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Travel Warnings 2020

Caution - Travel Warnings

When planning a trip abroad, it is essential that you stay up to date on the latest travel advisories issued by the U.S. Department of State. These travel warnings are issued on a 4-point scale of increasing concern.

  • Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions - This level is reserved for nations where there may be pockets or crime or unrest, but the majority of the country is generally safe for U.S. travelers. Travelers should still be mindful of these warnings as there may be locations in these countries that, on their own, would qualify for a much higher travel advisory levels.
  • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution - This level applies to countries where Americans may be susceptible to higher than normal safety risks. There are a number of incidents that could trigger a level 2 designation including disaster recovery, high crime rates, mild political concerns, and/or the threat of terrorism. These issues may not be worth cancelling a trip over, but be sure to heed whatever warnings are issued - they are not to be ignored.
  • Level 3: Reconsider Travel - Destinations classified as level 3 (whether they be entire nations or specific regions within a country) should be avoided unless travel is absolutely necessary and safety precautions are taken. It takes serious activity to trigger a level 3 advisory such as a natural disaster, significant crime risks (including elevated incidents of violent crime, kidnapping, and/or sexual assault), health emergencies, terrorism, political uprisings, or civil unrest. Take any level 3 threat seriously.
  • Level 4: Do Not Travel - Traveling to a country or area that has earned a level 4 advisory - the highest advisory level the State Department issues - basically means that you are taking your safety (and possibly your life) into your own hands when traveling. The U.S. typically has limited abilities to ensure your well-being in these regions or provide support should you wind up in a crisis situation. Given that many of these nations are active conflict zones, terrorist hotbeds, and/or notably anti-American, the risks are great. Some of these nations will not permit Americans to enter. Those that do, will not go out of their way to offer protections or assurances of safety. Quite the contrary, many of these nations are quick to detain, incarcerate, or otherwise harass American nationals. Take the advisory's advice - do not travel to a level 4 destination.

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program

If you choose to travel to or live in areas of unrest despite the travel warning, it would be in your best interest to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

STEP is the U.S. State Department's free program to keep international travelers and American expatriots up to date with all of the latest safety and security announcements. As an added benefit, enrolling in STEP also makes it easier for your nearest U.S. Embassy to contact you in the event of an emergency while ou are abroad. As such, you should make it a priority to keep all of your information in STEP up to date; it is particularly important when you enroll or update your information to include a current phone number and e-mail address.

While STEP is most conveniently accessed from an internet enabled devise like a computer or smartphone, U.S. citizens without internet access may enroll directly at the nearest U.S. Embassy.


The most recent high-level travel warnings issued by the U.S. Department of State are listed below with links to useful resources for a safer travel experience.


Liberia

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
October 22, 2020


Reconsider travel to Liberia due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to upcoming elections and crime.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for the Liberia due to COVID-19.

Liberia has resumed airport operations. Business operations have also resumed as have schools for grades six through twelve. Other improved conditions have been reported within Liberia.

Elections are scheduled for December 8, 2020. During the election season frequent demonstrations and rallies, both planned and spontaneous, are likely, and there is a heightened risk of violence.

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.

The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens outside greater Monrovia at night as 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).


Burkina Faso

Level 4: Do Not Travel
October 19, 2020


Do not travel to Burkina Faso due to COVID-19, terrorism, crime, and kidnapping.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Burkina Faso due to COVID-19.

Burkina Faso has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations) and business operations (including day cares and schools).

Terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Burkina Faso. Terrorists may conduct attacks anywhere with little or no warning. Targets could include hotels, restaurants, police stations, customs offices, areas at or near mining sites, places of worship, military posts, and schools.

Kidnapping and hostage taking is a threat throughout the country. On May 10, 2019 a hostage rescue operation freed four international hostages that had been kidnapped in Burkina Faso and in neighboring Benin.

The Government of Burkina Faso has maintained a state of emergency in the entire East and Sahel regions, the provinces of Kossi and Sourou in the Boucle de Mouhoun region, the province of Kenedougou in the Hauts Bassins region, the province of Loroum in the North region, and the province of Koulpelogo in the Center-East region.

The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens throughout most of the country, as U.S. government personnel are restricted from travelling to regions outside the capital due to security concerns. The U.S. Embassy prohibits U.S. government personnel from personal travel to the Karpala, Balkiui and Rayongo (also known as Dayongo) neighborhoods of Ouagadougou's Arrondissement 11 due to the potential for security operations.

Family members under the age of 21 cannot accompany U.S. government employees who work in Burkina Faso.


South Africa

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
October 19, 2020


Reconsider travel to South Africa due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in South Africa due to crime, civil unrest, and drought.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for South Africa to COVID-19.

South Africa has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within South Africa.

Violent crime, such as armed robbery, rape, carjacking, mugging, and "smash-and-grab" attacks on vehicles, is common. There is a higher risk of violent crime in the central business districts of major cities after dark.

Demonstrations, protests, and strikes occur frequently. These can develop quickly without prior notification, often interrupting traffic, transportation, and other services; such events have the potential to turn violent.

South Africa's Western, Eastern, and Northern Cape Provinces are experiencing a severe drought. Water supplies in some areas may be affected. Residential water-use restrictions are in place in Cape Town and other municipalities.


Malaysia

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
October 19, 2020


Reconsider travel to Malaysia due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk.

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has isued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Malaysia due to COVID-19.

Malaysia has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and a limited re-opening of borders - but with strict entry and quarantine requirements for new arrivals) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Malaysia.

Exercise Increased Caution In:
  • The eastern area of Sabah State due to kidnapping.


Kenya

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
October 19, 2020


Reconsider travel to Kenya due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Kenya due to crime, terrorism, health issues, and kidnapping.

Some areas have increased risk.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Kenya due to COVID-19.

Kenya has resumed flight options and business operations. Land borders are open to commercial trucks. Other improved conditions have been reported within Kenya.

Do not travel to:
  • Kenya-Somalia border and some coastal areas due to terrorism.
  • 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.

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.


Dominica

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
October 19, 2020


Reconsider travel to Dominica due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

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 Dominica due to COVID-19.

Dominica has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.


Cayman Islands

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
October 19, 2020


Reconsider travel to the Cayman Islands due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

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 for the Cayman Islands due to COVID-19.

Travelers to the Cayman Islands may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within the Cayman Islands due to COVID-19.


Kosovo

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
October 14, 2020


Reconsider travel to Kosovo due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Kosovo due to terrorism. Some areas have increased risk.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Kosovo due to COVID-19.

Kosovo has lifted stay-at-home orders and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Reconsider travel to:

  • North Mitrovica, Leposavic, Zubin Potok, and Zvecan due to the potential for civil unrest due to ethnic tensions.

Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in the Balkans region, including Kosovo. 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.


Cote d'Ivoire

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
October 14, 2020


Reconsider travel to Cote d'Ivoire due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to civil unrest, crime, terrorism, and upcoming elections.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Cote d'Ivoire due to COVID-19.

Cote d'Ivoire has lifted travel restrictions between cities and allowed schools and some businesses to reopen. Some international airlines have resumed operations.

Reconsider travel to:

  • Northern border region due to terrorism.

The presidential election is scheduled for October 31, 2020. Although there have been no specific incidents of violence or threats targeting U.S. citizens, civil unrest, demonstrations, and violence have already occurred, and may recur in the period leading up to, during, and following the election. Violent crime, such as carjacking, robbery, and home invasion, is common.

  • Violent crime, such as carjacking, robbery, and home invasion, is common.
  • Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting areas frequented by foreigners.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens outside of Abidjan. Embassy personnel are prohibited from driving outside the cities after dark, including between Abidjan, Grand Bassam, and Assinie.


Chad

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
October 14, 2020


Reconsider travel to Chad due to COVID-19, crime, terrorism, minefields, and kidnapping.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Chad due to COVID-19.

Chad has resumed most transportation options, including air and bus travel, reopened some border crossings, permitted most non-essential business to operate, and plans to reopen public schools in October. Other improved conditions have been reported within Chad.

Violent crimes, such as armed robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, and muggings, have occurred in Chad.

Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting foreigners, local security forces, and civilians. They can easily cross borders, including in the Lake Chad region; borders may close without notice.

There are unmapped and undocumented minefields along the borders with both Libya and Sudan.

The U.S. government has extremely limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Chad as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel outside of the capital, including the Lake Chad Basin.


Namibia

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
October 13, 2020


Reconsider travel to Namibia due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Namibia due to COVID-19.

Namibia has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Namibia.


Honduras

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
October 13, 2020


Reconsider travel to Honduras due to COVID-19 and crime. Some areas have increased risk.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Honduras due to COVID-19.

Honduras has resumed some transportation options and business operations Stay at home orders remain in effect.

Do not travel to:
  • Gracias a Dios Department due to crime.

Violent crime, such as homicide and armed robbery, is common. Violent gang activity, such as extortion, violent street crime, rape, and narcotics and human trafficking, is widespread. Local police and emergency services lack sufficient resources to respond effectively to serious crime.


Costa Rica

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
October 13, 2020


Reconsider travel to Costa Rica due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Costa Rica due to crime.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Costa Rica due to COVID-19.

Costa Rica has lifted stay at home orders and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

While petty crime is the predominant threat for tourists in Costa Rica, violent crime, including armed robbery, homicide and sexual assault, occurs in Costa Rica. The Costa Rican government provides additional security resources in areas frequented by tourists.


Malawi

Level 4: Do Not Travel
October 8, 2020


Do not travel to Malawi due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Malawi due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Malawi may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Malawi due to COVID-19.


Sudan

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
October 7, 2020


Reconsider travel to Sudan due to COVID-19, natural disaster, crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and armed conflict.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Sudan due to COVID-19.

Sudan has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including private and international schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Sudan.

On September 5, the Sudanese government declared a national State of Emergency due to flooding which affected 17 out of 18 of Sudan's states, including Khartoum. Roads and other infrastructure may be affected; check conditions before traveling.

Crime, such as kidnapping, armed robbery, home invasion, and carjacking can occur. This type of crime is more frequent outside of Khartoum.


