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FCO Travel Advice

  • newDemocratic Republic of the Congo
    Latest update: Summary – the Foreign and Commonwealth Office now advise against all travel to the provinces of Kasaï, Kasaï Central and Kasaï Oriental
    - 9 hours ago, 30 Mar 17, 3:11pm -
  • newBahrain
    Latest update: Safety and security section - information about demonstrations on Thursday 30 March 2017 and Saturday 1 April 2017
    - 11 hours ago, 30 Mar 17, 1:46pm -
  • newRussia
    Latest update: Summary - removal of information on several large demonstrations in cities across Russia on 26 March 2017
    - 11 hours ago, 30 Mar 17, 1:24pm -
  • newChile
    Latest update: Summary – removal of information on violent incidents in Santiago and Valparaiso on 29 March 2017
    - 13 hours ago, 30 Mar 17, 11:49am -
  • newKenya
    Latest update: Summary – the central county of Laikipia has seen numerous invasions by cattle herders onto privately held ranches and conservancies, in some cases leading to violence and arson; security forces are seeking to enforce private property rights; you should check the latest situation a…
    - 13 hours ago, 30 Mar 17, 10:54am -
  • newFrance
    Latest update: Summary – all vehicles, including motorbikes driving in central Paris, Lyon and Grenoble will need to display a special ‘pollution sticker’; if you have a vehicle registered in France, you can apply now for a sticker from the French Ministry of the Environment website
    - 14 hours ago, 30 Mar 17, 10:42am -
  • Burma
    Latest update: Safety and security section (Political situation) – by elections will take place on 1 April in parts of Rangoon and Bago, and in Chin, Mon, Rakhine, Sagaing, Shan and Kayah States; keep yourself updated on the campaign and avoid protests or demonstrations
    - 1 day ago, 29 Mar 17, 4:31pm -
  • Gambia
    Latest update: Summary - parliamentary elections are due to take place on 6 April 2017
    - 1 day ago, 29 Mar 17, 4:20pm -
  • Belarus
    Latest update: Safety and Security section (Political situation) – on 25 March 2017, the security forces used force to disperse opposition rallies and marches, more rallies could take place in Minsk and other large towns between now and 9 May 2017; you should maintain a high level of security awar…
    - 1 day ago, 29 Mar 17, 2:28pm -
  • Nigeria
    Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment
    - 1 day ago, 29 Mar 17, 2:07pm -
  • Australia
    Latest update: Summary – severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie caused significant damage and flooding with further heavy further rainfall expected across Queensland including Brisbane; the Australian government has activated a disaster response plan; you should monitor the media closely and follow the ad…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Mar 17, 11:18am -
  • Bermuda
    Latest update: Health section - removal of information about Chikungunya virus
    - 2 days ago, 29 Mar 17, 10:21am -
  • French Guiana
    Latest update: Summary - there are reports of social unrest and strike action across French Guiana with some local services closed, petrol shortages and flight cancellations; if you’re in an affected area, follow the advice of the local authorities and contact your travel company for more informat…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Mar 17, 9:20am -
  • Austria
    Latest update: Summary – removal of information and advice about the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Styria from 14 to 25 March 2017
    - 2 days ago, 29 Mar 17, 9:15am -
  • Guinea-Bissau
    Latest update: minor editorial amendments throughout
    - 2 days ago, 28 Mar 17, 3:32pm -
  • Pitcairn Island
    Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment
    - 2 days ago, 28 Mar 17, 3:03pm -
  • Ecuador
    Latest update: Natural disasters section (Rainy seasons) - the Metropolitan District of Quito declared an emergency on 23 March 2017 following heavy rains in the capital; there has been localised flooding and some landslides; heavy rains are expected to continue for several weeks; you should monitor…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Mar 17, 2:42pm -
  • Togo
    Latest update: Safety and Security section – there have been demonstrations in Lomé, most recently in February 2017 against fuel price increases; you should avoid all large crowds and demonstrations and monitor local media; Health section – the 2015 UNAIDS report on the Global AIDS epidemic es…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Mar 17, 12:02pm -
  • Afghanistan
    Latest update: Safety and security section – on 8 March 2017, the Afghan National Army hospital in Kabul was attacked by insurgents killing about 50 people
    - 3 days ago, 28 Mar 17, 11:47am -
  • Macao
    Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment
    - 3 days ago, 28 Mar 17, 10:31am -

Travel Alerts & Warnings

  • French Guiana Travel Alert
    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to widespread protests throughout French Guiana and along the roads leading to the neighboring countries of Suriname and Brazil.The U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo, Suriname, is able to provide only very limited consular services in French Guiana. U.S. citizen…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Mar 17, 2:25pm -
