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Level 3 - Reconsider travel

​British Virgin Islands - The aftermath of a natural disaster.

​Burundi - Crime and armed conflict. 

Chad - Crime, terrorism, and minefields.

​Cuba - Health attacks directed at U.S. Embassy Havana employees.

​Dominica - The aftermath of a natural disaster.

​El Salvador - Crime

​Guatemala - Crime

​Guinea-Bissau - Crime and civil unrest

Haiti - crime and civil unrest.

Honduras - Crime

Are there any local or political dangers I need to be aware of, and where can I go to find them?

Today's world is an unsteady and dangerous place at best and travelers must keep that in mind while visiting other countries.  Political unrest, wars and drug problems are ever present in the world today.  Fortunately, I have never been to a place that was dealing with more than an average danger of any kind when I was abroad.  The closest time I came to political unrest was visiting Berlin and going through East Germany and the closest I came to a country with drug problems was in Denmark where drugs were available everywhere in 1977.  Any time I have been in countries with moderate or higher problems, such as Mexico or Honduras, I was either on a tour or a cruise.  I didn't even think to worry about such problems then.  

If you do your homework in advance make certain the places that you visit are safe, you won't have to worry either.  But where can you go to find which places are dangerous and which are safe?  The place that I go to when I plan a trip is the

Lebanon - Crime, terrorism, and armed conflict.

​Mauritania -  Crime and terrorism. 

Niger - Crime and terrorism.

Nigeria - Crime, terrorism, and piracy.

​Pakistan - Terrorism

​Russia -  Terrorism and harassment.

​Sudan - Terrorism and civil unrest.

​Turkey - Terrorism and arbitrary detentions

​Venezuela - Crime, civil unrest, poor health infrastructure, and arbitrary arrest and detention of U.S. citizens.

Level 2 - Exercise Increased Caution

Algeria- Terrorism

​Anguilla - Aftermath of natural disaster

​Antarctica - Environmental hazard

Azerbaijan - Terrorism

​Bangladesh - Crime and terrorism

​Belgium - Terrorism

​Belize - Crime

​Bosnia-Herzegovina - Terrorism & Land mines

​Brazil - Crime

Burkina Faso - Crime and terrorism

​Cameroon - Crime

China - "the arbitrary enforcement of local laws and special restrictions on dual U.S.-Chinese nationals."

Colombia - Crime and terrorism

Congo-Brazzaville (ROC) - Crime and civil unrest

Congo-Kinshasha (DRC) - Crime and civil unrest

Cote d'Ivoire - Crime and terrorism

​Denmark - Terrorism

​​Domincan Republic - Crime

​Egypt - Terrorism
​Eritrea - Travel restrictions and limited consular assistance.
Ethiopia - the potential for civil unrest and communications disruptions.
​France - Terrorism
​Germany - Terrorism
​Guyana - Crime
India - Crime and terrorism
Indonesia - Terrorism

Level 4 - Do not travel to these countries:

Afghanistan - Crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and armed conflict. 

​Central African Republic (CAR) - Crime and civil unrest.

​Iran - Arbitrary arrest and detention of U.S. citizens.

Iraq - Terrorism and armed conflict. ​​

Libya - Crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and armed conflict.

​Mali - Crime and terrorism

​North Korea - Due to the serious risk of arrest and

long-term detention of U.S. nationals.

Somalia -  Crime, terrorism, and piracy.

​South Sudan - Crime and armed conflict.

​Syria -  Terrorism, civil unrest, and armed conflict.

​Yemen - Terrorism, civil unrest, health, and armed conflict. 

Come see the world with me!
​​​Next month I will be discussing what health concerns we need to consider  when traveling.
See you on Sunday, 
December 2, at 6:00 PM!
​​​Happy travels! Ciao!  😎

         State Department at the following website:  I always follow that up with a trip to my trip counselor at my local AAA office afterwards.

As of August 2018 these were the alerts posted.  Please see an updated list for more information at the State Department website.

Israel and The West Bank  - Terrorism 
Gaza -  Terrorism, civil unrest, and armed conflict.
Italy - Terrorism
Jamaica - Crime
Jordan - Terrorism and armed conflict
Kenya - Crime
​Kosovo - Terrorism and civil unrest
Maldives - Terrorism
Mexico - Crime
​Nepal -  The potential for isolated political violence. 

Nicaragua - Crime
​Papua New Guinea - crime and civil unrest
​Phillippines - Crime, terrorism, and civil unrest
​Saudi Arabia - Terrorism and the threat of missile attacks on civilian targets.   
​Sierra Leone - Crime
​South Africa - Crime
​Spain - Terrorism
​Tanzania - Crime, terrorism, and targeting of LGBTI persons.

​The Bahamas - Crime
​Togo -  Crime and civil unrest
​Tunisia - Terrorism
​Turks and Caicos - Crime
Uganda - Crime
UK - Terrorism
Ukraine -  Crime and civil unrest, foreign occupation.
​Zimbabwe - Crime and civil unrest.