Turkmenistan

Level 4: Do Not Travel
October 5, 2020


Do not travel to Turkmenistan due to COVID-19. Reconsider travel to Turkmenistan due to Embassy Ashgabat’s limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Turkmenistan due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Turkmenistan may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, quarantine procedures, and other emergency conditions within Turkmenistan due to COVID-19.

Currently, international commercial flights have been suspended. Any special charter flights, including medical evacuation flights, must use Turkmenabat Airport, which is 290 miles by air and 385 miles by road from Ashgabat.


Somalia

Level 4: Do Not Travel
October 5, 2020


Do not travel to Somalia due to COVID-19, crime, terrorism, civil unrest, health issues, kidnapping, and piracy.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Somalia due to COVID-19.

Somalia has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Violent crime, such as kidnapping and murder, is common throughout Somalia, including Puntland and Somaliland. Illegal roadblocks are also widespread. A number of schools acting as "cultural rehabilitation" facilities are operating throughout Somalia with unknown licensing and oversight. Reports of physical abuse and people being held against their will in these facilities are common.

Terrorists continue to plot kidnappings, bombings, and other attacks in Somalia. They may conduct attacks with little or no warning, targeting airports and seaports, government buildings, hotels, restaurants, shopping areas, and other areas where large crowds gather and Westerners frequent, as well as government, military, and Western convoys. Methods of attack can include car bombs, suicide bombers, individual attackers, and mortar fire, among others.


Kazakhstan

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
October 5, 2020


Reconsider travel to Kazakhstan due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Kazakhstan due to COVID-19.

Although some airlines have resumed flights into and out of Kazakhstan, entry into the country is still restricted for most U.S. citizens, subject to certain narrow exceptions.Business operations have largely resumed, including day cares and schools. Other improved conditions have been reported within Kazakhstan.


Democratic Republic of the Congo

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
October 5, 2020


Reconsider travel to Democratic Republic of the Congo due to COVID-19, crime, and civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Democratic Republic of the Congo due to COVID-19.

Democratic Republic of the Congo has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Do not travel to:
  • North Kivu and Ituri provinces due to terrorism.
  • The eastern DRC region and the three Kasai provinces (Kasai, Kasai-Oriental, Kasai-Central) due to crime, civil unrest, armed conflict and kidnapping.
  • Equateur province due to Ebola.

Violent crime, such as armed robbery, armed home invasion, and assault, is common and local police lack resources to respond effectively to serious crime. Assailants may pose as police or security agents.


Belize

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
October 5, 2020


Reconsider travel to Belize due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Belize due to crime.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Belize due to COVID-19.

Belize has resumed some transportation options, (airport operations have re-opened but the land borders with Guatemala and Mexico remain closed) and business operations. Other improved conditions have been reported within Belize.

Violent crime, such as sexual assault, home invasions, armed robberies, and murder, are common even during daylight hours and in tourist areas. A significant portion of violent crime is gang related. Due to high crime, travelers are advised to exercise caution while traveling to the south side of Belize City. Local police lack the resources and training to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents. Most crimes remain unresolved and unprosecuted.


Tanzania

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
September 28, 2020


Reconsider travel to Tanzania due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Tanzania due to crime, terrorism, and targeting of LGBTI persons.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Tanzania due to COVID-19.

Tanzania has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools).

Violent crime, such as assault, sexual assault, robberies, mugging, and carjacking, is common. Local police may lack the resources to respond effectively to serious crime.

Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Tanzania. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting embassies, police stations, mosques, and other places frequented by Westerners.

Members of the LGBTI community have been arrested, targeted, harassed, and/or charged with unrelated offenses. Individuals detained under suspicion of same-sex sexual conduct could be subject to forced anal examinations.


Republic of the Congo

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
September 28, 2020


Reconsider travel to the Republic of the Congo due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to crime, and 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 issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for the Republic of the Congo due to COVID-19.

The Republic of the Congo has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

While not common, violent crime, such as armed robbery and assault, remains a concern throughout the Republic of the Congo.

Political demonstrations can be unpredictable and violent.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens outside Brazzaville. U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel to the Pool Region because of past violence. They must also obtain special permission to travel to Pointe Noire's beaches due to crime.


Nicaragua

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
September 28, 2020


Reconsider travel to Nicaragua due to COVID-19, civil unrest, crime, limited healthcare availability, and arbitrary enforcement of laws.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Nicaragua due to COVID-19.

Nicaragua has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Nicaragua.

Throughout Nicaragua, armed and violent uniformed police or civilians in plain clothes acting as police ("para-police") continue to target anyone considered to be in opposition to the rule of President Ortega. The government and its affiliated armed groups have been reported to:
  • Arbitrarily detain pro-democracy protestors, with credible claims of torture and disappearances.
  • Systematically target opposition figures, including clergy, human rights advocates, and members of the press.
  • Prevent certain individuals from departing Nicaragua by air or land.
  • Seize private property.
  • Arbitrarily search personal phones and computers for anti-government content.
  • Arbitrarily detain certain individuals with unfounded charges of terrorism, money laundering, and organized crime.

These police and para-police groups often cover their faces, sometimes operate in groups numbering in the hundreds, and use unmarked vehicles.


Guatemala

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
September 28, 2020


Reconsider travel to Guatemala due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Guatemala due to crime.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Guatemala due to COVID-19.

Guatemala has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Reconsider travel to:
  • Guatemala department due to crime.
  • Escuintla department due to crime.
  • Chiquimula department due to crime.
  • Quetzaltenango department due to crime.
  • Izabal department due to crime.
  • Peten department due to crime.

Violent crime, such as armed robbery and murder, is common. Gang activity, such as extortion, violent street crime, and narcotics trafficking, is widespread. Local police may lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.


Eswatini

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
September 28, 2020


Reconsider travel to Eswatini due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Eswatini due to COVID-19.

Eswatini has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.


Curacao

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
September 28, 2020


Reconsider travel to Curacao due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Curacao due to COVID-19.

Curacao has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.


Cameroon

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
September 28, 2020


Reconsider travel to Cameroon due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to crime.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Cameroon due to COVID-19.

BES has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Do not travel to:
  • North, Far North, Northwest and Southwest Regions, and Parts of East and Adamawa Regions due to crime and kidnapping.
  • Far North Region due to terrorism.
  • Northwest and Southwest Regions due to armed conflict.

Violent crime, such as armed robbery and carjacking, is common throughout Cameroon. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in North, Far North, Northwest, Southwest, and Parts of Adamawa and East Regions of Cameroon due to current official travel restrictions.


Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
September 28, 2020


Reconsider travel to Bonaire, St. Eustatius, and Saba (BES) due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for BES due to COVID-19.

BES has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.


Belarus

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
September 28, 2020


Reconsider Travel to Belarus due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Belarus due to COVID-19.

Belarus has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Belarus.


Israel, The West Bank and Gaza

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
September 23, 2020


Reconsider travel to Israel and the West Bank due to COVID-19, travel restrictions, and quarantine procedures instituted by the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority respectively. Exercise increased caution in Israel and the West Bank due to terrorism and civil unrest. Do not travel to Gaza due to COVID-19, terrorism, civil unrest, and armed conflict.

Some areas have increased risk.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Israel, The West Bank and Gaza due to COVID-19.

Terrorist groups and lone-wolf terrorists continue plotting possible attacks in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities. Violence can occur in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza without warning. There has been a marked increase in demonstrations throughout Israel, some with little or no warning.

West Bank: U.S. government travel throughout the West Bank is extremely limited.

Gaza: The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Gaza as U.S. government employees are prohibited from traveling there and are restricted from traveling close to the Gaza demarcation line. Hamas, a U.S. government-designated foreign terrorist organization, controls the security infrastructure in Gaza. The security environment within Gaza and on its borders is dangerous and volatile. Sporadic mortar or rocket fire and corresponding Israeli military responses may occur at any time. During periods of unrest or armed conflict, the crossings between Gaza with Israel and Egypt may be closed.


Nigeria

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
September 21, 2020


Reconsider travel to Nigeria due to COVID-19, crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and maritime crime. Some areas have increased risk.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Nigeria due to COVID-19.

Nigeria has resumed domestic and international commercial air travel. National land borders are not yet opened. Business operations (including daycares and religious institutions) are slowly reopening in phases.

Do not travel to:
  • Borno and Yobe States and Northern Adamawa State due to terrorism
  • Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, and Yobe states due to kidnapping
  • Coastal areas of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Delta, and Rivers states (with the exception of Port Harcourt) due to crime, civil unrest, kidnapping, and maritime crime

Violent crime, such as armed robbery, assault, carjacking, kidnapping, and rape, is common throughout the country. Exercise extreme caution throughout the country due to the threat of indiscriminate violence.


Ghana

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
September 21, 2020


Reconsider travel to Ghana due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Ghana due to COVID-19.

Ghana has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations and re-opening of borders), and business operations.

Exercise increased caution in:
  • Urban areas due to crime.
  • Intercity highways after dark due to crime.
  • Areas near the northern border in the Upper East and Upper West regions due to crime.
  • Parts of the Bono East, Bono, Savannah, Northern, North East, and Upper East regions due to civil unrest.


Equatorial Guinea

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
September 21, 2020


Reconsider travel to Equatorial Guinea due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Equatorial Guinea due to COVID-19.

Equatorial Guinea has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Equatorial Guinea.


Egypt

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
September 21, 2020


Reconsider travel to Egypt due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Egypt due to terrorism and the Embassy's limited ability to assist dual national U.S.-Egyptian citizens who are arrested or detained.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Egypt due to COVID-19.

Egypt has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Do not travel to:
  • The Sinai Peninsula (with the exception of travel to Sharm El-Sheikh by air) due to terrorism.
  • The Western Desert due to terrorism.
  • Egyptian border areas due to military zones.

Terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Egypt. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, and have targeted diplomatic facilities, tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, western businesses, restaurants, resorts, and local government facilities. Terrorists have conducted attacks in urban areas, including in Cairo, despite the heavy security presence. Terrorists have targeted religious sites, to include mosques, churches, monasteries, and buses traveling to these locations.


