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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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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kigali – Rwanda

The U.S embassy in Kigali – March 21, 2013. Getty Images. WVNTR – KIGALI, Rwanda – The U.S. Embassy in Kigali wishes to advise American citizens that, following a reported outbreak of Ebola virus in a remote northwestern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwandan authorities are conducting routine screenings of all […]

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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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Europe Travel Alert During Christmas Holiday US Department of State

WVN – The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season. U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events.  This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate […]

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Kenya Travel Alert from U.S. State Department

WVN – The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Kenya that Kenya’s Elections Commission has announced that new Presidential elections will be held on October 26, 2017.  This Travel Alert replaces the Travel Alert dated April 6, 2017 and expires on November 30, 2017. Rallies, demonstrations, and protests may occur with […]

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Steer clear Turkey, Germany warns citizens

WVN – German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, on Friday, has warned his nation’s holidaymakers to steer clear of Turkey amid deterioration in relations between Ankara and Berlin. “You cannot at the moment do this with a clear conscience. Gabriel said, “as a country we cannot tell people what to do’’ but warned about the risks […]

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