Note: There is a difference between ‘warnings’ and ‘alerts.’ (see below).
Current Travel Warnings: Travel Warnings are issued when long-term, protracted conditions that make a country dangerous or unstable lead the State Department to recommend that Americans avoid or consider the risk of travel to that country. A Travel Warning is also issued when the U.S. Government’s ability to assist American citizens is constrained due to the closure of an embassy or consulate or because of a drawdown of its staff. The countries listed below meet those criteria.
Pakistan 02/02/2012 Iraq 01/19/2012 Congo, Democratic Republic of the 01/12/2012 Nigeria 01/12/2012 Sudan 01/11/2012 Syria 01/11/2012 Philippines 01/05/2012 Central African Republic 01/04/2012 Republic of South Sudan 12/22/2011 Cote d’Ivoire 12/16/2011 Afghanistan 12/01/2011 Burundi 11/25/2011 Eritrea 11/04/2011 Kenya 11/04/2011 Guinea 11/04/2011 Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of 11/03/2011 Iran 10/21/2011 Lebanon 10/12/2011 Mauritania 10/12/2011 Mali 10/04/2011 Libya 09/22/2011 Algeria 09/19/2011 Yemen 09/02/2011 Somalia 08/19/2011 Chad 08/16/2011 Haiti 08/08/2011 Niger 08/05/2011 Saudi Arabia 08/05/2011 Colombia 07/22/2011 Israel, the West Bank and Gaza 06/22/2011 Mexico 04/22/2011Travel Alerts are issued to disseminate information about short-term conditions, either transnational or within a particular country, that pose significant risks to the security of U.S. citizens. Natural disasters, terrorist attacks, coups, anniversaries of terrorist events, election-related demonstrations or violence, and high-profile events such as international conferences or regional sports events are examples of conditions that might generate a Travel Alert.Bahrain 01/23/2012 Tunisia 01/13/2012 Philippines 12/22/2011 Senegal 12/12/2011 South Pacific Cyclone Season 12/12/2011 Egypt 11/07/2011 India – Potential Terrorism 10/18/2011 Japan 10/07/2011For more information, visit www.travel.state.govPlease note that these are safety warnings, for current health advisories, be sure to visit www.cdc.gov/travel