Kuwait

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
September 17, 2020


Reconsider travel to Kuwait due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Kuwait due to COVID-19.

Kuwait has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations) and business operations (including schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Kuwait.

Do not travel to:
  • The desert region near the border with Iraq due to the prevalence of unexploded ordnance.

Exercise caution in:
  • The Jeleeb Al-Shuyoukh area in Kuwait City due to crime.


Hong Kong SAR

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
September 14, 2020


Reconsider travel to the People's Republic of China (PRC), including the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), due to COVID-19 and arbitrary enforcement of local laws.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for the PRC and Hong Kong due to COVID-19.

The PRC has resumed most business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within the PRC.

Effective March 28, 2020, the PRC suspended entry into mainland China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits. On August 10, 2020, this ban was modified to allow entry of some nationals, not including the United States. Most commercial air carriers have reduced routes to and from mainland China.

The Hong Kong SAR has resumed most transportation and business operations. Other improved conditions have been reported within Hong Kong.


El Salvador

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
September 14, 2020


Reconsider travel to El Salvador due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in El Salvador due to crime.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for El Salvador due to COVID-19.

El Salvador has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Violent crime, such as murder, assault, rape, and armed robbery, is common. Gang activity, such as extortion, violent street crime, and narcotics and arms trafficking, is widespread. Local police may lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.


China

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
September 14, 2020


Reconsider travel to the People's Republic of China (PRC), including the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), due to COVID-19 and arbitrary enforcement of local laws.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for the PRC and Hong Kong due to COVID-19.

The PRC has resumed most business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within the PRC.

Effective March 28, 2020, the PRC suspended entry into mainland China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits. On August 10, 2020, this ban was modified to allow entry of some nationals, not including the United States. Most commercial air carriers have reduced routes to and from mainland China.

The Hong Kong SAR has resumed most transportation options and business operations. Other improved conditions have been reported within Hong Kong.


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
September 8, 2020


Reconsider travel to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines due to COVID-19.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.


Pakistan

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
September 8, 2020


Reconsider travel to Pakistan due to COVID-19 and terrorism. Some areas have increased risk.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Pakistan due to COVID-19.

The Government of Pakistan has lifted stay-at-home orders and allowed the resumption of intercity domestic travel and mass transit services in most cities.

Do not travel to:
  • Balochistan province and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province, including the former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), due to terrorism and kidnapping.
  • The immediate vicinity of the Line of Control due to terrorism and the potential for armed conflict.

Terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Pakistan. A local history of terrorism and ongoing ideological aspirations of violence by extremist elements have led to indiscriminate attacks on civilian as well as local military and police targets. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting transportation hubs, markets, shopping malls, military installations, airports, universities, tourist locations, schools, hospitals, places of worship, and government facilities. Terrorists have targeted U.S. diplomats and diplomatic facilities in the past.


Mexico

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
September 8, 2020


Reconsider travel to Mexico due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Mexico due to crime and kidnapping.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Mexico due to COVID-19.

Mexico has lifted stay at home orders in some areas and resumed some transportation and business operations.

Do not travel to:
  • Colima state due to crime.
  • Guerrero state due to crime.
  • Michoacan state due to crime.
  • Sinaloa state due to crime.
  • Tamaulipas state due to crime and kidnapping.

Reconsider travel to:
  • Chihuahua state due to crime.
  • Coahuila state due to crime.
  • Durango state due to crime.
  • Jalisco state due to crime.
  • Mexico state due to crime.
  • Morelos state due to crime.
  • Nayarit state due to crime.
  • Nuevo Leon state due to crime.
  • San Luis Potosi state due to crime.
  • Sonora state due to crime.
  • Zacatecas state due to crime.


Benin

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
September 8, 2020


Reconsider travel to Benin due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Benin due to COVID-19.

Benin has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations) and business operations (including day cares and schools), although land borders remain closed to most travelers. Other improved conditions have been reported within Benin.

Reconsider travel to:
  • Park Pendjari, Park W and adjacent hunting zones, and other areas near Benin's northern border with Burkina Faso, due to terrorism and kidnapping.

Exercise increased caution in:
  • Urban areas due to crime.


Bangladesh

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
September 8, 2020


Reconsider travel to Bangladesh due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Bangladesh due to crime, terrorism, and kidnapping.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Bangladesh due to COVID-19.

Bangladesh has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options, and businesses operations.

Exercise increased caution in Bangladesh due to crime, terrorism, and kidnapping.

In Bangladesh the crime rate impacting foreigners is generally low. However, travelers should be aware of petty crimes such as pickpocketing in crowded areas. Crimes such as muggings, burglaries, assaults, and illegal drug trafficking constitute the majority of criminal activity in Bangladesh's major cities, but there are no indications foreigners are being targeted because of their nationality. These crimes tend to be situational, based on time and location.

Terrorism events can happen with little or no warning, with terrorists targeting public areas such as tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, restaurants, places of worship, school campuses, and government facilities.


Central African Republic

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 31, 2020


Do not travel to the Central African Republic due to COVID-19, Embassy Bangui's limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens, crime, civil unrest, and kidnapping.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for the Central African Republic due to COVID-19.

The Central African Republic has lifted stay at home orders, partially resumed commercial air transportation options, and business operations have mostly returned to normal.

Violent crime, such as armed robbery, aggravated battery, and homicide, is common.

Large areas of the country are controlled by armed groups who regularly kidnap, injure, and/or kill civilians. In the event of unrest, airport, land border, and road closures may occur with little or no notice.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in the Central African Republic; U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel outside the Embassy compound. Family members cannot accompany U.S. government employees who work in the Central African Republic.


Sierra Leone

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 31, 2020


Reconsider travel to Sierra Leone due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Sierra Leone due to crime.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Sierra Leone due to COVID-19.

Sierra Leone has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Sierra Leone.

Violent crime, such as armed robbery, and assault, is common. Local police lack the resources, capacity, and training to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.

The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens outside Freetown at night as U.S. government employees are prohibited from traveling outside the capital after dark.


Saudi Arabia

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 31, 2020


Reconsider Travel to Saudi Arabia due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Saudi Arabia due to terrorism and the threat of missile and drone attacks on civilian targets.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Saudi Arabia due to COVID-19.

Saudi Arabia lifted stay at home orders and resumed domestic transportation options and businesses operations.

Do not travel to:
  • Within 50 miles of the border with Yemen due to terrorism and armed conflict.

Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Saudi Arabia. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities. Terrorists have targeted both Saudi and Western government interests, mosques and other religious sites (both Sunni and Shia), and places frequented by U.S. citizens and other Westerners.


Sao Tome and Principe

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 31, 2020


Reconsider travel to Sao Tome and Principe due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Sao Tome and Principe due to COVID-19.

Sao Tome and Principe has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.


Montserrat

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 31, 2020


Reconsider travel to Montserrat due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

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

Montserrat has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.


French Polynesia

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 31, 2020


Reconsider travel to French Polynesia due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for the French Polynesia due to COVID-19.

French Polynesia has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within French Polynesia.


Ethiopia

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 31, 2020


Reconsider travel to Ethiopia due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Ethiopia due to civil unrest and communication disruptions. Some areas have increased risk.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for the Ethiopia due to COVID-19.

Ethiopia has lifted stay at home orders and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Do not travel to:
  • Border area with Somalia due to potential for terrorism, kidnapping, and landmines.
  • Border areas with Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, and Eritrea due to crime, armed conflict, and civil unrest.

Reconsider travel to:
  • Somali Regional State due to potential for terrorism.
  • Ethiopia's Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region (SNNPR) due to civil unrest.
  • The East Hararge region and the Guji zone of Oromia State due to armed conflict and civil unrest.
  • Benishangul Gumuz and the western part of Oromia State due to armed conflict and civil unrest.

Incidents of civil unrest and ethnic violence may occur without warning.

The Government of Ethiopia has restricted or shut down internet, cellular data, and phone services during and after civil unrest. These restrictions impede the U.S. Embassy's ability to communicate with, and provide consular services to, U.S. citizens in Ethiopia.


British Virgin Islands

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 31, 2020


Reconsider travel to the British Virgin Islands due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for the British Virgin Islands due to COVID-19.

The British Virgin Islands have lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.


Turkey

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 26, 2020


Reconsider travel to Turkey due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution when traveling to Turkey due to terrorism and arbitrary detentions. Some areas have increased risk.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Turkey due to COVID-19.

Turkey has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations and reopening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Turkey.

Do not travel to:
  • Sirnak province, Hakkari province, and any area within six miles (ten kilometers) of the Syrian border due to terrorism.

Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Turkey. 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.

Security forces have detained tens of thousands of individuals, including U.S. citizens, for alleged affiliations with terrorist organizations based on scant or secret evidence and grounds that appear to be politically motivated. U.S. citizens have also been subject to travel bans that prevent them from departing Turkey. Participation in demonstrations not explicitly approved by the Government of Turkey, as well as criticism of the government (including on social media) can result in arrest.


Afghanistan

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 24, 2020


Do not travel to Afghanistan due to COVID-19, crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and armed conflict.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Afghanistan due to COVID-19.

Afghanistan has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Travel to all areas of Afghanistan is unsafe because of critical levels of kidnappings, hostage taking, suicide bombings, widespread military combat operations, landmines, and terrorist and insurgent attacks, including attacks using vehicle-borne, magnetic, or other improvised explosive devices (IEDs), suicide vests, and grenades.

Terrorist and insurgent groups continue planning and executing attacks in Afghanistan. These attacks occur with little or no warning, and have targeted official Afghan and U.S. government convoys and facilities, local government buildings, foreign embassies, military installations, commercial entities, non-governmental organization (NGO) offices, hospitals, residential compounds, tourist locations, transportation hubs, public gatherings, markets and shopping areas, places of worship, restaurants, hotels, universities, airports, schools, gymnasiums, and other locations frequented by U.S. citizens and other foreign nationals.


Ukraine

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 24, 2020


Reconsider travel to Ukraine due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to crime and civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Ukraine due to COVID-19.

