826-6549 (from US)

Email: [email protected]

U.S. Consulate General Hermosillo

Address: Monterrey #141 entre las calles, Rosales y Galeana, Col. Esqueda, C.P. 83000, Hermosillo, Sonora, México

Telephone: 01-662-289-3500 (from Mexico) / 011-52-662-289-3500 (from US)

Emergency Telephone: 044-662-256-0741 (local calls) / 045-662-256-0741 (within Mexico) / +52-1-662-256-0741 (international)

Email: [email protected]

U.S. Consulate General Matamoros

Address: Calle Primera #2002, Colonia Jardín, Matamoros, Tamaulipas, México 87330

Telephone: 011-52-(868)-812-4402

Emergency Telephone: (01) (868) 812 44 02 (within Mexico) / 812 44 02 (within Matamoros) / 011-52-868 812 44 02 (from US)

Fax: 52 868 816- 08 83 (within Mexico) / 816-08-83 (within Matamoros) / 011-52-868 816 08 83 (from US)

Email: [email protected]

U.S. Consulate General Merida

Address: Calle 60 No. 338-K x 29 y 31, Col. Alcala Martin Merida, Yucatan, Mexico 97050

Telephone: From the U.S. 011-52-999-942-5700 / within Mexico 01-999-942-5700 / within Merida 942-5700

Emergency Telephone: 011-52-999-942-5700 (from the US) / 01-999-942-5700 (within Mexico) / 942-5700 (within Merida)

Fax: 011-52-999-942-5758 (from the US)

Email: [email protected]

The Consulate in Merida provides consular services for the three Mexican states of Yucatan, Quintana Roo, and Campeche.

U.S. Consulate General Monterrey

Address: Ave. Constitución 411 Pte. Monterrey, Nuevo León. México 64000

Telephone: (81) 8047-3100

Emergency Telephone: (81)8362-9126 (from Mexico) / 011-52-1-81-8362-9126 (from the US)

Fax: (81) 8342-5433

Email: [email protected]

U.S. Consulate General Nogales

Address: Calle San José s/n Fraccionamiento los Alamos, C. P. 84065 Nogales, Sonora, Mexico

Telephone: (52)-(631)-311-8150

Emergency Telephone: (521)-(631)-318-0723

Fax: (52)-(631)-313-4652

Email: [email protected]

U.S. Consulate General Nuevo Laredo

Address: Calle Allende 3330, Col. Jardin, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

Telephone: From Mexico: (867) 714-0512, ext. 3128 (If calling from the US, dial 01152 before the number)

Emergency Telephone: 01-55-5080-2000 ext. 0

Fax: (867) 714-0512, ext. 3197 (from Mexico) / 011-52-867-714-0512, ext. 3197 (from US)

Email: [email protected]

U.S. Consulate Tijuana

Address: Paseo de las Culturas s/n, Mesa de Otay, Delegación Centenario C.P. 22425, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Telephone: (664) 977-2000 (Dialing from the U.S. 011-52 + phone number)

Emergency Telephone: 001 (619) 692-2154 (from Mexico) / (619) 692-2154 (from the US)

Email: [email protected]

Consular Agencies

U.S. Consular Agent - Acapulco

Address: Hotel Continental Emporio, Costera M. Alemán 121 - Office 14, Acapulco, Gro. 39670, Mexico

Telephone: (011)(52)(744) 481-0100 or (011)(52)(744) 484-0300

Emergency Telephone: Please contact the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City.

Fax: (52) (744) 484-0300

Schedule: Monday – Friday: 9:00am. – 2:00pm.

U.S. Consular Agent – Los Cabos

Address: Las Tiendas de Palmilla L-B221, Km. 27.5 Carretera Transpeninsular, San José del Cabo, B.C.S. 23406, Mexico

Telephone: (624) 143-3566

Emergency Telephone: Please contact the U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana.

