Travel Alerts & Warnings

Your homeland government maintains a listing of travel and safety alerts with information and advice on developing situations that may affect the safety and well-being of travelers and vacationers. We use RSS feeds to attempt to maintain regularly updated information on the security, entry and exit requirements, health conditions, local laws and culture, natural disasters and climate, and how to find help when you are in a specific nation.

No matter where in the world you intend to travel, make sure you check your destination country’s travel advice and advisories page twice: once when you are planning your trip, and again shortly before you leave. If the region or the country you will be visiting becomes subject to a travel advisory, your travel health insurance or your trip cancellation insurance may be affected. You are solely responsible for your travel decisions.

▣ The following travel alerts and warnings have been issued to alert travelers of potential risks in certain countries and regions.

  • Tue, 25 Jun 2019 16:21:53 +0000: Hungary - Travel Advice Summary

    Latest update: Summary - the Budapest Pride March will take place on 6 July; you should take care if you’re planning to attend the march as counter demonstrations are possible; you should follow the instructions of local authorities who are policing the event

  • Tue, 25 Jun 2019 15:05:02 +0000: Eritrea - Travel Advice Summary

    Latest update: Summary - there are currently drinking water supply problems being experienced across Eritrea due to the closure by the Eritrean Government of many of the water purification and bottling plants; you should be aware of this shortage when planning your visit

  • Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:30:51 +0000: Qatar - Travel Advice Summary

    Latest update: This advice has been reviewed in full and reissued with editorial amendments

  • Tue, 25 Jun 2019 13:23:50 +0000: Morocco - Travel Advice Summary

    Latest update: This advice has been reviewed in full and re-issued with amendments throughout

  • Mon, 24 Jun 2019 17:25:51 +0000: Nepal - Travel Advice Summary

    Latest update: Summary - addition of information and advice about a nationwide strike called for 25 June 2019

Airport Safety

▣ The following travel alerts and warnings have been issued to alert travelers of potential risks in certain countries and regions.

  • Tue, 25 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0000: Bosnia and Herzegovina - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution - travel.state.gov: Travel Advisories

    Exercise increased caution in Bosnia-Herzegovina due to terrorism and land mines.

    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.

    Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

    If you decide to travel to Bosnia-Herzegovina:

    • Be aware of your surroundings when traveling to tourist locations and crowded public venues.
    • Monitor local media for breaking events and adjust your plans based on new information.
    • Remain on hard-surfaced roads and stay out of abandoned buildings due to risks from land mines.
    • 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 Report for Bosnia-Herzegovina.
    • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.
  • Tue, 25 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0000: Denmark - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution - travel.state.gov: Travel Advisories

    Exercise increased caution in Denmark due to terrorism.

    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.

    Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

    If you decide to travel to Denmark:

    • Be aware of your surroundings when traveling to tourist locations and crowded public venues.
    • Follow the instructions of local authorities.
    • Monitor local media for breaking events and adjust your plans based on new information.
    • 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 Report for Denmark.
    • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.
  • Mon, 24 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0000: Sri Lanka - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution - travel.state.gov: Travel Advisories

    Exercise increased caution in Sri Lanka due to terrorism

    On June 24, 2019, the Department lifted the ordered departure status of all school-age children (kindergarten through 12th grade) of U.S. government employees under the age of 18 as well as the authorized departure status of non-emergency U.S. government employees and family members.

    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.

    Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page

    If you decide to travel to Sri Lanka:

    • Be aware of your surroundings when traveling to tourist locations and crowded public venues.
    • Follow the instructions of local authorities.
    • Monitor local media for breaking events and adjust your plans based on new information.
    • 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 Report for Sri Lanka.
    • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

    Last Update:  Reissued to revise travel advisory level and to inform that the ordered and authorized departure status of U.S. government employees and their family members has been lifted.

  • Mon, 24 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0000: Honduras - Level 3: Reconsider Travel - travel.state.gov: Travel Advisories

    Reconsider travel to Honduras due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

    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.

    Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

    If you decide to travel to Honduras:

    • Avoid demonstrations
    • Be aware of your surroundings.
    • Avoid walking or driving at night.
    • Do not physically resist any robbery attempt.
    • Be extra vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs.
    • Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive watches or jewelry.
    • Exercise caution using cell phones in public, including inside of cars while stopped in traffic.
    • Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas
    • 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 Report for Honduras.
    • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

    Gracias a Dios Department

    Gracias a Dios is an isolated area with high levels of criminal activity and drug trafficking. Infrastructure is weak, government services are limited, and police and military presence is scarce.

    The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Gracias a Dios as U.S. government employees are restricted from traveling to the area.

    Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

    Last Update: Reissued after periodic review with minor edits.

  • Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0000: Iceland - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions - travel.state.gov: Travel Advisories

    Exercise normal precautions in Iceland. 

    Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page

    If you decide to travel to Iceland:

    Last Update: Reissued after periodic review without changes.


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