Ukraine has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools).

Do not travel to:
  • Crimea due to arbitrary detentions and other abuses by Russian occupation authorities.
  • The eastern parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, especially the non-government-controlled areas, due to armed conflict.

Crime targeting foreigners and property is common. Demonstrations, which have turned violent at times, regularly occur throughout Ukraine, including in Kyiv. Politically targeted assassinations and bombings have also occurred. There are reports of violent attacks on minority groups and police by radical groups.


United Arab Emirates

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 17, 2020


Reconsider travel to the United Arab Emirates due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for the United Arab Emirates due to COVID-19.

The United Arab Emirates has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within the United Arab Emirates.


Saint Kitts and Nevis

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 17, 2020


Reconsider travel to St. Kitts and Nevis due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

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

Travelers to St. Kitts and Nevis may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within St. Kitts and Nevis due to COVID-19.


Cabo Verde

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 17, 2020


Reconsider travel to Cabo Verde due to COVID-19.

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has isued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Cabo Verde due to COVID-19.

Cabo Verde has lifted stay at home orders and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Exercise Increased Caution In:
  • Praia due to crime.

Bermuda

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 17, 2020


Reconsider travel to Bermuda due to COVID related conditions.

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has isued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Bermuda due to COVID-19.

Bermuda has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Bermuda.


Armenia

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 17, 2020


Reconsider travel to Armenia due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk.

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has isued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Armenia due to COVID-19.

Armenia has lifted stay at home orders, resumed public transportation options, and now allows virtually all business operations.

Do not travel to:
  • The Nagorno-Karabakh region due to armed conflict.

Anguilla

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 17, 2020


Reconsider travel to Anguilla due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

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

Travelers to Anguilla may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Anguilla due to COVID-19.


Iraq

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 12, 2020


Do not travel to Iraq due to COVID-19, terrorism, kidnapping, armed conflict, and Mission Iraq's limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Iraq due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Iraq may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Iraq due to COVID-19.

U.S. citizens in Iraq are at high risk for violence and kidnapping. Numerous terrorist and insurgent groups are active in Iraq and regularly attack both Iraqi and coalition security forces and civilians. Anti-U.S. sectarian militias threaten U.S. citizens and Western companies throughout Iraq. Attacks by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) occur in many areas of the country, including Baghdad.


Burundi

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 11, 2020


Do not travel to Burundi due to COVID-19. Reconsider travel to Burundi due to crime, health, and political violence.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Burundi due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Burundi may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Burundi due to COVID-19.

Violent crimes, such as grenade attacks and armed robbery, occur frequently. Though Westerners are unlikely to be targeted, the risk of being in the wrong place at the wrong time is high. Local police lack the resources and training to respond effectively to crimes.

Medical services in Burundi fall well below U.S. standards, and there are no adequate trauma services in the country. Emergency medical and fire services are limited or non-existent in some areas of the country. The CDC has also issued a Level 1 Travel Notice on Malaria in Burundi.


Spain

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 10, 2020


Reconsider travel to Spain due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Spain due to terrorism. Exercise increased caution in Barcelona and Catalonia due to 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 issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Spain due to COVID-19.

Improved conditions have been reported within Spain, however, restrictions on entry for U.S. citizens remain.

Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Spain. 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.

Since October 14, large demonstrations have taken place throughout Catalonia following the verdict in the trial of 12 pro-independence Catalan leaders. The largest protests have occurred in Barcelona. Some demonstrations have become violent and have blocked roads and disrupted public transportation across the region. Protesters have set fires, vandalized public and private property and attacked security forces. Dozens of injuries have been reported and arrests have been made.


Mozambique

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 7, 2020


Reconsider travel to Mozambique due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Mozambique due to health issues, crime, and terrorism. Some areas have greater risk.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Mozambique due to COVID-19.

Mozambique has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Do not travel to:
  • Some northern districts in Cabo Delgado Province due to terrorism.

Reconsider travel to:
  • Pemba, the provincial capital of Cabo Delgado, due to threat of terrorism.
  • Some sections of the EN1 and EN6 in Sofala and Manica provinces due to crime.

Violent crime, such as mugging, is common.

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.


Yemen

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 6, 2020


Do not travel to Yemen due to COVID-19, terrorism, civil unrest, health risks, kidnapping, armed conflict, and landmines.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Yemen due to COVID-19.

The U.S. Embassy in Sana'a suspended its operations in February 2015, and the U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Yemen.

Terrorist groups continue to plot and conduct attacks in Yemen. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting public sites, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities. Additionally, there is a continuing threat of kidnapping/detention by terrorists, criminal elements, and/or non-government actors. Employees of western organizations may be targeted for attack or kidnapping.

Military conflict has caused significant destruction of infrastructure, housing, medical facilities, schools, and power and water utilities. This limits the availability of electricity, clean water, and medical care. This instability often hampers the ability of humanitarian organizations to deliver critically needed food, medicine, and water. Critical levels of violence, to include armed conflict, artillery shelling, and air strikes, persist throughout the country. There are also reports of landmines throughout Yemen.

Cholera is present throughout Yemen. There is a limited availability of medicine and medical supplies, and adequate medical treatment is unavailable.

There is a very high risk of kidnapping, and detention of U.S. citizens in Yemen, particularly dual national Yemeni-Americans. Rebel groups in Sana’a have detained U.S. citizens, including dual Yemeni-American citizens. U.S. citizens, including dual nationals, have faced difficulty (including lengthy delays) when attempting to depart Yemen.


Venezuela

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 6, 2020


Do not travel to Venezuela due to COVID-19, crime, civil unrest, poor health infrastructure, kidnapping, and arbitrary arrest and detention of U.S. citizens.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Venezuela due to COVID-19.

On March 11, 2019, the U.S. Department of State announced the withdrawal of diplomatic personnel from U.S. Embassy Caracas. All consular services, routine and emergency, are suspended until further notice. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Venezuela.

Violent crime, such as homicide, armed robbery, kidnapping, and carjacking, is common. Political rallies and demonstrations occur, often with little notice. Demonstrations typically elicit a strong police and security force response that includes the use of tear gas, pepper spray, water cannons, and rubber bullets against participants and occasionally devolve into looting and vandalism.


The Kyrgyz Republic

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 6, 2020


Do not travel to Kyrgyzstan due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for The Kyrgyz Republic due to COVID-19.

Kyrgyzstan has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.


The Bahamas

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 6, 2020


Do not travel to The Bahamas due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions. Exercise increased caution in The Bahamas due to crime. Some areas have increased risk.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for The Bahamas due to COVID-19.

Travelers to The Bahamas may experience travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within The Bahamas due to COVID-19.

Violent crime, such as burglaries, armed robberies, and sexual assault, occurs even during the day and in tourist areas. Although the family islands are not crime-free, the vast majority of crime occurs on New Providence and Grand Bahama islands. U.S. government personnel are not permitted to visit the area known by many visitors as the Sand Trap area in Nassau due to crime. Activities involving commercial recreational watercraft, including water tours, are not consistently regulated. Watercrafts are often not maintained, and many companies do not have safety certifications to operate in The Bahamas. Jet-ski operators have been known to commit sexual assaults against tourists. As a result, U.S. government personnel are not permitted to use jet-ski rentals on New Providence and Paradise Islands.

Exercise caution in the area known as "Over the Hill" (south of Shirley Street) and the Fish Fry at Arawak Cay in Nassau, especially at night.


Tajikistan

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 6, 2020


Do not travel to Tajikistan due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Tajikistan due to terrorism.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Tajikistan due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Tajikistan may experience mandatory government quarantine, border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Tajikistan due to COVID-19. Access to healthcare may be limited.

On July 29, 2018, two U.S. citizens were killed in a terrorist attack in Danghara province.

Terrorists have targeted bicyclists and may target other places, such as residential areas, clubs and restaurants, places of worship, hotels, schools, outdoor recreation events, and other venues, although Government of Tajikistan facilities remain the most likely target. Facilities catering to westerners in Tajikistan present a heightened risk. Avoid large crowds and public transportation to the extent possible. Tourists should avoid activities that develop predictable patterns of movement. If documenting your travel on social media, please ensure your privacy settings are appropriately set.


Syria

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 6, 2020


Do not travel to Syria due to COVID-19, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and armed conflict.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Syria due to COVID-19.

No part of Syria is safe from violence. Kidnappings by armed groups, arbitrary arrests, the use of chemical warfare, shelling, and aerial bombardment pose significant risk of death or serious injury. The destruction of infrastructure, housing, medical facilities, schools, and power and water utilities has also increased hardships inside the country.

The U.S. Embassy in Damascus suspended its operations in February 2012. The Czech Republic serves as the protecting power for the United States in Syria. The range of consular services that the Czech Republic provides to U.S. citizens is extremely limited (to include accepting applications for U.S. passports and U.S. Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, as well as providing notarial services), and the U.S. government is unable to provide any emergency services to U.S. citizens in Syria. U.S. citizens in Syria who seek consular services should try to quickly and safely leave the country and contact a U.S. embassy or consulate in a neighboring country, if possible.


South Sudan

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 6, 2020


Do not travel to South Sudan due to COVID-19, crime, kidnapping, and armed conflict.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for South Sudan due to COVID-19.

Travelers to South Sudan may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within South Sudan due to COVID-19.

Violent crime, such as carjackings, shootings, ambushes, assaults, robberies, and kidnappings is common throughout South Sudan, including Juba. Foreign nationals have been the victims of rape, sexual assault, armed robberies, and other violent crimes.

Armed conflict is ongoing and includes fighting between various political and ethnic groups. Weapons are readily available to the population. In addition, cattle raids occur throughout the country and often lead to violence.

Reporting in South Sudan without the proper documentation from the South Sudanese Media Authority is considered illegal, and any journalistic work there is very dangerous. Journalists regularly report being harassed in South Sudan, and many have been killed while covering the conflict.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency consular services to U.S. citizens in South Sudan. U.S. government personnel in South Sudan are under a strict curfew. They must use armored vehicles for nearly all movements, and official travel outside Juba is limited. Due to the critical crime threat in Juba, walking is also restricted; when allowed, it is limited to a small area in the immediate vicinity of the Embassy and during daylight hours only. Family members cannot accompany U.S. government employees who work in South Sudan.