Schedule: Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

U.S. Consular Agent – Cancun

Address: Blvd. Kukulcan Km 13 ZH, Torre La Europea, Despacho 301, Cancún, Quintana Roo, México

Telephone: (011)(52)(999) 942-5700

Emergency Telephone: Please contact the U.S. Consulate General in Merida.

Fax: (998) 883-1373

Email: [email protected]

Schedule: Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm (appointment is required for all services)

U.S. Consular Agent - Cozumel

Telephone: (011)(52)(999) 942 5700

Emergency Telephone: Please contact the U.S. Consulate General in Merida.

A U.S. Consular Agent only serves the island of Cozumel.

U.S. Consular Agent – Mazatlán

Address: Playa Gaviotas No. 202, Zona Dorada, Mazatlán, Sinaloa 82110, México

Telephone: (011)(52)(818) 047-3145

Emergency Telephone: Please contact the U.S. Consulate General in Hermosillo.

Email: [email protected]

Schedule: Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

U.S. Consular Agent - Oaxaca

Address: Macedonio Alcala No. 407, Office 20, Oaxaca, Oax. 68000, Mexico

Telephone: (011)(52)(951)514-3054 or (011)(52)(951) 516-2853

Emergency Telephone: Please contact the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City.

Fax: (52) (951) 516-2701

Schedule: Monday – Thursday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

U.S. Consular Agent – Piedras Negras

Address: Abasolo #211, Local #3 Centro, 26000 Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico

Telephone: (011)(52)(878) 782-5586 or (011)(52)(878) 782-8664

Emergency Telephone: Please contact the U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo.

Fax: (52) (878) 782-8707

Schedule: Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Email: [email protected]

U.S. Consular Agent - Playa del Carmen

(An extension of the Consulate in Merida)

Address: Plaza Progreso, Local 33, Carretera Federal Puerto Juarez-Chetumal, Mz. 293 Lt1., Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo C.P. 77710

Phone: (52)(999) 942-5700

Schedule: Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (appointment is required for all services)

E-mail: [email protected]

U.S. Consular Agent - Puerto Vallarta

Address: Paseo de Los Cocoteros 85 Sur Paradise Plaza - Local L-7, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit C.P, Mexico

Telephone: (011)(52)(322) 222-0069

U.S. Consular Agent - San Miguel de Allende

Address: Dr. Hernandez Macías No. 72, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico

Telephone: (011)(52)(81) 8047-3145

Emergency Telephone: Please contact the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City.

Fax: (52) (415) 152-1588

Schedule: Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Email: [email protected]

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico is located in Mexico City. It is the main of the nine consulates and ten agencies that that the United States have in Mexico. Ambassador Roberta Jacobson heads all the U.S. offices in the country. She was appointed on April 28, 2018 after serving as the Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere Affairs from 2012 to 2016.

All the embassy and consulates in Mexico is composed of various sections working together to ensure the safety and wellbeing of U.S. citizens in the country and preserve the good ties with the host country and its people. A variety of consular services are available in all the U.S. office in Mexico with usual business hours from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, but may vary depending on some local event where the consulate is located. Refer to the embassy and consulate list for the exact business hours of each office.

Currently, the increased criminality all over Mexico has increased the risks posed to visitors that the U.S. State Department encourages its citizens to exercise increased caution when visiting the country.

Stay informed on Mexico’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

NIGER

U.S. Embassy Niamey

Address: Rue des Ambassades, P.O. Box 11 201, Niamey, Niger Republic

Telephone: +(227) 20-72-26-61

Emergency Telephone: +(227) 20-72-31-41 or 99-49-90-66

Email: [email protected]

The U.S. Embassy in Niger is in Niamey. The diplomatic relationship between the United States and Niger began in 1960, soon after the latter’s liberation from France. The United States’ intention for Niger is to help improve the country’s stability in terms of politics and economy, as well as promote human rights and good governance.

Aside from working on improving the social, political, and cultural relations of Niger and the United States, the embassy is also focused on the wellbeing and security of U.S. citizens in Niger due to the increasing threats of crime and terrorism in the country. The U.S. government’s efforts and mission in Niger are being directed by Ambassador Eric Whitaker.