  • Peru Travel Alert
    The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to the torrential rainfall that has triggered flooding and landslides in selected regions of Peru.Peru’s meteorology service expects heavy rains to continue through the end of March and into April. The Government of Peru declared a state of emergency for t…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Mar 17, 2:25pm -
  • Mauritania Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to far eastern Mauritania due to the activities of terrorist groups which are active in the neighboring regions of Mali including al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), and those which pose a threat in the greater Sub-Saharan region, such…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Mar 17, 2:39am -
  • Cameroon Travel Warning
    The State Department warns U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to the North and Far North Regions and parts of the East and Adamawa Regions of Cameroon because of terrorist threats and the risk of violent crime.The U.S. Embassy’s ability to provide consular services in remote and rural areas of Came…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Mar 17, 10:05pm -
  • Syria Travel Warning
    The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against all travel to Syria and strongly recommends that U.S. citizens remaining in Syria depart immediately.The security situation remains dangerous and unpredictable. Violent conflict between government and armed anti-government groups contin…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Mar 17, 9:32pm -
  • Afghanistan Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to Afghanistan because of continued instability and threats by terrorist organizations against U.S. citizens.This replaces the Travel Warning issued October 5, 2016.Travel to all areas of Afghanistan remains unsafe due to the ongoing risk of…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Mar 17, 1:55am -
  • Eritrea Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Eritrea.The Government of Eritrea restricts the travel of all foreign nationals in the country, including U.S. diplomats. These restrictions make it difficult for the U.S. Embassy to provide emergency consular services to U.S…
    - 37 days ago, 22 Feb 17, 5:12am -
  • Lebanon Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to 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 rema…
    - 43 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 7:03pm -
  • El Salvador Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of travel to El Salvador due to the high rates of crime and violence.El Salvador has one of the highest homicide levels in the world and crimes such as extortion, assault and robbery are common. This replaces the Travel Warn…
    - 44 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 4:42am -
  • Nigeria Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Nigeria and recommends that U.S. citizens avoid all but essential travel to Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kano, and Yobe states because the security situation in northeast Nigeria remains fluid and unpredictable.Very poor transpo…
    - 50 days ago, 8 Feb 17, 10:35pm -
  • North Korea Travel Warning
    The Department of State strongly urges U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to North Korea/the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) due to the serious risk of arrest and long-term detention under North Korea’s system of law enforcement.This system imposes unduly harsh sentences for actions…
    - 51 days ago, 8 Feb 17, 12:40am -
  • Iraq Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Iraq. Travel within Iraq remains very dangerous, and the ability of the Embassy to assist U.S. citizens facing difficulty is extremely limited. This supersedes the Travel Warning dated July 6, 2016.U.S. citizens in Iraq are at high ri…
    - 58 days ago, 31 Jan 17, 10:46pm -
  • Libya Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Libya and recommends that U.S. citizens currently in Libya depart immediately.On July 26, 2014, the U.S. Embassy suspended all embassy operations in Libya and relocated staff outside of the country because of violence between Libyan m…
    - 62 days ago, 28 Jan 17, 12:54am -
  • Turkey Travel Warning
    U.S. citizens are warned of increased threats from terrorist groups in Turkey.Carefully consider the need to travel to Turkey at this time, and avoid travel to southeast Turkey due to the persistent threat of terrorism.  The Department of State has placed restrictions on official travel by U.S. gov…
    - 64 days ago, 25 Jan 17, 3:45pm -
  • Honduras Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of travel to the Department of Gracias a Dios in Honduras.In addition, the greater urban areas of San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa, and La Ceiba have notably high crime and violence rates. This replaces the Honduras Travel Warnin…
    - 66 days ago, 24 Jan 17, 3:03am -
