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.

  • Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:19:09 +0000: Bahrain - Travel Advice Summary

    Latest update: Safety and security section (Demonstrations) and summary - there have been calls for unauthorised protests on 17 December 2018 in unspecified locations across the country; Summary - removal of information about parliamentary elections held in November and early December 2018

  • Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:33:13 +0000: Philippines - Travel Advice Summary

    Latest update: Summary - updated information to reflect extension of martial law in Mindanao by one year to 31 December 2019

  • Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:06:30 +0000: Australia - Travel Advice Summary

    Latest update: Summary - removal of information about bushfires in Queensland

  • Wed, 12 Dec 2018 12:07:09 +0000: Kazakhstan - Travel Advice Summary

    Latest update: Terrorism section and summary - updated information and advice on the threat from terrorism in Kazakhstan, reflecting a reduced threat; Safety and security section (Air travel) and summary - removal of information about all Kazakh airlines being removed from EU banned list in 2016

  • Wed, 12 Dec 2018 10:09:58 +0000: France - Travel Advice Summary

    Latest update: Summary - following a shooting incident in the city of Strasbourg in north-eastern France on the evening of 11 December, the attacker remains unaccounted for; a large police and gendarmerie operation (with military reinforcements) remains underway in the city of Strasbourg and surrounding areas; you should exercise caution and follow the advice of the French authorities at all times

Airport Safety

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

  • Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000: Armenia - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions - travel.state.gov: Travel Advisories

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

    Do not travel to:

    • The Nagorno-Karabakh region due to armed conflict.

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

    If you decide to travel to Armenia:

    Nagorno-Karabakh

    Casualties continue to occur in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Intermittent gunfire and occasional use of artillery systems, including land mines and mortars, result in deaths and injuries each year. Avoid roads near the ‘line of contact’ and roads near the international border between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

    The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Nagorno-Karabakh as U.S. government employees are restricted from traveling there.

  • Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000: United Arab Emirates - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions - travel.state.gov: Travel Advisories

    Exercise normal precautions in the UAE. 

    Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page

    If you decide to travel to the UAE:

  • Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000: Azerbaijan - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution - travel.state.gov: Travel Advisories

    Exercise increased caution in Azerbaijan due to the risk of terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

    Terrorist groups 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.

    Do not travel to:

    • The Nagorno-Karabakh region due to armed conflict.

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

    If you decide to travel to Azerbaijan:

    Nagorno-Karabakh

    Casualties continue to occur in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Intermittent gunfire and occasional use of artillery systems, including land mines and mortars, result in deaths and injuries each year. Avoid roads near the ‘line of contact’ and roads near the international border between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

    The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Nagorno-Karabakh as U.S. government employees are restricted from traveling there.

    Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

  • Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000: Kuwait - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions - travel.state.gov: Travel Advisories

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

    Do not travel to:

    • The desert region near the border with Iraq due to the prevalence of unexploded ordnance.

    Exercise Increased Caution:

    • The City of Al Jahra in northwest of Kuwait City due to crime.
    • The Jeleeb Al-Shuyoukh area in Kuwait City due to crime.

    Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page

    If you decide to travel to Kuwait:

    Desert Region North of the Mutla’a Ridge and Near the Border with Iraq

    Desert areas and certain beaches north of the Mutla’a Ridge continue to contain unexploded ordnance left over from the 1990-1991 Gulf War.  Travelers should avoid areas that are “off the beaten path” and avoid touching objects that are potentially unexploded ordnance.

    Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

    Al Jahra

    The Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior has identified the City of Al Jahra northwest of Kuwait City on the 6th Ring Road as a high-crime area. 

    Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

    Jeleeb Al-Shuyoukh

    The Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior has identified the neighborhood of Jeleeb Al-Shuyoukh on the outskirts of Kuwait International Airport as a high-crime area. 

    Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

  • Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000: Uzbekistan - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions - travel.state.gov: Travel Advisories

    Exercise normal precautions when traveling to Uzbekistan. 

    Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page

    If you decide to travel to Uzbekistan:


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