Whitaker and his office offer a full range of emergency and non-emergency assistance that they usually accommodate from Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm and 8:00 am to 1:00 pm on Fridays. The embassy is closed during U.S. and local holidays but during emergency situations, U.S. citizens will be accommodated regardless of the standard business hours; simply call the embassy emergency hotlines. All non-emergency services are by appointment only and can be scheduled on the American Citizen Services page.

Note that the U.S. government has limited ability to provide support and assistance to its citizens in Niger, particularly the remote and rural areas of the country.

Stay informed on Niger’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

NIGERIA

U.S. Embassy Abuja

Address: 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central District Area, Abuja, Nigeria

Telephone: +(234)(9) 461-4328

Emergency Telephone: +(234)(9) 461-4000

Email: [email protected]

U.S. Consulate General Lagos

Address: 2 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

Telephone: +(234)(1) 460-3600

Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(234)(1) 460-3400

Fax: +(234)(1) 261-2218

Email: [email protected]

The main U.S. Embassy in Nigeria is located in Abuja while another consulate is in Lagos. Ambassador W. Stuart Symington spearheads U.S. missions in Nigeria with the help of Deputy Chief of Mission David Young, and Consul General F. John Bray, who heads the Lagos office.

The U.S. offices in Nigeria provide consular and citizenship services to U.S. citizens in Nigeria through the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit of the Consular Section. Services range from passport processing and renewals, notarials, document authentications, as well as assistance on deaths abroad, arrests, abduction, and serious violence. The ACS operates on weekdays from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm; except on Fridays when office hours are only until 11:30 am, and U.S and local holidays. All non-emergency services are by appointment only to ensure efficient and organized service.

U.S. citizens are encouraged to reconsider travel to Nigeria due to the escalating security risk in the region brought by crime, terrorism, and piracy.

Stay informed on Nigeria’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

NORTH KOREA

Embassy of Sweden Pyongyang

Address: Munsu-Dong District, Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Telephone: +(850) (2) 3817 485 (reception)

Emergency Telephone: 24/7: From within the U.S. 1-888-407-4747 / From outside the US

1-202-501-4444

Fax: +(850) (2) 3817 663

Email: [email protected]

The United States of America does not hold any consulate in North Korea as the two countries do not have a diplomatic or consular relationship. With that, the United States has no means to provide support and assistance to its citizens in North Korea regardless of the severity of the situation. The U.S. Department of State strongly advises its citizens to refrain from traveling to North Korea as the North Korean government have the tendency to arbitrarily arrest and detain U.S. citizens without notifying the U.S. government.

All support and consular services to U.S. citizens in North Korea goes through the Embassy of Sweden in Pyongyang.

PAKISTAN

U.S. Embassy Islamabad

Address: Diplomatic Enclave, Ramna 5 Islamabad, Pakistan

Telephone: +(92)(51) 201-4000 or +(92)(51)201-5000

Emergency Telephone: 24/7: +(92)(51) 201-4000

Fax: +(92)(51) 282-2632

Email: [email protected]

Consulates

U.S. Consulate General Karachi

Address: Plot 3-5 New TPX Area, Mai Kolachi Road, Karachi, Pakistan

Telephone: +(92)(21) 3527-5000

Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(92)(21) 3527-5000

Fax: +(92)(21) 3561-2420

Email: [email protected]

U.S. Consulate General Lahore

Address: 50, Shahrah-e-Abdul Hameed Bin Badees, Lahore, Pakistan

Telephone: +(92)(42) 3603-4000

Fax: +(92)(42) 3603-4212

Email: [email protected]

U.S. Consulate General in Peshawar

Address: 11 Hospital Road, Peshawar Cantt.20

Telephone: +(92)(91) 526-8800

Fax: +(92)(91) 527-6712

The U.S. Embassy in Pakistan is located in Islamabad while three other consulates are scattered in Karachi, Lahore, and Peshawar. The bilateral relations between Pakistan and the United States were established on October 20, 1947 following Pakistan’s independence. At present, the relationship between the two countries is on life support after Pakistan’s foreign minister opted to attend the meeting with Russia, China, and Turkey instead of its scheduled visit to Washington late last year.