  • Kenya Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to the border area between Somalia and Kenya because of threats by the terrorist group al-Shabaab. U.S. citizens should also be aware of potential terrorist threats and the high risk of crime throughout the country.  This replaces the…
    - 76 days ago, 13 Jan 17, 10:23pm -
  • Somalia Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Somalia because of continuous activity by the al-Qaida affiliated terrorist group, al-Shabaab.U.S. citizens should be aware of the threat of kidnapping in all parts of Somalia, including Somaliland and Puntland.  There is no U.S. e…
    - 78 days ago, 11 Jan 17, 4:58pm -
  • Bangladesh Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of continuing threats from terrorist groups in Bangladesh and to consider the risks of travel to and throughout the country.The Department is updating this Travel Warning to reflect the change in the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka’s status to “partially accompa…
    - 84 days ago, 5 Jan 17, 1:06pm -
  • Republic of South Sudan Travel Warning
    The U.S. State Department warns U.S. citizens against travel to the Republic of South Sudan because of ongoing fighting, intercommunal violence, and violent crime. The Department of State has terminated Ordered Departure status for Embassy Juba, and simultaneously adjusted its staffing profile to r…
    - 85 days ago, 4 Jan 17, 10:02pm -
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid unnecessary travel to the DRC.On December 23, 2016, family members of U.S. government personnel and non-emergency personnel were allowed to return to Kinshasa. This replaces the Travel Warning dated December 2, 2016.There is ongoing instability an…
    - 97 days ago, 24 Dec 16, 4:31am -
  • Egypt Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of threats from terrorist groups in Egypt and to consider the risks of travel to the country.For security reasons, the U.S. Mission in Egypt prohibits diplomatic personnel from traveling to the Western Desert and the Sinai Peninsula outside the beach…
    - 97 days ago, 24 Dec 16, 3:39am -
  • Jordan Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of threats from terrorist groups throughout Jordan and to consider the risks of travel to and throughout the country. Terrorist organizations, including the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), its affiliates, and sympathizers,…
    - 97 days ago, 24 Dec 16, 3:38am -
  • Mali Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against all travel to Mali because of ongoing terrorist attacks and criminal violence.Effective December 27, the Embassy will change its status to "Adult Eligible Family Members Only," meaning that no one 21 years old or younger will be al…
    - 97 days ago, 23 Dec 16, 1:39pm -
  • Philippines Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid all non-essential travel to the Sulu Archipelago and through the southern Sulu Sea, and to exercise extreme caution when traveling to the island of Mindanao, due to continued terrorist threats, insurgent activities, and kidnappings.This replaces t…
    - 20 Dec 16, 11:02pm -
  • Venezuela Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to Venezuela due to violent crime, social unrest, and pervasive food and medicine shortages.All U.S. direct-hire personnel and their families assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Caracas are subject to an embassy movement policy that limits…
    - 16 Dec 16, 2:55am -
  • Ukraine Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to Crimea and the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk.This supersedes the Travel Warning for Ukraine dated June 17, 2016.Russia-backed separatists continue to control areas in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, where violent clashes ha…
    - 15 Dec 16, 12:29am -
  • Algeria Travel Warning
    The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against travel to remote areas in southern and eastern Algeria, as well as isolated parts of the Kabylie region, due to a high threat of terrorist attacks and kidnapping.This replaces the Travel Warning for Algeria dated March, 1 2016.Terrorist…
    - 14 Dec 16, 4:25am -
  • Mexico Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling to certain parts of Mexico due to the activities of criminal organizations in those areas.U.S. citizens have been the victims of violent crimes, including homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery in various Mexican sta…
    - 8 Dec 16, 3:37pm -
  • Ethiopia Travel Warning
    The State Department continues to warn U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Ethiopia due to the potential for civil unrest related to sporadic and unpredictable anti-government protests that began in November 2015.The U.S. Embassy's ability to provide consular services in many parts of the countr…
    - 7 Dec 16, 4:42am -
  • Burundi Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to Burundi due to ongoing political tensions, armed violence, and the potential for civil unrest.This replaces the Travel Warning dated March 11, 2016.Political violence persists throughout Burundi in the aftermath of the country’s contest…
