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Cabo Verde - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions

2 weeks ago

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

Exercise normal precautions in Cabo Verde. Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory.  

Exercise Increased Caution in:

  • Praia due to crime.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Cabo Verde.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Cabo Verde has a  low level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.  

If you decide to travel to Cabo Verde:

  • Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information. 
  • Do not physically resist any robbery attempt.
  • Use caution when walking or driving at night.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Do not display signs of wealth, such as expensive watches or jewelry.
  • Do not answer your door at your hotel/residence unless you know who it is.
  • Be extra vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter
  • Review the Country Security Report for Cabo Verde.
  • Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

Praia – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

Violent crime, such as burglary, armed robbery, and assault, occurs in Praia.

Kuwait - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions

2 weeks ago

Last Update:  Reissued with updates to health information.

Exercise normal precautions in Kuwait. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

Do not travel to:

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

Exercise increased caution in:

  • 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 Air Missions (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 for additional information on travel to Kuwait.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Kuwait has a low level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

If you decide to travel to Kuwait:

Desert Region North of the Mutla’a Ridge and Near the Border with Iraq – Level 4: Do Not Travel

Desert areas and certain beaches north of the Mutla’a Ridge continue to contain unexploded ordnance left over from the 1990-1991 Gulf War. Travelers should avoid areas that are “off the beaten path” and avoid touching objects that are potentially unexploded ordnance.

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

Jeleeb Al-Shuyoukh – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior has identified the neighborhood of Jeleeb Al-Shuyoukh on the outskirts of Kuwait International Airport as a high-crime area.

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

Saint Kitts and Nevis - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions

2 weeks ago

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

Exercise normal precautions in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to St. Kitts and Nevis. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined St. Kitts and Nevis has a moderate level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

If you decide to travel to St. Kitts and Nevis:

 

Fiji - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions

2 weeks ago

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

Exercise normal precautions in Fiji.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Fiji.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Fiji has a moderate level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

If you decide to travel to Fiji:

 

Mauritania - Level 3: Reconsider Travel

2 weeks ago

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

Reconsider travel to Mauritania due to crime and terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

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.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Mauritania.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Mauritania has a moderate level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

If you decide to travel to Mauritania:

Areas Designated Off-Limits by the Mauritanian Military – Level 4: Do Not Travel

The government of Mauritania designates certain areas off-limits to foreigners and most Mauritanians. These “No Movement Zones” are extremely dangerous due to their proximity to Mali, where armed groups engaged in an active insurgency carry out cross-border attacks into Mauritania. The government of Mauritania does not maintain a substantial presence in these areas and thus police are unable to respond to most incidents there. In addition, cell phone coverage and paved roads are nonexistent. U.S. officials are unable to travel to these places. Since the boundaries of such areas frequently change, U.S. citizens should pay attention to all posted signs and notices of restricted entry. They should presume the following areas are off-limits:

  • All areas north of the Tropic of Cancer
  • All areas east of 08⁰ longitude (West of Greenwich) situated within 100km of the Mali Border

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

Morocco - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

2 weeks ago

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

Exercise increased caution in Morocco due to terrorism.

Country Summary: 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.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Morocco.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Morocco has a low level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

If you decide to travel to Morocco:

Namibia - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions

2 weeks ago

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

Exercise normal precautions in Namibia.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Namibia.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Namibia has a low level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

If you decide to travel to Namibia:

COVID-19 Unknown - COVID-19 in Sint Maarten

3 weeks ago
Make sure you are vaccinated and up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines before traveling to Sint Maarten. If you are not up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, avoid travel to Sint Maarten.

Armenia - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions

3 weeks ago

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

Exercise normal precautions in Armenia. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

Do Not Travel To:

  • The Nagorno-Karabakh region and surrounding territories due to recent hostilities.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Armenia.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Armenia has an unknown level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.  

If you decide to travel to Armenia:

Nagorno-Karabakh – Level 4: Do Not Travel

Casualties continue to occur following intensive fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict that occurred in the fall 2020. The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in and around Nagorno-Karabakh as access is restricted. 

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

Exercise caution on roads near Armenia’s border with Azerbaijan. Be aware that some portions of the road may cross international boundaries without notice. Roads may be controlled by checkpoints or closed to travelers without notice.

