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Kyrgyzstan - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions

5 days 15 hours ago

Last Update:  Reissued with updates to health information.

Exercise normal precautions in Kyrgyzstan.

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Kyrgyzstan 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 the Kyrgyz Republic:

Senegal - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions

5 days 15 hours ago

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

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

Exercise Increased Caution in:

  • The Casamance region due to crime and landmines.

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Senegal 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 Senegal:

Casamance Region – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

There are sporadic reports of armed banditry in the Casamance region.

Landmines from prior conflicts remain a concern in the region.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in the Casamance region. U.S. government employees are required to coordinate all travel to the area with security officials and any travel off the main routes generally requires additional security measures (e.g. driving in a caravan of multiple vehicles, consulting local security officials, or carrying personal travel locaters). U.S. government employees are also prohibited from travelling after dark anywhere in the Casamance region.

Worldwide Caution - Caution

1 week 4 days ago

Worldwide Cautions provide U.S. citizens with general information regarding terrorist activities, political violence, and criminal activity that occur abroad, as well as specific recommendations on how to prepare for possible contingencies, receive information on breaking security events and ensure that travelers can be contacted in an emergency. This version replaces the Worldwide Caution dated January 15, 2019.

The Department of State remains concerned about the continued threat of terrorist attacks, demonstrations, and other violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests overseas. The Department of State believes there is a higher potential for anti-American violence given the death of Ayman al-Zawahiri on July 31, 2022. Current information suggests that terrorist organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks against U.S. interests in multiple regions across the globe. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics including suicide operations, assassinations, kidnappings, hijackings, and bombings.

As terrorist attacks, political violence (including demonstrations), criminal activities, and other security incidents often take place without any warning, U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and practice good situational awareness when traveling abroad.  U.S. government facilities worldwide actively monitor potential security threats and may temporarily close or periodically suspend public services to assess their security posture.  In those instances, U.S. embassies and consulates will make every effort to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens.  U.S. citizens abroad are urged to monitor the local news and maintain contact with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. 

When planning a trip and prior to departing the United States, U.S. citizens should consult country specific Travel Advisories and information pages on travel.state.gov.  Travelers are also urged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and to make it easier to locate them in an emergency.  The Department uses these security messages to convey information about terrorist threats, security incidents, planned demonstrations, natural disasters, etc.  In an emergency, please contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or consulate or call the following numbers:  1 (888) 407-4747 (toll-free in the United States and Canada) or 1 (202) 501-4444 from other countries.

Private U.S. citizens should not travel to any country to participate in armed conflict.  U.S. citizens are reminded that fighting on behalf of, or providing other forms of support to, designated terrorist organizations can constitute the provision of material support for terrorism, which is a serious crime that can result in penalties, including prison time and large fines. 

For further information:

COVID-19 Unknown - COVID-19 in Vietnam

1 week 5 days ago
Make sure you are vaccinated and up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines before traveling to Vietnam. If you are not up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, avoid travel to Vietnam.

Vietnam - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions

1 week 5 days ago

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.                                                                         

Exercise normal precautions in Vietnam.

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Vietnam 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 Vietnam:   

COVID-19 High - COVID-19 in Saint Pierre and Miquelon

1 week 5 days ago
Make sure you are vaccinated and up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines before traveling to Saint Pierre and Miquelon. If you are not up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, avoid travel to Saint Pierre and Miquelon.

COVID-19 High - COVID-19 in Romania

1 week 5 days ago
Make sure you are vaccinated and up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines before traveling to Romania. If you are not up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, avoid travel to Romania.

COVID-19 High - COVID-19 in Moldova

1 week 5 days ago
Make sure you are vaccinated and up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines before traveling to Moldova. If you are not up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, avoid travel to Moldova.

Romania - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions

1 week 5 days ago

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

Exercise normal precautions in Romania.

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

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

If you decide to travel to Romania:

Moldova - Level 3: Reconsider Travel

1 week 5 days ago

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

Reconsider travel to Moldova due toarmed conflict in neighboring Ukraine. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

Do Not Travel To:

  • The Transnistria breakaway region due to the unresolved conflict with the central government.

Country Summary: On February 23, Moldovan authorities declared a State of Emergency for a period of 60 days in light of the regional crisis, which has been extended until June 20.  As a result of the Russian military invasion of Ukraine, there are approximately 90,000 refugees residing in Moldova, but there has been no military spillover from the conflict. Chisinau airport is operating, although there are no flights currently available to Ukraine, Russia, or Belarus.

Read the Moldova country information page for additional information on travel.

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

If you decide to travel to Moldova:

Transnistria – Level 4: Do Not Travel

Do not travel to Transnistria due to armed conflict in neighboring Ukraine and the unresolved conflict between this breakaway region and the central government. Several small explosions occurred in the Transnistria region in April and early May, but there were no casualties. Transnistria is a breakaway region that is not under the control of the Moldovan government in Chisinau.  Ukraine has closed its border crossing points into the Transnistrian region. U.S. citizens should depart Transnistria immediately via commercial or private means. Visitors may encounter difficulties at checkpoints along roads leading into and out of Transnistria. Taking photographs of military facilities and security forces is prohibited and may result in trouble with authorities.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens traveling in Transnistria as there are restrictions on U.S. government employees traveling to the area.

