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.

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 17:37:26 +0000: Pakistan - Travel Advice Summary

    New information and advice on an explosion near to Pir Wadhai bus station in Rawalpindi on 4 December ('Summary' page)

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 17:30:42 +0000: Czech Republic - Travel Advice Summary

    Updated information on entry requirements for travellers coming from the UK ('Entry requirements' page)

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 17:26:08 +0000: Slovakia - Travel Advice Summary

    Warning of political protests on 5 December; access to medication; updated information on entry requirements for cross-border workers, and limited exemptions for those who have recovered from Coronavirus; and added information on motorway tolls ('Summary', ‘Coronavirus’,‘Entry Requirements’ and ‘Safety and security’ pages)

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 17:04:24 +0000: Nigeria - Travel Advice Summary

    Addition of information on an attack in November 2020 ('Terrorism' page).

  • Fri, 04 Dec 2020 17:01:12 +0000: Argentina - Travel Advice Summary

    Additional information on movement between jurisdictions ('Staying during coronavirus' page). New information on entry requirements to Argentina; travellers who want entry to the City of Buneos Aires, must fill in a 'sworn declaration' form and take a COVID-19 test a upon arrival ('Entry requirements' page). Additional information on what to do and where to go if you have a pre-existing medical condition ('Health' page)

Airport Safety

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

  • Mon, 30 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000: Cote d Ivoire - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution - travel.state.gov: Travel Advisories

    Exercise increased caution in Cote d’Ivoire due to COVID-19, civil unrest, crime,  terrorism, and 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 1 Travel Health Notice for Cote d’Ivoire due to COVID-19.  

    Airport operations and international flights in Côte d’Ivoire have resumed, although the number of flights is reduced. Land and maritime borders remain closed. Business operations (including day cares and schools) have fully resumed. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Cote d’Ivoire.

    Reconsider Travel To:

    • Northern border region due to terrorism.

    Country Summary: 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. 
    • 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. 

    Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page

    If you decide to travel to Côte d’Ivoire: 

    • See the U.S. Embassy's web page regarding COVID-19. 
    • Visit the CDC’s webpage on Travel and COVID-19.   
    • Monitor local media for breaking events and adjust your plans based on new information.
    • Stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners.
    • Carry a copy of your passport and visa (if applicable) and leave originals in your hotel safe.
    • 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 Cote d’Ivoire.
    • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

    Northern Border Region: Reconsider Travel

    Extremists have carried out attacks in areas of Mali and Burkina Faso adjacent to Côte d’Ivoire, and at an Ivoirian military border post in the town of Kafolo in June 2020.  Exercise increased caution and security procedures in remote areas adjacent to the northern border.  

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.

  • Mon, 30 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000: Spain - Level 3: Reconsider Travel - travel.state.gov: Travel Advisories

    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 4 Travel Health Notice for Spain due to COVID-19.

    Improved conditions have been reported within Spain; however, COVID-19 restrictions on entry for U.S. citizens remain. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Spain.

    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.

    Demonstrations continue to occur sporadically in Barcelona and other locations in Catalonia. Some demonstrations have become violent and have blocked roads and disrupted public transportation. Protesters have set fires and vandalized public and private property.

    Read the country information page.

    If you decide to travel to Spain:

    • See the U.S. Embassy page regarding COVID-19.
    • Visit the CDC’s webpage on Travel and COVID-19.
    • 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 Spain.
    • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.
    • Avoid demonstrations and crowds.

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to information regarding demonstrations.

  • Mon, 30 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000: Antigua and Barbuda - Level 3: Reconsider Travel - travel.state.gov: Travel Advisories

    Reconsider travel to Antigua and Barbuda due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions. Some areas have increased risk. Please read the entire Travel Advisory.

    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 Antigua and Barbuda due to COVID-19.  

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

    Read the country information page.

    If you decide to travel to Antigua and Barbuda:

    Barbuda

    While Antigua received little damage during the 2017 hurricane season, Barbuda was seriously damaged. Infrastructure on Barbuda is still being rebuilt and there is power to fewer than half of the residences on the island.

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.

  • Mon, 30 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000: Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba - Level 3: Reconsider Travel - travel.state.gov: Travel Advisories

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

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

    Read the country information page.

    If you decide to travel to BES:

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.

  • Mon, 23 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000: Guyana - Level 3: Reconsider Travel - travel.state.gov: Travel Advisories

    Reconsider 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 4 Travel Health Notice for Guyana due to COVID-19.    

    Guyana has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations and re-opening of borders) and business operations. Other improved conditions have been reported within Guyana. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Guyana.

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

    Read the country information page.

    If you decide to travel to Guyana:

    • See the U.S. Embassy's web page regarding COVID-19. 
    • Visit the CDC’s webpage on Travel and COVID-19.
    • Be extra vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs.
    • Be aware of your surroundings.
    • Avoid walking or driving at night.
    • Do not physically resist any robbery attempt.
    • Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive watches or jewelry.
    • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages 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 Guyana.
    • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

    Last Update: Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.


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