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United Arab Emirates - Level 4: Do Not Travel

3 days 5 hours ago

Do not travel to the United Arab Emirates due to COVID-19.  Reconsider travel due to the threat of missile or drone attacks.

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC's specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 and related restrictions and conditions in the United Arab Emirates.

The possibility of attacks affecting U.S. citizens and interests in the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula remains an ongoing, serious concern.  Rebel groups operating in Yemen have stated an intent to attack neighboring countries, including the UAE, using missiles and drones. Recent missile and drone attacks targeted populated areas and civilian infrastructure.

Due to risks to civil aviation operating within the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman region, including the United Arab Emirates, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an advisory Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) and/or a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR). For more information U.S. citizens should consult the Federal Aviation Administration’s Prohibitions, Restrictions and Notices.

Read the country information page.

If you decide to travel to the UAE:

Last Update: Reissued with updates to security information.

Liberia - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

4 days 5 hours ago

Exercise increased caution in Liberia due to COVID-19, crime, civil unrest, and upcoming bicentennial celebrations.

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Liberia due to COVID-19, indicating a moderate level of COVID-19 in the country. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC's specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 related restrictions and conditions in Liberia. 

Country summary:  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. Numerous Liberian bicentennial celebrations will take place in February 2022 with a concentration of events planned for February 14 – 19. Incidents of theft and other crimes may increase due to the influx of international visitors expected to attend the events.

Demonstrations occur regularly and have on occasion resulted in violence or use of tear gas by authorities.

If traveling in Liberia, make all efforts to complete your travel during daylight hours due to increased safety hazards at night. 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).

Read the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Liberia:

Last Update: Reissued with updates to the risk indicators.

Kazakhstan - Level 4: Do Not Travel

4 days 5 hours ago

Do not travel to Kazakhstan due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Kazakhstan due to the possibility of civil unrest.   

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not issued a Travel Health Notice for Kazakhstan due to COVID-19 because COVID conditions are unknown in the country. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC's specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 and related restrictions and conditions in Kazakhstan.

Demonstrations, protests, and strikes may occur. These events can develop quickly and without prior notification, often interrupting traffic, transportation, communication, and other services; such events have the potential to turn violent. U.S. citizens in Kazakhstan should be aware that such protests may impact the U.S. Embassy’s ability to provide consular services, including assistance to U.S. citizens departing Kazakhstan.

Read the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Kazakhstan:

Last Update: Reissued with updates to civil unrest information.

Indonesia - Level 4: Do Not Travel

4 days 5 hours ago

Do not travel to Indonesia due to COVID-19.  Exercise increased caution due to terrorism and natural disasters.

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.   

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice Level for Indonesia due to COVID-19, indicating a low level of COVID-19 in the country. Travelers may be forced to remain in quarantine for extended periods and to pay all costs of quarantine. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

There are restrictions in place affecting U.S. citizen entry into Indonesia. Government run quarantine measures are in place for all foreigners. The Government of Indonesia has introduced travel restrictions and mandatory quarantine periods due to COVID-19. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 and related restrictions and conditions 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.

Read the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Indonesia:

Central Sulawesi and Papua – Reconsider Travel

Shootings continue to occur in the area between Timika and Grasberg in Papua. In Central Sulawesi and Papua, violent demonstrations and conflict could result in injury or death to U.S. citizens. Avoid demonstrations and crowds.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Central Sulawesi and Papua as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization before traveling to those areas. 

Last Update: Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.

COVID-19 High - COVID-19 in India

5 days 5 hours ago
Make sure you are fully vaccinated before traveling to India. Unvaccinated travelers should avoid nonessential travel to India.

COVID-19 High - COVID-19 in Mali

5 days 5 hours ago
Make sure you are fully vaccinated before traveling to Mali. Unvaccinated travelers should avoid nonessential travel to Mali.

COVID-19 High - COVID-19 in Senegal

5 days 5 hours ago
Make sure you are fully vaccinated before traveling to Senegal. Unvaccinated travelers should avoid nonessential travel to Senegal.