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

Nepal - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

1 week 5 days ago

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. 

Exercise increased caution in Nepal due to the potential for isolated political violence.    

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

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Nepal 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 Nepal:

 

Indonesia - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

1 week 5 days ago

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

Exercise increased caution in Indonesia due to terrorism and natural disasters. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

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 for additional information on travel to Indonesia.  

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Indonesia 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 Indonesia:

Central Sulawesi and Papua – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

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.

Mali - Level 4: Do Not Travel

2 weeks 1 day ago

Reissued with updates to U.S. government restrictions on personnel.

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

On July 29, 2022, the Department ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees and family members due to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks in areas frequented by westerners.  The U.S. Embassy continues to have limited ability to provide emergency assistance to U.S. citizens in Mali.

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, international diplomatic missions, and other locations frequented by westerners.  Attacks may target Malian government offices, infrastructure, or locations frequented by westerners.

The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens throughout much  of Mali as U.S. government employee travel outside Bamako 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 Air Missions (NOTAM).  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 Mali.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Mali 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 Mali:

  • Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.
  • Draft a will and designate appropriate insurance beneficiaries and/or power of attorney.
  • Discuss a plan with loved ones regarding care/custody of children, pets, property, belongings, non-liquid assets (collections, artwork, etc.), funeral wishes, etc.
  • Share important documents, login information, and points of contact with loved ones so that they can manage your affairs if you are unable to return as planned to the United States. Find a suggested list of such documents here.
  • Establish your own personal security plan in coordination with your employer or host organization, or consider consulting with a professional security organization.
  • Develop a communication plan with family and/or your employer or host organization so that they can monitor your safety and location as you travel through high-risk areas. This plan should specify whom you would contact first and how they should share the information.
  • Identify key sources of possible assistance for you and your family in case of emergency, such as the local U.S. embassy or consulate, FBI, the State Department, your employer (if traveling on business), and local friends/family in the high-risk area.
  • Be sure to appoint one family member to serve as the point of contact with hostage-takers, media, U.S. and host country government agencies, and Members of Congress if you are taken hostage or detained.
  • Establish a proof of life protocol with your loved ones so that, if you are taken hostage, your loved ones will know specific questions and answers to ask the hostage-takers to be sure you are alive and to rule out a hoax.
  • Leave DNA samples with your medical provider in case it is necessary for your family to access them.
  • Guard your passport and wallet when in crowded outdoor areas and open-air markets.
  • Be vigilant for pickpockets, especially at night.
  • Use all available safety measures in your home or hotel, including locking doors and windows at all times, and setting the alarm.
  • If asked to stop by police, stop only in well-lit areas or places where several officers are posted.
  • Erase any sensitive photos, comments, or other materials from your social media pages, cameras, laptops, and other electronic devices that could be considered controversial or provocative by local groups.
  • Leave your expensive/sentimental belongings behind.
  • 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 Mali.
  • Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.
  • Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information. 

Mozambique - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

2 weeks 1 day ago

Reissued with updates to information about Cabo Delgado Province and removal of concerns for Sofala and Manica provinces, areas between Chibabava and Gorongosa, and areas between Chimoio and Tica.

  Exercise increased caution in Mozambique due to crime, terrorism, and health issues. Some areas have greater risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory.  

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.  

Country Summary: Violent crime, such as mugging, is common.  

Terrorist groups in northern Mozambique continue to be active.  Public areas may be attacked with little or no warning.

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

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.  

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

If you decide to travel to Mozambique:  

  • Stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners.  
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.   
  • Keep a low profile.   
  • Be aware of your surroundings.   
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans.   
  • Consider hiring a professional security organization if traveling to the affected areas of Cabo Delgado.
  • Be aware of increased government security checkpoints in Cabo Delgado Province.   
  • 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 Mozambique.   
  • Have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.  
  • See the U.S. Embassy's web page regarding COVID-19.   
  • Visit the CDC’s webpage on Travel and COVID-19.  

Certain Districts in Cabo Delgado Province – Level 4:  Do Not Travel  

Terrorists continue to conduct and plot attacks on government forces, villages, and key supply routes in the districts of Ancuabe, Chuire, Ibo, Macomia, Meluco, Metuge, Mocimboa da Praia, Mueda, Muidumbe, Nangade, Palma, and Quissanga in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.  

Pemba, Capital of Cabo Delgado Province – Level 3:  Reconsider Travel  

Terrorist attacks in multiple districts in Cabo Delgado Province present the possibility that the provincial capital of Pemba is vulnerable to attack due to the proximity of violent extremist forces and their increasing sophistication.  

 Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.  

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2 weeks 3 days ago
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2 weeks 3 days ago
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France - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

2 weeks 3 days ago

Last Update: Reissued after periodic review with minor edits.

Exercise increased caution in France due to terrorism and civil unrest.

Country Summary: 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 throughout France occur regularly. Most demonstrations are peaceful, but some have included violence and property damage, including looting and arson, with reckless disregard for public safety. Police have responded with water cannons, rubber bullets, and tear gas.

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

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

If you decide to travel to France:

  • 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.  
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Avoid demonstrations and crowds.
  • Follow the instructions of local authorities including movement restrictions related to any ongoing police action.
  • Find a safe location, and be prepared to shelter in place if in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans.
  • 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 France.
  • Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.