Russia

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 6, 2020


Do not travel to Russia due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to terrorism, harassment, and the arbitrary enforcement of local laws.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Russia due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Russia may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Russia due to COVID-19.

Do not travel to:
  • The North Caucasus, including Chechnya and Mount Elbrus, due to terrorism, kidnapping, and risk of civil unrest.
  • Crimea due to Russia's occupation of the Ukrainian territory and abuses by its occupying authorities.

Terrorist groups, transnational and local terrorist organizations, and individuals inspired by extremist ideology continue plotting possible attacks in Russia. 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.

U.S. citizens, including former and current U.S. government and military personnel, who are visiting or residing in Russia have been arbitrarily interrogated or detained by Russian officials and may become victims of harassment, mistreatment, and extortion. For this reason, the U.S. Embassy in Moscow has advised all U.S. government and Department of Defense personnel to consider carefully travel to Russia. Russian officials may unreasonably delay U.S. consular assistance to detained U.S. citizens. Russian authorities arbitrarily enforce the law against U.S. citizen religious workers and open questionable criminal investigations against U.S. citizens engaged in religious activity.

Russia enforces special restrictions on dual U.S.-Russian nationals and may refuse to acknowledge dual U.S.-Russia nationals' U.S. citizenship, including denying U.S. consular assistance to detained dual nationals, and preventing their departure from Russia.

Due to the Russian government-imposed reduction on U.S. diplomatic personnel in Russia, the U.S. government may have delayed ability to provide services to U.S. citizens, especially in the Saint Petersburg area.


Peru

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 6, 2020


Do not travel to Peru due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Peru due to crime and terrorism. Some areas have increased risk.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Peru due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Peru may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Peru due to COVID-19.

Do not travel to:
  • The Colombian - Peruvian border area in the Loreto Region due to crime.
  • The Valley of the Apurimac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers (VRAEM), including areas within the Departments of Ayacucho, Cusco, Huancavelica, and Junin, due to crime and terrorism.

Crime, including petty theft, carjackings, muggings, assaults, and violent crime, is a concern in Peru, and can occur during daylight hours, despite the presence of many witnesses. The risk of crime increases after hours and outside the capital city of Lima where more organized criminal groups have been known to use roadblocks to rob victims.

U.S. government personnel cannot travel freely throughout Peru for security reasons.


Panama

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 6, 2020


Do not travel to Panama due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk due to crime.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Panama due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Panama may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Panama due to COVID-19.

Do not travel to:
  • Parts of the Mosquito Gulf due to crime.
  • Parts of the Darien Region due to crime.


Oman

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 6, 2020


Do not travel to Oman due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Oman due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Oman may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Oman due to COVID-19. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Oman.

Do not travel to:
  • The Yemen border area due to terrorism and armed conflict.

Due to risks to civil aviation operating within the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman region, including Oman, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a 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.


North Korea

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 6, 2020


Do not travel to North Korea due to COVID-19 and the serious risk of arrest and long-term detention of U.S. nationals.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for North Korea due to COVID-19.

  • Individuals cannot use a U.S. passport to travel to, in, or through North Korea without a special validation from the Department of State.
  • Special validations are granted only in very limited circumstances.

The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in North Korea as it does not have diplomatic or consular relations with North Korea. Sweden serves as the protecting power for the United States in North Korea, providing limited emergency services. The North Korean government routinely delays or denies Swedish officials access to detained U.S. citizens.


Mali

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 6, 2020


Do not travel to Mali due to COVID-19, crime, terrorism, and kidnapping.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Mali due to COVID-19.

The airports and land borders in Mali are open.

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, Western diplomatic missions, and other locations frequented by foreigners.


Libya

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 6, 2020


Do not travel to Libya due to COVID-19, crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and armed conflict.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Libya due to COVID-19.

Crime levels in Libya remain high, including the threat of kidnapping for ransom. Westerners and U.S. citizens have been targets of these crimes.

Terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Libya. Violent extremist activity in Libya remains high, and extremist groups have made threats against U.S. government officials and citizens. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, hotels, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and government facilities.

Outbreaks of violence between competing armed groups can occur with little warning and have the potential to impact U.S. citizens. The capital, Tripoli, and other cities, such as Surman, Al-Jufra, Misrata, Ajdabiya, Benghazi, Sabha, and Dernah, have witnessed fighting among armed groups, as well as terrorist attacks. Hotels and airports frequented by Westerners have been the targets of these attacks. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.


Iran

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 6, 2020


Do not travel to Iran due to COVID-19, the risk of kidnapping, and the arbitrary arrest and detention of U.S. citizens.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Iran due to COVID-19.

U.S. citizens visiting or residing in Iran have been kidnapped, arrested, and detained on spurious charges. Iranian authorities continue to unjustly detain and imprison U.S. citizens, particularly dual national Iranian-Americans--including students, journalists, business travelers, and academics--on charges including espionage and posing a threat to national security. Iranian authorities routinely delay consular access to detained U.S. citizens and consistently deny consular access to dual U.S.-Iranian citizens.

The U.S. government does not have diplomatic or consular relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran. The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Iran.

Due to the risks of operating civilian aircraft within or in the vicinity of Iran, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a 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.


Indonesia

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 6, 2020


Do not travel Indonesia due to COVID-19, 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 3 Travel Health Notice for India due to COVID-19.

Indonesia has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

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.


India

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 6, 2020


Do not travel to India due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in India due to crime and terrorism.

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 3 (Avoid Nonessential Travel) Travel Health Notice for India due to COVID-19.

Travelers to India may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within India due to COVID-19.

Do not travel to:
  • The state of Jammu and Kashmir (except the eastern Ladakh region and its capital, Leh) due to terrorism and civil unrest.
  • Within 10 km of the India-Pakistan border due to the potential for armed conflict.

Indian authorities report rape is one of the fastest growing crimes in India. Violent crime, such as sexual assault, has occurred at tourist sites and in other locations.

Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and government facilities.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in rural areas from eastern Maharashtra and northern Telangana through western West Bengal as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel to these areas.


Haiti

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 6, 2020


Do not travel to Haiti due to crime, civil unrest, kidnapping, and COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Haiti due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Haiti may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Haiti due to COVID-19.

Violent crime, such as armed robbery and carjacking, is common. Kidnapping is widespread. Kidnappers may use sophisticated planning or take advantage of unplanned opportunities. Victims have included U.S. citizens.

Demonstrations, tire burning, and roadblocks are frequent, unpredictable, and can turn violent. Local police may lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents. Emergency response, including ambulance service, is limited or non-existent.


Guyana

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 6, 2020


Do not travel to Guyana due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Guyana due to crime.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Guyana due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Guyana may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Guyana due to COVID-19.

Violent crime, such as armed robbery and murder, is common. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.


French Guiana

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 6, 2020


Do not travel to French Guiana due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for French Guiana due to COVID-19.

Travelers to French Guiana may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within French Guiana related to COVID-19.


Dominican Republic

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 6, 2020


Do not travel to the Dominican Republic due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for the Dominican Republic due to COVID-19.

Travelers to the Dominican Republic may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within the Dominican Republic due to COVID-19.

Exercise increased caution in the Dominican Republic due to crime.

Violent crime, including armed robbery, homicide and sexual assault is a concern throughout the Dominican Republic. The development of a professional tourist police corps, institution of a 911 system in many parts of the country, and a concentration of resources in resort areas means these tend to be better policed than urban areas like Santo Domingo. The wide availability of weapons, the use and trade of illicit drugs, and a weak criminal justice system contribute to the high level of criminality on the broader scale.


Cuba

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 6, 2020


Do not travel to Cuba due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Cuba due to demonstrable and sometimes debilitating injuries to members of our diplomatic community resulting in the drawdown of embassy staff.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Cuba due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Cuba may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Cuba due to COVID-19.

Numerous U.S. Embassy Havana employees suffered demonstrable and sometimes debilitating injuries during their service in Havana. Affected individuals have exhibited a range of physical symptoms including ear complaints and hearing loss, dizziness, headaches, fatigue, cognitive issues, visual problems, and difficulty sleeping. We continue to investigate how the health of our diplomats and their family members was severely and permanently damaged.

These symptoms occurred in U.S. diplomatic residences (including a long-term apartment at the Atlantic) and at Hotel Nacional and Hotel Capri in Havana.

The U.S. Embassy in Havana is operating with reduced staffing. Family members cannot accompany U.S. government employees who work in Cuba.


Colombia

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 6, 2020


Do not travel to Colombia due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Colombia due to crime, terrorism and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk.

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 for Colombia due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Colombia may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Colombia due to COVID-19.

Do not travel to:
  • Arauca, Cauca (except Popayan), Choco (except Nuqui), Narino, and Norte de Santander (except Cucuta) departments due to crime and terrorism.

Reconsider Travel to:
  • Several departments throughout the country due to crime and terrorism.

Violent crime, such as homicide, assault, and armed robbery, is common. Organized criminal activities, such as extortion, robbery, and kidnapping for ransom, are widespread.

While the Colombian government signed a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) terrorist group, some dissident groups refuse to demobilize.

The National Liberation Army (ELN) terrorist organization continues plotting possible attacks in Colombia. They 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.

U.S. government personnel cannot travel freely throughout Colombia for security reasons.


Brazil

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 6, 2020


Do not travel to Brazil due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Brazil due to crime. Some areas have increased risk.

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 for Brazil due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Brazil may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Brazil due to COVID-19.

Do not travel to:
  • Any areas within 150 km/100 miles of Brazil's land borders with Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and Paraguay due to crime. (Note: This does not apply to the Foz do Iguacu National Park or Pantanal National Park.)
  • Informal housing developments (commonly referred to in Brazil as favelas, vilas, comunidades, and/or conglomerados) at any time of day due to crime.
  • Brasilia's administrative regions (commonly known as satellite cities) of Ceilandia, Santa Maria, Sao Sebastiao, and Paranoa during non-daylight hours due to crime.

