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Watch - Dengue in Africa and the Middle East

1 month 3 weeks ago
Dengue is a risk in many parts of Africa and the Middle East. Some countries are reporting increased numbers of cases of the disease. Travelers to Africa and the Middle East can protect themselves by preventing mosquito bites.

COVID-19 Unknown - COVID-19 in Malawi

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

COVID-19 High - COVID-19 in Sint Eustatius

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

COVID-19 High - COVID-19 in Jordan

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

Jordan - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

1 month 3 weeks ago

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

Exercise increased caution in Jordan due to terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

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 some areas of Ma’an Governorate due to terrorism and crime.

Country Summary: Terrorist groups continue to plot possible attacks in Jordan. 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 Jordan.

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

The Border with Syria and Iraq – Level 4: Do Not Travel

Do not travel to Jordan's border with Syria and Iraq given the continued threat of cross-border violence, including the risk of terrorist attacks.

All U.S. government personnel must adhere to U.S. Embassy travel restrictions for all official travel within 3.5 km of the Jordan-Syria border, and all travel must occur during day light hours only. U.S. government personnel must adhere to U.S. Embassy travel restrictions for official travel east of the town of Ruwayshid towards the Iraq border, and all travel must occur during daylight hours only.

Personal travel by U.S. government employees to these border areas is not authorized.

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

Refugee Camps – Level 4: Do Not Travel

Do not travel to Syrian refugee camps in Jordan due to Government of Jordan restrictions on entry into these camps.

All U.S. government personnel on official travel to the four designated Syrian refugee camps listed below (formerly all refugee camps in Jordan) must adhere to U.S. Embassy travel restrictions.

  • Azraq Syrian Refugee Camp, Azraq, Zarqa
  • Za’atari Syrian Refugee Camp, Al Zatryah, Mafraq
  • King Abdullah Park Syrian Refugee Camp, Ramtha, Irbid
  • Emirati Jordanian Syrian Refugee Camp (Murijep al Fhoud), Al Jadedah, Zarqa

Personal travel by U.S. government personnel to these refugee camps is not authorized. 

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

Zarqa, Rusayfah, and the Baqa’a Neighborhood of Ayn Basha – Level 4: Do Not Travel

Do not travel to Zarqa, Rusayfah and the Baqa’a neighborhood of Ayn Basha due to terrorism and crime.

All U.S. government personnel on official travel to Zarqa, Rusayfah and the Baqa’a neighborhood of Ayn Basha must adhere to U.S. Embassy travel restrictions, and all travel must occur during daylight hours only.  U.S. government personnel may transit through these cities on major highways during daylight hours only.

Personal travel by U.S. government personnel to these cities is not authorized.

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

Ma’an City and some areas of Ma’an Governorate – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Reconsider travel to Ma’an city, all areas of Ma’an Governorate east of Highway 15 (“The Desert Highway”) and all areas of Ma’an Governorate within 2 kilometers to the west of Highway 15 due to terrorism and crime.

All U.S. government personnel on official travel to these areas must adhere to U.S. Embassy travel restrictions. U.S. government personnel on official travel may transit through this area on major highways outside of daylight hours.  

Personal travel by U.S. government personnel to these areas is permitted during daylight hours only, with the exception of direct transit through these areas, which may also occur during hours of darkness.

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

Sint Eustatius - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions

1 month 3 weeks ago

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. 

Exercise normal precautions in Sint Eustatius. 

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Sint Eustatius.  

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

Suriname - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions

1 month 3 weeks ago

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

Exercise normal precautions in Suriname.

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

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

Zimbabwe - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

1 month 3 weeks ago

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

Exercise increased caution in Zimbabwe due to crime         

Country Summary: Violent crime, such as assault, carjacking, and home invasion, is common among residents known to have large sums of cash.  Smashing the windows of cars with the intent to steal is also common.

Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.

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

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

  • 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.
  • Stay alert and avoid openly displaying cash.
  • Carry a copy of your passport and visa and leave originals in your hotel safe.
  • Stay away from political rallies, 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.
  • 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 Zimbabwe.
  • Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations.  Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

 

Malawi - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

1 month 3 weeks ago

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

Exercise increased caution in Malawi due to crime.

Crime, such as theft, burglary, armed robbery, assault, and carjacking is common. The capabilities of the Malawi Police Service are growing, but its resources and abilities to deter and investigate crimes, assist victims, and apprehend criminals are limited.

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

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

Kyrgyzstan - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions

1 month 3 weeks 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:

Worldwide Caution - Caution

2 months 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

2 months 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.