Nonetheless, the U.S. government continues ties, support, and operation in Pakistan under the leadership of Ambassador David Hale.

All U.S. offices in Pakistan provide citizenship services and consular assistance to U.S. citizens via the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit Pakistan. Open from Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, except on U.S. and local holidays.

With the current situation in Pakistan and its neighbor countries, the U.S. government continues to advise its citizens to reconsider travel in the country.

Stay informed on Pakistan’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

PERU

U.S. Embassy Lima

Address: Avenida La Encalada cdra. 17 s/n, Surco, Lima 33, Peru

Telephone: +(51)(1) 618-2000

Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(51)(1) 618-2000

Fax: +(51)(1) 618-2724

Email: [email protected]

Consulates

U.S. Consular Agency - Cusco

Address: Av. El Sol 449, Suite #201, Cusco, Peru

Telephone: +(51)(84) 231-474

Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(51) 984-621-369

Fax: +(51)(84) 245-102

Email: [email protected]

The United States has an embassy and a consulate in Peru. The offices are in charge of the consular services in the country and performs all consulate duties to both citizens of Peru and the United States. The diplomatic relations between the two nations was established in 1826, but it was in 1920 that the embassy in Peru was inaugurated.

Office hours start at 8:00 am and end at 4:00 pm, Mondays to Fridays, except for U.S. and Peruvian holidays. The consulate services U.S. citizens with non-emergency concerns such as passport renewal, federal benefits, and social security. Passport processing is available via appointment and the office is open from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. Emergency assistance concerns are accepted by email during business hours or via their hotline after business hours. Visa appointments are accepted for both immigrants and non-immigrants. Applicants can secure their slots through the embassy’s website.

In August 3, 2017, Krishna R. Urs obtained the position of the United States Ambassador in Peru. Urs has notable contributions as Charge d’Affaires in Bolivia and as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States of America Embassy in Madrid, among others.

Travelers and locals who travel during the night are advised to exercise utmost caution due to crimes. Drug trafficking is also prominent in a number of areas such as the Valley of the Rivers Apurimac, Ene, and Mantaro (The VRAEM).

Stay informed on Peru’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

PHILIPPINES

U.S. Embassy Manila

Address: 1201 Roxas Boulevard, Manila, Philippines 1000

Telephone: +(63) (2) 301-2000 x2246 and x2567

Emergency Telephone: +(63) (2) 301-2000 x0

Fax: +(63) (2) 301-2017

Email: [email protected]

Consulates

U.S. Consular Agency - Cebu City

Address: Ground Level, Waterfront Hotel, Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines 6000

Telephone: (63)(32) 231-1261

Emergency After-Hours Telephone: Please contact the U.S. Embassy in Manila: +(63)(2) 301-2000 x0

Fax: +(63) (32) 231-0174

Email: [email protected]

Strong diplomatic ties between the two countries is exemplified by the involvement of the U.S. with the different functions of the Philippine government: political, military, and administrative. The embassy was erected in the country’s capital, Manila, and has offices to cater to diplomatic issues such as the Department of Veterans Affairs for veterans residing in the Philippines, and the Department of Justice Attaché that is focused on settling criminal affairs.

The United States of America has an embassy and a consular agency in the Philippines that accommodates all consular and citizenship needs of U.S. citizens in the country. All concerns are entertained through the embassy hotline (+632) 301-2000 during office hours 7:30 am to 4:30 pm from Mondays to Thursdays, except on U.S. Federal and Philippine holidays. Passport and citizenship concerns are entertained by booking an appointment on the U.S. Embassy website, while walk-ins are accepted for emergency passport services such as lost and stolen passports. U.S. Citizens who need immediate assistance can contact the emergency hotline (+632) 301-2000 ext. 2246 or 2567. Visa applications can be accomplished by setting an appointment online.