Violent crime, such as murder, armed robbery, and carjacking, is common in urban areas, day and night. Gang activity and organized crime is widespread. Assaults are common. U.S. government personnel are discouraged from using public, municipal buses in all parts of Brazil due to an elevated risk of robbery and assault at any time of day, and especially at night.


Bolivia

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 6, 2020


Do not travel to Bolivia due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Bolivia due to 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 issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Bolivia may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Bolivia due to COVID-19.

Demonstrations, strikes, and roadblocks can occur at any time in Bolivia. Demonstrations can result in violence. Roadblocks and strikes may cut off traffic and restrict the flow of goods and services around the country. Domestic and international flights may be delayed or unexpectedly cancelled.


Bhutan

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 6, 2020


Do not travel to Bhutan due to COVID-19.

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 (Avoid Nonessential Travel) for Bhutan due to COVID-19.


Argentina

Level 4: Do Not Travel
August 6, 2020


Do not travel to Argentina due to COVID-19.

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 for Argentina due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Argentina may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Argentina due to COVID-19.


Zimbabwe

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Zimbabwe due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Zimbabwe due to crime and 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 issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Zimbabwe due to COVID-19.

Zimbabwe has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Violent crime, such as assault, carjacking, and home invasion, is common. Smashing the windows of cars with the intent to steal, which can harm the driver or passengers, is also common.

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


Zambia

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Zambia due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Zambia due to COVID-19.

Zambia has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.


Vanuatu

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Vanuatu due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Vanuatu due to COVID-19.

Vanuatu has lifted stay at home orders and resumed business operations. Only repatriation flights organized by the Vanuatu government are operating on an occasional basis.


Uzbekistan

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Uzbekistan due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Uzbekistan due to COVID-19.

Uzbekistan has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.


Uruguay

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Uruguay due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Uruguay due to crime.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Uruguay due to COVID-19.

Uruguay has resumed limited transportation options (including charter airport operations and some re-opening of borders for Uruguayan citizens and residents) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Uruguay.

Violent crimes, such as homicides, armed robberies, carjackings, and thefts have increased throughout the country and occur in urban areas frequented by U.S. government personnel, day and night. Criminals commonly travel in pairs on motorcycles to approach unsuspecting victims with a weapon and demand personal belongings. Armed criminals also target grocery stores, restaurants, financial centers, and small businesses, in which innocent bystanders are often victimized.


United Kingdom

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to the United Kingdom due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to terrorism.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for the United Kingdom due to COVID-19.

United Kingdom transportation options are still limited but continuing to operate. Business operations continue to increase as local lockdown restrictions are adjusted. Conditions continue to improve in the United Kingdom.

Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in the United Kingdom. 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.

There is also a risk of isolated violence by dissident groups in Northern Ireland, focused primarily on police and military targets.


Uganda

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Uganda due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Uganda due to crime and kidnapping.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Uganda due to COVID-19.

Uganda has resumed most internal transportation options, but the international airport and borders remain, with some exceptions, closed to regular travel. Most business operations have resumed, however day cares and schools remain closed. Other improved conditions have been reported within Uganda.

Violent crime, such as armed robbery, home invasion, kidnapping, and sexual assault, is common, especially in larger cities including Kampala and Entebbe. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious crime.


Tuvalu

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Tuvalu due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Tuvalu due to COVID-19.

Tuvalu has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.


Turks and Caicos Islands

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to the Turks and Caicos Islands due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions. Exercise increased caution in the Turks and Caicos Islands due to crime.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for the Turks and Caicos Islands due to COVID-19.

Travelers to the Turks and Caicos Islands may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within the Turks and Caicos Islands due to COVID-19.

The vast majority of crime occurs in Providenciales. Local medical care and criminal investigative capabilities are limited.


Tunisia

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Tunisia due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Tunisia due to terrorism. Some areas have increased risk.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Tunisia due to COVID-19.

Tunisia has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Tunisia.


Trinidad and Tobago

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Trinidad and Tobago due to restricted travel options put in place to prevent COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Trinidad and Tobago due to crime, terrorism, and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Trinidad and Tobago due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Trinidad and Tobago may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Trinidad and Tobago due to COVID-19.

Do not travel to:
  • Laventille, Beetham, Sea Lots, Cocorite, and the interior of Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain due to crime.

Violent crime, such as murder, robbery, assault, sexual assault, home invasion, and kidnapping, is common.

Gang activity, such as narcotics trafficking, is common. A significant portion of violent crime is gang-related.

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.


Tonga

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Tonga due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Tonga due to COVID-19.

Tonga has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.


Togo

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Togo due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Togo due to COVID-19.

Togo has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

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.


Timor-Leste

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Timor-Leste due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Timor-Leste due to crime and 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 issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Timor-Leste due to COVID-19.

Timor-Leste has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

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.


The Gambia

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to The Gambia due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for The Gambia due to COVID-19.

The Gambia resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Exercise increased caution in:
  • The Gambia’s southern border area adjacent to Senegal’s Casamance region due to the potential presence of landmines.


Switzerland

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Switzerland due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Switzerland due to COVID-19.

Improved conditions have been reported within Switzerland.


Sweden

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Sweden due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Sweden due to COVID-19.

Sweden has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.


Suriname

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Suriname due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Suriname due to COVID-19.

Suriname has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.


Sri Lanka

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Sri Lanka due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Sri Lanka due to terrorism.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Sri Lanka due to COVID-19.

Sri Lanka has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets, shopping malls, government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, hospitals, and other public areas.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in remote areas.


South Korea

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to South Korea due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for South Korea due to COVID-19.

South Korea has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within South Korea.


Solomon Islands

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Solomon Islands due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Solomon Islands due to COVID-19.

The Solomon Islands has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed business operations. Only repatriation flights organized by the Solomon Islands government are operating on an occasional basis.


Slovenia

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Slovenia due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Slovenia due to COVID-19.

Improved conditions have been reported within Slovenia.


Slovakia

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Slovakia due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Slovakia due to COVID-19.

Slovakia has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Slovakia.


Sint Maarten

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Sint Maarten due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Sint Maarten due to COVID-19.

Sint Maarten has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.


Singapore

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Singapore due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Singapore due to COVID-19.

Singapore has resumed some transportation options, (including limited airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Singapore.


Seychelles

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Seychelles due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Seychelles due to COVID-19.

Seychelles has resumed some transportation options, but most travelers are barred from entry unless they hold permanent residence or domicile in Seychelles. Seychelles has resumed business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Seychelles.


Serbia

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Serbia due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to crime.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Serbia due to COVID-19.

Serbia has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and universities). Other improved conditions have been reported within Serbia.

Additionally, exercise increased caution in Serbia due to crime.

Violence associated with organized crime and high-profile sporting events in Serbia is common.

Organized criminal activities such as car bombings and assassinations by shooting can occur in all areas at any time.


Senegal

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Senegal due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Senegal due to COVID-19.

Senegal has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Exercise increased caution in:
  • The Casamance region due to crime and landmines.


Samoa

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Samoa due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Samoa due to COVID-19.

Samoa has resumed transportation options (including airport operations) and business operations (including day cares and schools). However, inbound travel is significantly restricted and business operating hours remain limited. Other improved conditions have been reported within Samoa.


Rwanda

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Rwanda due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Rwanda due to COVID-19.

Rwanda has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of air borders) and business operations. Other improved conditions have been reported within Rwanda.

Exercise increased caution in:
  • The Rwanda-Burundi border due to armed conflict.
  • The Rwanda-Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) border due to armed conflict.


Romania

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Romania due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Romania due to COVID-19.

Improved conditions have been reported in Romania.


Qatar

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Qatar due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Qatar due to COVID-19.

Qatar has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Due to risks to civil aviation operating within the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman region, including Qatar, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an advisory Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) and/or a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR).


Portugal

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Portugal due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Portugal due to COVID-19.

Improved conditions have been reported within Portugal.


Poland

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Poland due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Poland due to COVID-19.

Poland has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.


Philippines

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to the Philippines due to COVID-19. Additionally, exercise increased caution in the Philippines due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, a measles outbreak, and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for the Philippines due to COVID-19.

The Philippines has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within the Philippines.

Exercise increased caution in:
  • The Sulu Archipelago, including the southern Sulu Sea, due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and kidnapping.
  • Marawi City in Mindanao due to terrorism and civil unrest.

Reconsider travel to:
  • Other areas of Mindanao due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and kidnapping.

Terrorist and armed groups continue plotting possible kidnappings, bombings, and other attacks in the Philippines. Terrorist and armed groups may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities. The Philippine government has declared a “State of National Emergency on Account of Lawless Violence in Mindanao.”


Paraguay

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Paraguay due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Paraguay due to COVID-19.

Paraguay has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Exercise increased caution in:
  • Amambay, Alto Paraná, Canindeyu, San Pedro, and Concepcion departments due to crime.


Papua New Guinea

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Papua New Guinea due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Papua New Guinea due to crime, civil unrest, health concerns, natural disasters, and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Papua New Guinea due to COVID-19.

Papua New Guinea has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.


Norway

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Norway due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Norway due to COVID-19.

Norway has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Norway.


North Macedonia

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to North Macedonia due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for North Macedonia due to COVID-19.

North Macedonia has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.


Niger

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Niger due to COVID-19, crime, terrorism, and kidnapping.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Niger due to COVID-19.

Niger has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.


The Netherlands

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to the Netherlands due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to terrorism.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for the Netherlands due to COVID-19.

Improved conditions have been reported within the Netherlands.

Terrorists continue plotting possible attacks in the Netherlands. 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.


Nepal

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Nepal due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Nepal due to the potential for isolated political violence.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Nepal due to COVID-19.

Nepal has lifted stay at home orders and resumed some transportation options and business options.

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


Nauru

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Nauru due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Nauru due to COVID-19.

Nauru has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.


Morocco

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Morocco due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Morocco due to terrorism.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Morocco due to COVID-19.

Morocco has lifted stay at home orders and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

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.