Timor-Leste - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

3 weeks ago

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

Exercise increased caution in Timor-Leste due to crime and civil unrest.

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.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Timor-Leste.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Timor-Leste has a moderate level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

If you decide to travel to Timor-Leste:

Togo - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions

3 weeks ago

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

Exercise normal precautions in Togo. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

Reconsider Travel to:

  • Northern border region adjacent to Burkina Faso due to potential for terrorism and kidnapping.
  • Exercise Increased Caution in:
  • Areas north of Kande due to potential for terrorism.
  • The cities of Sokodé, Bafilo, and Mango due to civil unrest.

Read the country information page for additional information about travel to Togo.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Togo has a low level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

If you decide to travel to Togo:

  • Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information. 
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners.
  • Be extra vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs.
  • Do not physically resist any robbery attempt.
  • Do not display signs of wealth, such as expensive watches or jewelry.
  • Avoid demonstrations and crowds.
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans.
  • Keep travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
  • Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Follow the U.S. Embassy in Togo on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Country Security Report for Togo.
  • Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

Northern Border Region – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Extremist groups have carried out attacks, including kidnapping, in adjacent areas of Burkina Faso, and Benin. Attacks may occur with little or no warning.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in areas north and northeast of the city of Dapaong as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel to these areas.

North of Kande – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

Extremist groups have carried out attacks in nearby areas of Benin. Attacks may occur with little or no warning.

The Cities of Sokodé, Bafilo, and Mango – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

There is a history of violent demonstrations in Sokodé, Bafilo, and Mango, during which protesters and security force members have been injured, and some killed. Police have used tear gas to disperse demonstrations that caused traffic disruptions in city centers and along National Route 1, and arrested demonstrators. Security forces have at times used excessive force to disperse crowds. Authorities have interrupted internet and cellular data services during past protests, making communication difficult and unpredictable.

Kenya - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

3 weeks ago

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

Exercise increased caution in Kenya due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

Do Not Travel to:

  • Kenya-Somalia border counties and some coastal areas due to terrorism and kidnapping.
  • 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.

Country Summary: 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.

Demonstrations may occur, blocking key intersections and resulting in widespread traffic jams. Strikes and other protest activity related to political and economic conditions occur regularly, particularly in periods near elections. Violence associated with demonstrations, ranging from rock throwing to police using deadly force, occurs around the country; it is mostly notable in western Kenya and Nairobi.

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 Air Mission (NOTAM). For more information, U.S. citizens should consult Federal Aviation Administration’s Prohibitions, Restrictions, and Notice.

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 will and physically abused are common.

Read the country information page for additional information about travel to Kenya.

The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Kenya has a low level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.    

If you decide to travel to Kenya:

  • Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any travel and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners.
  • Do not physically resist any robbery attempt.
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans.
  • Make contingency plans to leave the country. in case of an emergency Review the Traveler’s Checklist..
  • Always carry a copy of your U.S. passport and visa (if applicable).  Keep original documents in a secure location.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Country Security Report for Kenya.

Kenya-Somalia Border Counties and Coastal Areas – Level 4: Do Not Travel

Due to terrorism concerns, U.S. government personnel are prohibited from traveling to the below Kenya-Somalia border counties and coastal areas:

Kenya-Somalia Border Counties:

  • Mandera due to kidnapping and terrorism.
  • Wajir due to kidnapping and terrorism.
  • Garissa due to kidnapping and terrorism.

Coastal Areas:

  • Tana River county due to kidnapping and terrorism.
  • Lamu county due to kidnapping and terrorism.
  • Areas of Kilifi County north of Malindi due to kidnapping and terrorism.

Turkana County – Level 4: Do Not Travel

  • Road from Kainuk to Lodwar due to crime, and armed robbery, which occur frequently.

Nairobi neighborhoods of Eastleigh and Kibera – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Violent crime, such as armed carjacking, mugging, home invasion, and kidnapping, can occur at any time. Street crime can involve multiple armed assailants. Local police often lack the resources and training to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.

Consider carefully whether to use the Likoni ferry in Mombasa due to safety concerns.

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.