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Current U.S. State Department Travel Advisories

As a first step in planning any trip abroad, check the Travel Advisories for your intended destination. Note that conditions can change rapidly in a country at any time. To receive updated Travel Advisories and Alerts, choose the method that works best for you at travel.state.gov/stayingconnected. For more details and FAQs about our safety and security information, please see travel.state.gov/travelsafely.

  • Iran - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on July 15, 2024 at 12:00 am

    Updated to add the Terrorism Risk Indicator and risk of surrogacy tourism. Do not travel to Iran due to the risk of terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping and the arbitrary arrest of U.S. citizens. Exercise increased caution due to wrongful detentions.   Country Summary: U.S. citizens should not […]

  • Maldives - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on July 11, 2024 at 12:00 am

    Reissued after periodic review with minor edits. Exercise increased caution in Maldives due to terrorism. Country Summary: Terrorist groups may conduct attacks with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities. […]

  • Yemen - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on July 10, 2024 at 12:00 am

    Updated to reflect additional information on terrorism and security. Do not travel to Yemen due to terrorism, civil unrest, crime, health risks, kidnapping, armed conflict, and landmines. Country Summary: The U.S. Embassy in Sana’a suspended its operations in February 2015. The U.S. government […]

  • Syria - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on July 10, 2024 at 12:00 am

    Updated to reflect the risk of wrongful detention Do not travel to Syria due to the risk of terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping or hostage taking, and armed conflict. Exercise increased caution due to the risk of wrongful detention. Country Summary: The U.S. Embassy in Damascus suspended its […]

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on July 9, 2024 at 12:00 am

    Reissued to reflect changes to the “Do Not Travel” provinces. Reconsider travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo due to crime and civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel To: North Kivu province due to crime, terrorism, civil […]

  • Trinidad and Tobago - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on July 2, 2024 at 12:00 am

    Reissued after periodic review without changes. Reconsider travel to Trinidad and Tobago due to crime. Exercise increased caution in Trinidad and Tobago due to terrorism and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. U.S. government personnel are prohibited […]

  • Eswatini - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on July 1, 2024 at 12:00 am

    Reissued after periodic review without changes. Exercise increased caution in Eswatini due to crime and civil unrest. Country Summary: Crime is common in Eswatini and sporadic armed robberies and carjackings do occur. Local police may lack the resources to deal effectively with criminal […]

  • Russia - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on June 27, 2024 at 12:00 am

    Reissued after periodic review with minor edits. Do not travel to Russia due to the consequences of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russian military forces. U.S. citizens may face harassment or detention by Russian security officials, arbitrary enforcement of local laws, limited flights into […]

  • See Individual Summaries -
    on June 27, 2024 at 12:00 am

    Updated with information on travel restrictions for U.S. government employees under Chief of Mission security responsibility. Do Not Travel To: Gaza due to terrorism and armed conflict Reconsider Travel To: Israel due to terrorism and civil unrest West Bank due to terrorism and civil unrest […]

  • Bhutan - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on June 26, 2024 at 12:00 am

    Reissued after periodic review without changes. Exercise normal precautions in Bhutan. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Bhutan. If you decide to travel to Bhutan: Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it […]

  • Dominican Republic - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on June 18, 2024 at 12:00 am

    Reissued after periodic review without changes. Exercise increased caution in the Dominican Republic due to crime. Country Summary: Violent crime, including armed robbery, homicide, and sexual assault, is a concern throughout the Dominican Republic. The development of a professional tourist police […]

  • Bolivia - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on June 6, 2024 at 12:00 am

    Reissued after annual review. Exercise increased caution in Bolivia due to civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Chapare region due to crime. Country Summary: Demonstrations, strikes, and roadblocks can occur at any time in Bolivia. […]

  • Burma (Myanmar) - Level 4: Do Not Travel
    on June 6, 2024 at 12:00 am

    Updated Country Summary, to include information about implementation of a conscription law, and changes to the “If you decide to travel to Burma” section. Do not travel to Burma due to civil unrest, armed conflict, and arbitrary enforcement of local laws. Reconsider travel to Burma due […]

  • New Caledonia - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
    on June 4, 2024 at 12:00 am

    Updated to reflect change to Travel Advisory Level 3. Reconsider travel to New Caledonia due to civil unrest and crime. U.S. citizens should reconsider travel to New Caledonia or consider departing by commercial or other privately available transportation options, in light of the current security […]

  • Antarctica - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on May 29, 2024 at 12:00 am

    Reissued with updates to information. Exercise increased caution in Antarctica due to environmental hazards posed by extreme and unpredictable weather and limited emergency services. There are no U.S. government consular services available to U.S. citizens in the Antarctic Region. The closest U.S […]

  • Comoros - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on May 28, 2024 at 12:00 am

    Updated to reflect information on election-related civil unrest.  Exercise increase caution in Comoros due to crime and civil unrest.  Protests occur spontaneously in Comoros and are typically motivated by political factors.   Most protests occur in Moroni, and some have turned violent.  […]

  • Marshall Islands - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
    on May 28, 2024 at 12:00 am

    Reissued after periodic review without changes. Exercise normal precautions in the Marshall Islands. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Marshall Islands. If you decide to travel to Marshall Islands: Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) […]

  • Benin - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on May 24, 2024 at 12:00 am

    Reissued to update information on Crime, Terrorism, and Kidnapping. Risks due to Maritime Crime (Other) is removed. Exercise increased caution in Benin due to crime, kidnapping, and  terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel to the below areas of […]

  • Worldwide Caution - Caution
    on May 17, 2024 at 12:00 am

    Location: Worldwide Event: Due to the potential for terrorist attacks, demonstrations, or violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests, the Department of State advises U.S. citizens overseas to exercise increased caution.  The Department of State is aware of the increased potential for […]

  • Philippines - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
    on May 16, 2024 at 12:00 am

    Updated to reflect changes in the country summary and information on the Sulu Archipelago, Marawi City. Exercise increased caution to the Philippines due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel to: The Sulu […]