Montenegro

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Montenegro due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Montenegro due to COVID-19.

Montenegro has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares). While other improved conditions have been reported within Montenegro, local conditions are subject to change.


Moldova

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Moldova due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to unresolved conflict.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Moldova due to COVID-19.

Moldova has lifted stay-at-home orders and resumed some transportation and business operations.

Exercise increased caution in:
  • Transnistria due to the unresolved conflict between this breakaway region and the central government.


Mauritania

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Mauritania due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Mauritania due to crime and terrorism. Some areas have increased risk.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Mauritania due to COVID-19.

Mauritania has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Mauritania.

Do Not Travel To:
  • Areas designated as off limits by the Mauritanian military due to crime and terrorism

Violent crimes, such as mugging, armed robbery, and assault, are common. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious crimes.


Malta

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Malta due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Malta due to COVID-19.

Improved conditions have been reported within Malta.


Maldives

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Maldives due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Maldives due to terrorism.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Maldives due to COVID-19.

Maldives has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Terrorist groups may conduct attacks with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities. Attacks may occur on remote islands which could lengthen the response time of authorities.


Madagascar

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Madagascar due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Madagascar due to crime.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Madagascar due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Madagascar may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Madagascar due to COVID-19.

Violent crime, such as armed robbery and assault, may occur throughout Madagascar and particularly in:
  • Antananarivo, Nosy Be, Toamasina (Tamatave), and Mahajunga
  • Ankarana and Montagne d’Ambre National Parks adjacent to Diego
  • Isalo
  • General area surrounding Tolagnaro (Ft. Dauphin), south of National Route (RN) 7 and RN 27 (excluding the tourist area on the coastal roads between Ambovombe and Farafangana)
  • Batterie Beach, north of Toliara

Luxembourg

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Luxembourg due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Luxembourg due to COVID-19.


Lithuania

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Lithuania due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Lithuania due to COVID-19.

Lithuania has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Lithuania.


Liechtenstein

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Liechtenstein due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Liechtenstein due to COVID-19.

Improved conditions have been reported within Liechtenstein.


Lesotho

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Lesotho due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Lesotho due to COVID-19.

Lesotho has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.


Lebanon

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel Lebanon due to COVID-19, crime, terrorism, armed conflict, civil unrest and Embassy Beirut's limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens. Some areas have increased risk.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Lebanon due to COVID-19.

Lebanon has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations ) and business operations. Other improved conditions have been reported within Lebanon.

On June 15, 2020, the Department of State ended its ordered departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees and eligible family members which had been in effect since March 18.

Do not travel to:
  • the border with Syria due to terrorism and armed conflict
  • the border with Israel due to the potential for armed conflict
  • refugee settlements due to the potential for armed conflict

U.S. citizens should reconsider or avoid travel to certain areas in Lebanon because of the threats of terrorism, armed clashes, kidnapping, and outbreaks of violence, especially near Lebanon's borders with Syria and Israel. U.S. citizens living and working in Lebanon should be aware of the risks of remaining in the country and should carefully consider those risks.

Latvia

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Latvia due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Latvia due to COVID-19.

Improved conditions have been reported within Latvia.


Laos

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Laos due to COVID-19.

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

Laos has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Laos.

Reconsider travel to:
  • Xaisomboun Province due to civil unrest.

Exercise increased caution in:
  • Remote areas along the border with Burma due to crime.
  • Areas of Savannakhet, Xieng Khouang, Saravane, Khammouane, Sekong, Champassak, Houaphan, Attapeu, Luang Prabang, and Vientiane provinces, as well as along Route 7 (from Route 13 to the Vietnam border), Route 9 (Savannakhet to the Vietnam border), and Route 20 (Pakse to Saravane) due to unexploded bombs.

Kiribati

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Kiribati due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Kiribati due to COVID-19.

Kiribati has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.


Jordan

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Jordan due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Jordan due to terrorism. Some areas have increased risk.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Jordan due to COVID-19.

Jordan has lifted stay at home orders and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Do not travel to:
  • The border with Syria and Iraq due to terrorism and armed conflict.

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.


Japan

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Japan due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Japan due to COVID-19.

Japan has resumed most business operations (including day cares and schools). COVID-19 is still a serious concern in Tokyo and across many areas of Japan, and restrictions on entry remain in effect.


Jamaica

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Jamaica due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions. Exercise increased caution in Jamaica due to crime. Some areas have increased risk.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Jamaica due to COVID-19.

Jamaica has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations. Other improved conditions have been reported within Jamaica.

Do not travel to:
  • The below-listed areas of Kingston due to crime.
  • The below-listed areas of Montego Bay due to crime.
  • Spanish Town due to crime.

Violent crimes, such as home invasions, armed robberies, sexual assaults, and homicides are common. Sexual assaults occur frequently, including at all-inclusive resorts. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents. Emergency services vary throughout the island, and response times may vary from U.S. standards. U.S. government personnel are prohibited from traveling to areas listed below, from using public buses, and from driving outside of prescribed areas of Kingston at night.


Italy

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Italy due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to terrorism.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Italy due to COVID-19.

Improved COVID-19 conditions have been reported within Italy.

Italy has a longstanding risk presented by terrorist groups, who continue plotting possible attacks in Italy. 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.


Ireland

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Ireland due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Ireland due to COVID-19.

Ireland has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Ireland.


Iceland

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Iceland due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Iceland due to COVID-19.

Iceland has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools).


Hungary

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Hungary due to COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Hungary due to COVID-19.

Guinea-Bissau has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Improved conditions have been reported within Hungary.


Guinea-Bissau

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Guinea-Bissau due to COVID-19. Reconsider travel to Guinea-Bissau due to crime and civil unrest.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Guinea-Bissau due to COVID-19.

Guinea-Bissau has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Violent crime is common in Guinea-Bissau. Aggressive vendors, panhandlers, and occasionally criminals target foreigners at the Bissau airport and other crowded areas, especially Bandim Market in the center of the capital. Local police lack the resources, capacity, and training to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.

The country has been beset by chronic political and institutional dysfunction for decades, and there is the potential for violence.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens because there is no U.S. Embassy in Guinea-Bissau.


Guinea

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Guinea due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Guinea due to civil unrest.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Guinea due to COVID-19.

Guinea has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Demonstrations occur frequently throughout the country and are often sporadic and unplanned, making it difficult to predict the size, route, or level of violence or congestion that may occur.

Any demonstration may turn violent, resulting in injuries and even fatalities. Demonstrators may attack vehicles that attempt to pass through or around the protests, resulting in serious injuries and vehicular damage. Criminals are known to take advantage of the resulting traffic congestion to rob drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. Uniformed security forces may also extort drivers and passengers during these incidents.


Greece

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Greece due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Greece due to COVID-19.

Greece has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of some land-border crossing) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Greece.


Germany

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Germany due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Germany due to terrorism.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Germany due to COVID-19.

Improved conditions have been reported within Germany.

Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Germany. 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.


Georgia

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Georgia due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Georgia due to COVID-19.

Improved conditions have been reported within Georgia.

Do Not Travel to:
  • The Russian-occupied regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia due to risk of crime, civil unrest, and landmines.

Gabon

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Gabon due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Gabon due to COVID-19.

Gabon has lifted daytime stay-at-home orders, but an evening curfew remains in place. Commercial air travel has resumed with a limited number of international flights. Land and sea borders remain closed to travelers though freight shipments are permitted. Some business operations have resumed.

Exercise Increased Caution in:
  • Libreville and Port Gentil due to crime.

French West Indies

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to French West Indies, which includes the islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Saint Martin, and Saint Barthélemy, due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for the French West Indies due to COVID-19.

French West Indies has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.


France

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to France due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in France due to terrorism and 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 issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for France due to COVID-19.

Improved conditions have been reported within France.

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 continue in France and are expected to continue in the coming weeks. Property damage, including looting and arson, in populated tourist areas has occurred with reckless disregard for public safety. Police have responded with water cannons, rubber bullets, and tear gas. The U.S. Embassy is advising official U.S. government travelers to avoid travel to Paris and other major cities in France on the weekends.


Finland

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Finland due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Finland due to COVID-19.

Finland has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Finland.


Estonia

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Eritrea due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Estonia due to COVID-19.

Estonia has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Estonia.


Eritrea

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Eritrea due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Eritrea due to travel restrictions, limited consular assistance, and landmines.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Eritrea due to COVID-19.

Eritrea has resumed some transportation options and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Eritrea.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Eritrea, as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel outside of Asmara.

Eritrean law enforcement officials routinely block access to foreign nationals in detention. The U.S. Embassy therefore may not receive notification or be allowed access to you if you are detained or arrested.

There are landmines in many remote areas in Eritrea, particularly in Nakfa, AdiKeih, Arezza, the 25 mile-wide region (40 km) between the Setit and Mereb Rivers, and in areas north and west of Keren, areas near Massawa, Ghinda, Agordat, Barentu, Dekemhare, and south of Tessenae.


Ecuador

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Ecuador due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Ecuador due to crime.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Ecuador due to COVID-19.

Ecuador has lifted some stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Do not travel to:
  • Carchi, Sucumbíos, and the northern part of Esmeraldas provinces, including Esmeraldas city, due to crime.

Djibouti

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Djibouti due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Djibouti due to COVID-19.

Djibouti has resumed most transportation options (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Djibouti.


Denmark

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Denmark due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Denmark due to terrorism.

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

Improved COVID-19 conditions have been reported within Denmark.

Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Denmark. 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.


Czech Republic

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Czech Republic due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for the Czech Republic due to COVID-19.

The Czech Republic has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within the Czech Republic.


Cyprus

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Cyprus due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Cyprus due to COVID-19.

Cyprus has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Cyprus.

Do not attempt to enter the United Nations buffer zone at any place other than a designated crossing point. Police and UN forces strictly enforce this restriction.


Croatia

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Croatia due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Croatia due to COVID-19.

Croatia has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Croatia.


Cote d'Ivoire

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Cote d'Ivoire due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to crime and terrorism.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Cote d'Ivoire due to COVID-19.

