Travel Advisory

Travel to High-Risk Areas What the State Department Can and Cannot Do in High-Risk Areas

In our travel information, there are certain countries and areas where we warn people not to go. In these high-risk areas, we are limited in our ability to provide consular services. We want you to know the danger of traveling to high-risk places and to strongly consider not going to them at all. Traveling to […]

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Abuja, Nigeria

WVNTR – The Nigeria Customs Service has issued a Security Alert and implemented intensified screening of all passengers and luggage into and out of Nigeria. This action follows publication of Nigerian media reports alleging a terrorist plot to place explosives on commercial airlines. The U.S. Mission to Nigeria is not recommending any change to current […]

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Israel completes state of the art smart fence to protect airport, Jordanian border The 26 meter high fence will protect Assaf and Ilan Ramon airport from Kornet missiles

WVNTR – (JPost) – Two years after work began on the smart fence capable of stopping Kornet missiles aimed towards Israel’s newest civilian airport, Eilat Ilan and Assaf Ramon International Airport, the 26-meter-high fence been completed. The fence, which extends 4.5 km, is part of a larger 34-kilometer six-meter-high fence along the Jordanian border which […]

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South Africa strongly objects to the travel advisory issued by Australia

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Lindiwe Sisulu with Minister Rob Davies, as they make their way to the bilateral meeting with the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May and President Cyril Ramaphosa, in London. [Photo: DIRCO] WVN – The South African government takes strong exception to the Travel Advisory issued by the government of the […]

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Waves of Winter Storms Kill at Least 16 in Europe (PHOTOS)

WVN – (Weather Channel) – At least 16 people have been killed by a series of winter storms and bitter cold that swept over Europe over the past week. French authorities said four skiers were killed, one more was injured and another remains missing after an avalanche Friday in the southern Alps. The cause of […]

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Draft your will and make funeral plans before going to North Korea, U.S. warns citizens

Pyongyang’s Sunan International Airport. The woman is holding a sign that reads “The Sun of the 21st Century” in honor of Kim Jong Il’s 60th birthday (2002). Imade Credit: Vox WVN – The U.S. State Department has warned U.S. Citizens that intends travelling to North Korea, to see their journey as a death sentence – […]

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New Travel Advisories for U.S. Travelers

WVN – On January 10, 2018, the Department of State launched improvements to how we share information with U.S. travelers. These improvements will provide U.S. citizens with clear, timely, and reliable safety and security information worldwide. Under the new system, every country will have a Travel Advisory, providing levels of advice ranging from 1 to […]

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