U.S. State Alerts

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to Burundi due to political tensions, political and criminal violence, and the potential for civil unrest.This replaces the Travel Warning dated November 15, 2016.The political situation in Burundi is tenuous, and there is sporadic violence throughout the country, including frequent [...]
Fri, Jun 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against travel to remote areas of Algeria due to the threat of terrorist attacks and kidnapping. This replaces the Travel Warning for Algeria dated December 13, 2016. While violence has reduced significantly in recent years, terrorist groups remain active in some [...]
Wed, Jun 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risk of travel to Colombia. U.S. citizens should exercise caution, as violence linked to domestic insurgency, narco-trafficking, crime, and kidnapping occur in some rural and urban areas. This replaces the previous travel warning dated April 5, 2016. Organized [...]
Fri, Jun 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Iraq.Travel within Iraq remains very dangerous, and the ability of the Embassy to assist U.S. citizens facing difficulty is extremely limited. This supersedes the Travel Warning dated January 31, 2017. U.S. citizens in Iraq are at high risk [...]
Wed, Jun 14, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Ethiopia due to the potential for civil unrest and arbitrary detention since a state of emergency was imposed in October 2016.The Government of Ethiopia extended the state of emergency on March 15, 2017, and there continue to [...]
Tue, Jun 13, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Burkina Faso, and recommends they avoid travel to the northern part of the Sahel region, and exercise caution in the rest of Burkina Faso, due to continuing threats to safety and security, including terrorism.The ability of the [...]
Wed, Jun 07, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of ongoing tensions and potential terrorist activity throughout Chad. U.S. citizens should avoid all travel to the border regions, particularly the Lake Chad region, and exercise extreme caution elsewhere in the country. U.S. Embassy personnel are subject to restrictions when traveling in [...]
Tue, Jun 06, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the Hurricane and Typhoon Seasons in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico.Hurricane and Typhoon Season will last through November 2017, though most tropical cyclones typically develop between May and October. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [...]
Mon, Jun 05, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to the Central African Republic (CAR) due to an unpredictable security situation subject to rapid deterioration, the activities of armed groups, and violent crime.We urge U.S. citizens who are in CAR to consider departing. U.S. citizens in CAR who require [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to the Central African Republic (CAR) due to an unpredictable security situation subject to rapid deterioration, the activities of armed groups, and violent crime.We urge U.S. citizens who are in CAR to consider departing. U.S. citizens in CAR who require [...]
Fri, May 26, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of traveling to Haiti due to its current security environment and lack of adequate medical facilities and response, especially in the areas of Petionville and the storm-damaged southern peninsula departments of Grand Anse and Sud. This replaces the [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of traveling to Haiti due to its current security environment and lack of adequate medical facilities and response, especially in the areas of Petionville and the storm-damaged southern peninsula departments of Grand Anse and Sud. This replaces the [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all non-essential travel to Pakistan.This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning dated April 12, 2017.Consular services provided by the American Embassy in Islamabad, the Consulate General in Karachi, and the Consulate General in Lahore are often limited due to the security environment. [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all non-essential travel to Pakistan.This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning dated April 12, 2017.Consular services provided by the American Embassy in Islamabad, the Consulate General in Karachi, and the Consulate General in Lahore are often limited due to the security environment. [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Yemen because of the high security threat level posed by ongoing conflict and terrorist activities.The Department of State updated this Travel Warning in October 2016 to reflect concerns regarding detentions of U.S. citizens by armed groups in Sanaa, [...]
Wed, May 10, 2017, Continue reading at the source