The U.S. Embassies in the Philippines are headed by Ambassador Sung Kim. Kim started office as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines in 2016 after being the U.S. envoy in the Republic of Korea. His contributions to international affairs encompass his involvements as the Special Representative for North Korea Policy, and as the Special Envoy for the Six-Party Talks with the level of Ambassador.

Geographically, natural disasters (e.g. typhoons and volcanic events) may occur and terrorism is a major issue being addressed in some parts of the country. Increased caution is advised by the U.S. government.

Stay informed on the Philippines’ security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

SOUTH SUDAN

Embassy of Sweden Pyongyang

Address: Munsu-Dong District, Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Telephone: +(850) (2) 3817 485 (reception)

Emergency Telephone: 24/7: From within the U.S. 1-888-407-4747 / From outside the US

1-202-501-4444

Fax: +(850) (2) 3817 663

Email: [email protected]

The consulate in Juba was established in 2005, the same year when a decades-long civil war reached a peace agreement. Years later, in 2011, when South Sudan gained liberty from Sudan, the US-South Sudan diplomatic relations progressed to Embassy level.

Situated in the capital, the U.S. Embassy in South Sudan offers services to U.S. Citizens Mondays to Thursdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and on Fridays from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, excluding South Sudan and U.S. holidays. Non-emergency transactions are received only by booking an appointment using the embassy website, including passport-related concerns and document authentication services. Walk-ins are accepted for emergency cases, such as lost passports, on Mondays from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. Visas are currently unavailable at the U.S. Embassy in South Sudan. Applicants are advised to set an appointment at the U.S Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.

The U.S. Embassy in South Sudan is led by Michael K. Morrow who assumed office as the Charge D’affaires in August 2017. His notable works in international affairs include being the Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and later becoming the Chief of Staff to the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS.

Armed conflicts are prevalent in the country with clashes among political and ethnic groups with which the South Sudanese can easily gain access to firearms and other weapons. The U.S. Embassy recommends civilians to avoid traveling to South Sudan.

Stay informed on South Sudan’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

SUDAN

U.S. Embassy Khartoum

Address: Kilo 10, Soba, Khartoum, Sudan

Telephone: +249-187-0-22000

Emergency Telephone: +249-187-0-22000

Email: [email protected]

The U.S. Embassy in Sudan located in Khartoum, is responsible for all consulate-related concerns in the country. Located in Khartoum, one of the embassy’s primary mission in Sudan is to foster better bilateral relations between the two countries.

Office hours of the embassy are from Sundays to Thursdays 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, excluding Sudanese and U.S. holidays. For all consular services, including emergency passport processing concerns, U.S. citizens are requested to book an appointment using the online system. Depending on the visa type applied for, certain documents are mandatory, and for all visa applications, setting an appointment is required.

Inquiries may be routed to the email addresses specified on the website. Issues and concerns that need immediate attention are entertained by the embassy hotline (+249)187022000.

Appointed as the Chargé d'Affaires in Sudan, Steven Koutsis had performed duties as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Burkina Faso and as team Leader of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in one of the provinces in Iraq prior to his current position.

Sudan is currently conflicted with terrorism and civil unrest. With that, the U.S. Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider entering Sudan. At present, even U.S. government officials are restricted from travelling outside Khartoum.