    - 15 Nov 16, 5:02am -
  • Haiti Travel Warning
    This is an update to the Travel Warning posted on October 7, 2016, warning United States citizens about the dangers of travel to areas in the south of Haiti following the October 2016 passage of Hurricane Matthew.U.S. citizens are advised not to travel to the southern peninsula of Haiti, commonly re…
    - 5 Nov 16, 2:03am -
  • Chad Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of ongoing terrorist activity throughout Chad. U.S. citizens should avoid all travel to the border regions, and exercise extreme caution elsewhere in the country.  The U.S. Embassy’s ability to provide consular services outside of N’Djamena is li…
    - 4 Nov 16, 9:23pm -
  • Central African Republic Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to the Central African Republic (CAR) due to an unpredictable security situation subject to rapid deterioration, activities of armed groups, and violent crime.We urge U.S. citizens who are currently in CAR to consider departing. U.S. citize…
    - 19 Oct 16, 10:05pm -
  • Pakistan Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all non-essential travel to Pakistan.This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning dated April 7, 2016.Consular services provided by the American Embassy in Islamabad, the Consulate General in Karachi, and the Consulate General in Lahore are ofte…
    - 7 Oct 16, 9:44pm -
  • Yemen Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Yemen because of the high security threat level posed by ongoing conflict and terrorist activities.The Department of State is updating this Travel Warning to reflect concerns regarding detentions of U.S. citizens by armed groups…
    - 6 Oct 16, 9:24pm -
  • South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season - Travel Alert
    The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to the South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season, which begins November 1, 2016, and ends April 30, 2017.This Travel Alert expires on April 30, 2017.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that people living or traveling in regions…
    - 6 Oct 16, 2:25pm -
  • Tunisia Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to southeastern Tunisia along the Libyan border as well as the mountainous areas in the country’s west, due to the threat of terrorism.This replaces the Travel Warning issued April 1, 2016.Terrorist attacks have targeted Tunisian gov…
    - 29 Sep 16, 2:45pm -
  • Israel, The West Bank and Gaza Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to the Gaza Strip and urges those present to depart as soon as possible when border crossings are open.The security situation remains complex in Israel and the West Bank, and can change quickly depending on the political environment, rec…
    - 23 Aug 16, 9:27pm -
  • Iran Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Iran.This replaces the Travel Warning for Iran dated March 14, 2016, to reiterate and highlight the risk of arrest and detention of U.S. citizens, particularly dual national Iranian-Americans. Foreigners, in particular dual nation…
    - 23 Aug 16, 3:42am -
  • Saudi Arabia Travel Warning
    The Department of State recommends that U.S. citizens carefully consider the risks of travel to Saudi Arabia due to continuing ISIL (Da’esh) directed or inspired attacks across the Kingdom.Furthermore, continuing violence in neighboring countries such as Yemen has a high potential to spill over in…
    - 28 Jul 16, 2:58am -
  • Hurricane and Typhoon Season 2016 Travel Alert
    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the Hurricane and Typhoon Seasons in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico.Hurricane and Typhoon Season lasts through November 2016, though most tropical cyclones typically develop between May and October. The National…
    - 3 Jun 16, 2:25pm -
  • Colombia Travel Warning
    Tens of thousands of U.S. citizens safely visit Colombia each year for tourism, business, university studies, and volunteer work. Security in Colombia has improved significantly in recent years, including in tourist and business travel destinations such as Bogota, Cartagena, Barranquilla, Medellin,…
    - 5 Apr 16, 9:38pm -
  • Sudan Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the continued risks of travel to Sudan.U.S. citizens should avoid all travel to the Darfur region, Blue Nile, and Southern Kordofan states, and consider carefully the risks of travel in other areas of Sudan, due to the continued threat of terrorism…
    - 21 Jan 16, 10:58pm -
  • Niger Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Niger and specifically recommends citizens avoid travel to Niger’s border regions, including the Diffa region and particularly the Lake Chad basin area. The entire Lake Chad region is especially vulnerable because of ongoing act…
    - 21 Jan 16, 9:56pm -
  • Burkina Faso Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Burkina Faso. U.S. citizens in Burkina Faso, and those considering travel to Burkina Faso, should evaluate their personal security situation in light of continuing threats to safety and security.The ability of the U.S. Embassy to…
    - 20 Jan 16, 1:06pm -