U.S. State Department Issues Updated Travel Alerts And Travel Advisories

U.S. State Department Travel Advisory Map

The U.S. State Department issued updated Travel Advisories and Travel Alerts for U.S. citizens planning to travel abroad.

The Travel Advisories follow a consistent format and use plain language to help U.S. citizens find and use important security information.

The Travel Advisories apply up to four standard levels of advice, describe the risks, and provide clear actions U.S. citizens should take to help ensure their safety.

Level 1 - Exercise Normal Precautions: This is the lowest advisory level for safety and security risk. There is some risk in any international travel. Conditions in other countries may differ from those in the United States and may change at any time.

Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution: Be aware of heightened risks to safety and security. The Department of State provides additional advice for travelers in these areas in the Travel Advisory. Conditions in any country may change at any time.

Level 3 - Reconsider Travel: Avoid travel due to serious risks to safety and security. The Department of State provides additional advice for travelers in these areas in the Travel Advisory. Conditions in any country may change at any time.

Level 4 – Do Not Travel: This is the highest advisory level due to greater likelihood of life-threatening risks. During an emergency, the U.S. government may have very limited ability to provide assistance. The Department of State advises that U.S. citizens not travel to the country or to leave as soon as it is safe to do so. The Department of State provides additional advice for travelers in these areas in the Travel Advisory. Conditions in any country may change at any time.

Current U.S. Travel Advisories

Level 4 Travel Advisory: Do Not Travel
Sudan
Yemen
Venezuela
Syria
South Sudan
Somalia
Mali
Libya
Iraq
Iran
Haiti
Central African Republic
Afghanistan
North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)

Level 3 Travel Advisory: Reconsider Travel
Sri Lanka
Guinea-Bissau
Turkey
Pakistan
Nigeria
Niger
Lebanon
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Burkina Faso
Nicaragua
Chad
El Salvador
Mauritania
Honduras
Burundi

Level 2 Travel Advisory: Exercise Increased Caution
Maldives
United Kingdom
Republic of the Congo
The Bahamas
Jamaica
Dominican Republic
Ukraine
Uganda
Trinidad and Tobago
Russia
Philippines
Papua New Guinea
Mexico
Kenya
Ethiopia
Ecuador
Colombia
Cameroon
Bangladesh
Algeria
Morocco
France
Burma (Myanmar)
Spain
India
Guatemala
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tanzania
Eritrea
Saudi Arabia
Egypt
Brazil
Guinea
Antarctica
Nepal
Belize
Indonesia
China
Tunisia
Serbia
Italy
Israel, The West Bank and Gaza
Belgium
Azerbaijan
Jordan
Cote d’Ivoire
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Netherlands
Cuba
Tajikistan
Madagascar
Zimbabwe
Denmark
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Germany
Kosovo
Guyana