Stay informed on Sudan’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

SAUDI ARABIA

U.S. Embassy Riyadh

Address: Abdullah Ibn Hudhafah As Sahmi Street, Roundabout no. 9, Diplomatic Quarter, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Telephone: +(966) (11) 488-3800

Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(966) (11) 488-3800

Fax: (966) (11) 488-7670

Email: [email protected]

Consulates

U.S. Consulate General Dhahran

Address: Between KFUPM and King Abdulaziz Airbase, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Telephone: +(966) (13) 330-3200

Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(966) (13) 330-3200

Fax: (966) (13) 330-6816

Email: [email protected]

U.S. Consulate General Jeddah

Address: Falasteen Street intersecting with Al-Andalus Street, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Telephone: +(966) (12) 667-0080

Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(966) (12) 667-0080

Fax: (966) (12) 669-3098

Email: [email protected]

Common interests fuel the strengthened ties of the United States and Saudi Arabia, with diplomatic relations that started as early as 1940. Primarily located in Jeddah, the U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia was transferred to Riyadh in 1952. Aside from the Embassy, the United States has two more Consulate General offices in the country that are situated in Jeddah and Dhahran.

The Embassy and Consulates General offices are open daily from Sunday to Thursday, except during Saudi and U.S. holidays. Appointments are mandatory for visa applications. Visa interviews at the Embassy are entertained during business days for non-immigrants (8:00 am – 11:00 am) and immigrants (12:30 pm – 3:00 pm); Jeddah is open for visa interviews from 7:00 am – 11:30 am, Sundays-Thursdays. Passport applications should be completed on the Embassy website prior to the in-person interview. Duty officers are available 24/7 for emergency-related concerns, and the ACS units can be contacted in Riyadh (+966 11 4883800), Jeddah (+966 12 6670080) and Dhahran (+966 13 3303200).

Christopher Henzel is in charge of the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh. Prior to his appointment, he had immersed himself in Arab and Muslim countries where he served as Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé in Bahrain, and head of the Mosul provincial reconstruction office. Henzel, alongside Rachna S. Korhonen and Matthias Mitman, are the consulate generals for Dhahran and Jeddah, respectively.

Travel to Saudi Arabia requires increased caution as terrorist groups are present along the border shared with Yemen. Chances of attacks in public areas are very likely while armed groups in Yemen continue to plot and prepare missiles that may enter Riyadh and Jeddah.

Stay informed on Saudi Arabia’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

SOMALIA

U.S. Embassy Kenya

Address: United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya

Telephone: (254) (20) 363-6000

Emergency After-Hours Telephone: (254) (20) 363-6170

Fax: (254) (20) 363-6410

Email: [email protected]

The United States of America currently does not have any form of diplomatic institution in the country due to the ongoing conflicts. From 1960 to 1991, the U.S. Embassy stood in its capital, Mogadishu. The start of the Somali Civil War, however, marked the cessation of the Embassy compound.

Consulate services cease to exist as of writing; hence, U.S. Citizens in Somalia are advised to visit the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya or Djibouti.

Instated as the United States Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Somalia, Stephen M. Schwartz leads the diplomatic mission in the country. Prior to his assignment as an ambassador in June 2016, Schwartz was the Deputy Chief of Mission in Lusaka, Zambia, and acted as the deputy director of the East Asian and Pacific Affairs.

Events of violence, including terrorism, are widespread throughout the country. Piracy is also common in the waters surrounding Horn of Africa. Private U.S. Citizens and travelers are warned to avoid passing through Somalia.

Stay informed on Somalia’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

SYRIA

U.S. Embassy Amman

Address: Al-Umayyaween Street, Abdoun neighborhood, Amman 11118, Jordan

Telephone: +(962) (6) 590-6000

Emergency Telephone: +(962) (6) 590-6500

Fax: +(962) (6) 592-4102

Email: [email protected]

U.S. Embassy Beirut

Address: Jmeil Street, Awkar, Beirut, Lebanon

Telephone: +(961) 4-542600 - 543600

Emergency Telephone: +(961) 4-543600

Fax: +(961) 4-544209

Email: [email protected]

U.S. Embassy Prague

Address: Tržiště 15, 118 01 Praha 1 - Malá Strana, Czech Republic

Telephone: +(420) 257-022-000

Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(420) 257-022-000

Fax: +(420) 257-022-809

Email: [email protected]

The U.S. Embassy in Damascus, Syria has been suspended until further notice since February 2012.