Cote d’Ivoire has lifted travel restrictions between cities and allowed schools and some businesses to reopen. Some international airlines have resumed operations.

Reconsider travel to:

  • Northern border region due to terrorism.

Violent crime, such as carjacking, robbery, and home invasion, is common.


Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting areas frequented by foreigners, such as beaches.


The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens outside of Abidjan. Embassy personnel are prohibited from driving outside the major cities after dark, including between Abidjan, Grand Bassam, and Assinie.


Comoros

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Comoros due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Comoros due to COVID-19.

Comoros has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.


Chile

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Chile due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Chile due to 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 issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Chile due to COVID-19.

Travelers to Chile may experience border closures, airport closures, travel prohibitions, stay at home orders, business closures, and other emergency conditions within Chile due to COVID-19.

Exercise increased caution in Chile due to civil unrest.


Canada

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Canada due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Canada due to COVID-19.  

Canada has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.


Burma (Myanmar)

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Burma due to COVID-19. Additionally, exercise increased caution due to areas of civil unrest and armed conflict.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Burma due to COVID-19.  

Burma has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Do not travel to:

  • Buthidaung, Kyauktaw, Maungdaw, Minbya, Mrauk- U, Ponnagyun, and Rathedaung townships in Rakhine State due to civil unrest and armed conflict.
  • Paletwa township in Chin State due to civil unrest and armed conflict
  • Hpakan, Mansi, Momauk, Sumprabum, Tanai, and Waingmaw townships in Kachin State due to civil unrest and armed conflict.
  • Hpapun township in Kayin State due to civil unrest.
  • TKonkyan, Kutkai, Kyaukme, Laukkaing, Matman, Mongmao, Muse, Namphan, Pangsang, and Pangwaun townships in Shan State due to civil unrest and armed conflict.


Bulgaria

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Bulgaria due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Bulgaria due to COVID-19.  

Improved conditions have been reported within Bulgaria.


Botswana

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Botswana due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Botswana due to COVID-19.  

Botswana has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations. Masks are required in all public spaces.


Bosnia and Herzegovina

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Bosnia-Herzegovina due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Bosnia and Herzegovina due to COVID-19.  

Bosnia and Herzegovina has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Bosnia-Herzegovina. 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.

Minefields and land mines are present throughout Bosnia-Herzegovina. While suspected hazardous areas are normally clearly marked, several people are killed or injured each year.


Belgium

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Belgium due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Belgium due to COVID-19.  

Belgium has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Belgium.

Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Belgium. 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, music, and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas.


Barbados

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Barbados due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Barbados due to COVID-19.  

Barbados has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options, and businesses operations.


Bahrain

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Bahrain due to COVID-19 and terrorism concerns.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Bahrain due to COVID-19.

While the Bahrain airport has remained operational without interruption, the Government of Bahrain has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including:

  • All visas upon arrival have been suspended. Anyone attempting to enter Bahrain must have a Bahrain residence permit or secure a visa in advance by visiting www.evisa.gov.bh.
  • All arriving passengers will be tested for COVID-19.
  • All arriving passengers must quarantine for 10 days, regardless of the outcome of the COVID-19 test.
  • The King Fahd Causeway connecting Bahrain and Saudi Arabia remains closed to non-commercial traffic.


Azerbaijan

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Azerbaijan due to COVID-19 and terrorism concerns.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Azerbaijan due to COVID-19.

Azerbaijan has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan has a longstanding risk presented by terrorist groups, who continue plotting possible attacks in Azerbaijan. 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.


Austria

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Austria due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Austria due to COVID-19.  

Austria has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Austria.


Australia

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Australia due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Australia due to COVID-19.  

Australia has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Australia.


Aruba

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Aruba due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Aruba due to COVID-19.  

Aruba has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Aruba.


Antigua and Barbuda

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Antigua and Barbuda due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Antigua and Barbuda due to COVID-19.  

Antigua and Barbuda has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options, and businesses operations.


Angola

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Algeria due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Angola due to COVID-19.  

Angola has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Exercise caution in:

  • Urban areas due to crime and kidnapping.


Andorra

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Algeria due to COVID-19.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Andorra due to COVID-19.  

Improved conditions have been reported within Andorra.


Algeria

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Algeria due to COVID-19.  Exercise increased caution in Algeria due to terrorism.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Algeria due to COVID-19.  

Algeria has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.

Do not travel to:

  • Areas near the eastern and southern borders due to terrorism and kidnapping.
  • Areas in the Sahara Desert due to terrorism and kidnapping.

Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Algeria. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning and have recently targeted the Algerian security forces. Most attacks take place in rural areas, but attacks are possible in urban areas despite a heavy and active police presence.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens outside Algiers province due to Algerian government restrictions on travel by U.S. government employees.

Albania

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
August 6, 2020


Reconsider travel to Albania due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to crime.

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 3 Travel Health Notice for Albania due to COVID-19.

Albania has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Albania.

Exercise increased caution in:

  • The southern town of Lazarat due to crime.


Mongolia

Level 4: Do Not Travel
March 18, 2020

Do Not Travel to Mongolia due to the Global Health Advisory and Mongolia’s suspension of all international travel in response to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 in neighboring countries.

On March 10, 2020, Mongolia suspended travel to and from foreign locations until at least March 28. Virtually all commercial flights, passenger rail, and auto traffic into and out of Mongolia are suspended during this time period. Domestic air and rail travel will also be suspended from March 10 until at least March 16.

On February 25, 2020, the Department of State allowed for the voluntary departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees and all family members. On March 12, the Department ordered the departure of all nonessential personnel due to travel, transport, and other restrictions related to Mongolia’s response to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19.

Travelers already in Mongolia should be prepared for the potential implementation of further measures with little or no advance notice affecting their ability to move within or depart from Mongolia. Travelers should also review and follow the Centers for Disease Control’s guidelines for the prevention of coronavirus. U.S. citizens currently in Mongolia should attempt to depart by commercial means as soon as it becomes feasible to do so.

U.S. citizens remaining in Mongolia should follow the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Mongolian health authorities’ guidance for prevention, signs and symptoms, and treatment. We strongly urge U.S. citizens remaining in Mongolia to stay home as much as possible and limit contact with others, including large gatherings. Consider stocking up on food and other supplies to limit movement outside the home. If the situation deteriorates further, the ability of the U.S. Embassy to provide assistance to U.S. nationals within Mongolia may be limited.

Micronesia

Level 3: Reconsider Travel
March 18, 2020


Reconsider Travel to the Federated States of Micronesia due to the Global Health Advisory and Embassy Kolonia’s limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens.

On March 11, 2020, the Department of State allowed for the voluntary departure of non-emergency U.S. Government employees and all eligible family members due to stringent travel restrictions that affect commercial flights.

As of March 18, 2020, there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), but the country’s health system has limited capacity for handling an outbreak.  A recent reduction in commercial flights and difficulty in arranging medevac flights may make it difficult or impossible to seek medical evacuation.  Travelers should consider these factors and their health before traveling to the FSM and follow the Centers for Disease Control’s guidelines for the prevention of coronavirus if they decide to travel.

The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia has announced several precautionary measures including:

  • Persons traveling to the FSM directly or indirectly, either by air or sea, from anywhere in the People’s Republic of China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, since January 6, 2020 are banned from entering the FSM.
  • Persons traveling to the FSM from a country, jurisdiction, or area with a confirmed COVID-19 case are not allowed to enter the FSM unless they have stayed in a country state or territory without COVID-19 for a period of no less than 14 days.
  • As of March 7, persons with travel originating from Guam may enter the FSM.
  • FSM airport officials are checking the temperature of all arriving passengers.

Macau SAR

Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
February 11, 2020


Exercise Increased Caution due to the novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

A novel (new) coronavirus is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness that began in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in December 2019. On January 30, 2020 the World Health Organization determined the rapidly spreading outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

The Macau government has reported cases of the novel coronavirus in its special administrative region. In an effort to contain the novel coronavirus, the Macau government has placed restrictions on entry to its special administration region on individuals who have been to Hubei Province, China within the previous 14 days and may quarantine those they believe could have been exposed to the coronavirus.

As of February 4, ferry services between Hong Kong and Macau have been suspended and flights from Macau International Airport have been reduced. Also, bus drivers may refuse passengers who do not wear face masks.

On February 10, 2020 the Department of State allowed for the voluntary departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees and their family members due to the novel coronavirus and the impact to Mission personnel as schools and some public facilities have been closed until further notice.

The Department of State has raised the Travel Advisory for China to Level 4: Do Not Travel due to the novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Warning: Avoid all nonessential travel to China.

If you must travel to Macau, you should:

  • Monitor the Macau government’s website for further updates on the coronavirus infection.
  • Avoid contact with sick people.
  • Discuss travel to Macau with your healthcare provider. Older adults and travelers with underlying health issues may be at risk for more severe disease.
  • Avoid animals (alive or dead), animal markets, and products that come from animals (such as uncooked meat).
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Maintain drainage pipes properly and add water to U-traps regularly.
  • Put the toilet lid down before you flush to prevent the spread of germs.

If you traveled to Macau in the last 14 days and feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, you should:

  • Seek medical care right away. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
  • Avoid contact with others.
  • Do not travel while sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Wear a mask and seek medical advice promptly if unwell.

Thailand

Level 1: Normal Precautions
February 7, 2020


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

Reconsider travel to:

  • Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat, and Songkhla provinces due to civil unrest.

If you decide to travel to Thailand:

  • 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 Crime and Safety Reports for Thailand.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations.

Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat, and Songkhla Provinces – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Periodic violence directed mostly at Thai government interests by a domestic insurgency continues to affect security in the southernmost provinces of Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat, and Songkhla. U.S. citizens are at risk of death or injury due to the possibility of indiscriminate attacks in public places. Martial law is in force in this region.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in these provinces as U.S government employees must obtain special authorization to travel to these provinces.

Palau

Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
February 4, 2020


Exercise normal precautions in Palau.

If you decide to travel to Palau:

  • 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.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations.



Source: U.S. Department of State
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