Consulate services for locals and U.S. Citizens are unavailable in the country. The U.S. Interests Section of the Czech Embassy is accessible in Damascus where U.S. passport applications and requests for citizenship are being entertained. Note that consular services in this area is limited and may require more processing time; thus, it is suggested to visit the nearest embassies in Amman, Jordan or Beirut, Lebanon. For visas, Syrians may route their applications to the U.S. Embassies in Jordan or Lebanon, and an in-person interview is mandatory. Emergency consular services should be directed to the embassies in the neighboring countries as the Czech Embassy in Syria does not offer assistance to concerns requiring immediate attention.

Michael Ratney was appointed in July 2015 as the Special Envoy of the United States of America to Syria. Prior to his appointment, Ratney’s work in the international affairs includes having served as the U.S. Consul General in Jerusalem, and as the Spokesman for the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, with the primary focus on the Middle East countries’ U.S. foreign policies.

Extremism is common in Syria. The U.S. government does not suggest traveling to Syria as the current situation in the country poses major security and safety issues.

Stay informed on Syria’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

TUNISIA

U.S. Embassy Tunis

Address: North East Zone, Les Berges du Lac, 1053 Tunis, Tunisia

Telephone: +(216) 71-107-000

Emergency After-Hours Telephone: 71-107-000, press 0 and ask for the duty officer

Fax: +(216) 71964-360

Email: [email protected]

The United States and Tunisia have been celebrating 200 years of strong bilateral relations since the country’s establishment in 1797. Primarily solidified with The Treaty of Peace and Friendship, both nations have mutually expressed support during each country’s proclamations of independence: United States in 1776 and Tunisia in 1956. The U.S. Embassy in Tunisia is located in Les Berges du Lac, Tunis.

The embassy is open Mondays to Thursdays, excluding Tunisian and U.S. holidays, from 8:00 am to 4:45 pm in winter, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm on summers, and 8:00 am to 3:00 pm during Ramadan. Non-urgent, citizenship-related, tax filing, and document authentication services are offered by the consulate. Passport processing transactions require filing an appointment prior to the embassy visit; filing for emergency cases is possible without an appointment. Duty officers are available by contacting (+216) 71-107-000. The office is also accepting visa applications by appointment and is answering visa inquiries over the phone (+216) 74 61 78 20, from Mondays to Thursdays at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. There are information sessions on leadership and corruption conducted by the embassy. See embassy website for more details.

Ambassador Daniel H. Rubinstein is the United States Ambassador to Tunisia since 2015. Rubinstein’s credentials include his appointment as U.S. Special Envoy to Syria and his contributions in international affairs in Jerusalem, Jordan and Egypt, among others.

Terrorism is present in Tunisia. The U.S. Department of State recommends U.S. and non-U.S. civilians to exercise caution when in the country. Especially avoid crossing the Libyan border due to progressing civil unrest.

Stay informed on Tunisia’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

TURKEY

U.S. Embassy Ankara

Address: 110 Atatürk Blvd.m Kavaklidere, 06100 Ankara, Turkey

Telephone: +(90) (312) 455-5555

Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(90) (312) 455-5555

Fax: +(90) (312) 466-5684

Contact American Citizen Services Ankara

Consulates

U.S. Consulate General Istanbul

Address: Poligon Mahallesi, Sarıyer Caddesi No: 75, İstinye 34460 Sarıyer- Istanbul, Turkey

Telephone: +(90)(212) 335-9000

Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(90)(212) 335-9000

Fax: +(90) (212) 335-9102

Contact American Citizen Services Istanbul

U.S. Consulate Adana

Address: Girne Bulvari No. 212, Güzelevler Mahallesi, Yüreğir, Adana, Turkey

Telephone: +(90)(322) 455-4100

Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(90)(322) 455-4100

Fax: +(90)(322) 455-4141

Contact American Citizen Services Adana

U.S. Consular Agent - Izmir

Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(90) (312) 455-5555

Email: [email protected]

The main U.S. Embassy in Turkey is located in Ankara. Aside from it, the United States also maintains three more consulates in the country, placed in Istanbul, Adana, and Izmir. The American-Turkish diplomatic relations has long started since the 18th century, and was cemented with the Economic and Technical Cooperation agreement in 1927.

American Citizen Services (ACS) units in Turkey are available Mondays through Fridays from 7:45 am to 4:30 pm. The office honors requests for visa, passport and citizenship applications. Passport processing services, unless urgent, are expected to be filed using the online Passport Wizard prior to the in-person visit at the Embassy. Reports for emergencies involving U.S. Citizens can be relayed via phone number (+90) 212 335 9000 outside of office hours. The ACS unit, however, is not accepting queries for both non-immigrant and immigrant visas. Citizens applying for visas may contact +90 (850) 390-2884 for inquiries.

Philip Kosnett is the appointed Chargé d’Affaires by the United States in Turkey and was previously the Deputy Chief of Mission in Ankara. Mainly focused on political reconciliation and security cooperation, his career took him to Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, The Netherlands, Uzbekistan, Japan, and Iceland. With these, he became a recipient of prestigious awards such as Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service, and the Department of the Army Medal for Outstanding Civilian Service.

Travelers in Turkey are cautioned of suspicious activities and unexpected attacks in public venues due to terrorism. The U.S. Department of State warns its citizens to avoid taking part on huge public gatherings and to exercise necessary precautions when traveling.

Stay informed on Turkey’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.

VENEZUELA

U.S. Embassy Caracas

Address: Calle F con Calle Suapure, Urb. Colinas de Valle Arriba, Caracas, Venezuela 1080

Telephone: +(58) (212) 975-6411

Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(58) (212) 907-8400

Fax: +(58) (212) 907-8199

Email: [email protected]

Consulates

U.S. Consular Agent - Maracaibo

Address: Calle 77 (5 de Julio) Con Avenida 3F No. 3F-13, Sector Valle Frío, Maracaibo, Venezuela

Telephone: Please contact the U.S. Embassy in Caracas +(58) (212) 907-8400

Emergency After-Hours Telephone: Please contact the U.S. Embassy in Caracas +(58) (212) 907-8400

Fax: +(58) (212) 907-8199

Email: [email protected]

The United States holds two offices in Venezuela, one is the U.S. Embassy Caracas, and the other is the U.S. Consular Agent-Maracaibo. Diplomatic relations between United States and Venezuela achieved embassy status in 1939. Based in Caracas, the embassy compound comprises of the different agencies that focus on upholding and deepening the ties between the two countries. The consulate caters to all regions of Venezuela.

The embassy is open Mondays through Fridays at 08:00 am to 05:00 pm, excluding Venezuelan and U.S. Holidays. U.S. Citizens may contact the American Citizen Service (ACS) unit during office hours by calling (+58) 212-975-6411; however, calls and inquiries received past business hours and during holidays are received by the Embassy Duty Officer (+58) 212-907-8400.

Consular services include, but are not limited to: citizenship, passports processing, and visa applications. Passport and visa applicants are required to book an appointment online. Venezuelan citizens are entitled to the Visa Waiver Program that enables them to visit the U.S. for 90 days without a visa. U.S. Citizens with lost passports are encouraged to visit the embassy from 08:00-10:30am; citizens who are in or are knowledgeable of situations requiring immediate attention, such as emergency financial assistance, abductions, and legal custodies, are requested to notify the embassy by contacting (+58) 212-907-08400.

The honorable Todd Robinson is the United States Chargé d’Affaires in Venezuela. Robinson has been involved with foreign diplomatic affairs as he was the U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala from 2014 to 2017 prior to his current assignment.

Crimes and arbitrary arrests happen in Venezuela. As much as possible, U.S. Citizens should employ safety measures when traveling in and out of the country.

Stay informed on Venezuela’s security situation through the updates on the U.S. government alerts and messages page.