Travel Warnings

Niger – Travel Warning Terrorist organizations, armed groups, and smugglers operate in the areas bordering Mali, Libya, and throughout northern Niger

WVN – The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Niger due to terrorist activity, kidnappings, and high crime. The Department recommends U.S. citizens avoid travel to Niger’s border regions, particularly the Malian border area, the Libyan border area, the Diffa region, and Lake Chad Basin area because of […]

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State Department Tightens Rules for Visas to U.S.

WVN – (NYTimes) – The State Department is giving immigration and consular officials new grounds to deny entry to visitors to the United States or to kick them out if they are already here. In a cable to American embassies around the world, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson wrote that visitors who require a […]

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Before you travel to Mexico, read this

WVN – Editor’s Note: The story: ‘They blacked out at a Mexico resort. They woke up to a nightmare‘ was originally published on The young woman behind the desk at the police station in Playa del Carmen toggled between her cellphone and computer, Snap Chatting with friends and scrolling through Facebook, as she asked […]

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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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U.S. State Department warns tourists about tainted alcohol at Mexico resorts after blackouts reported

WVN – The U.S. State Department is alerting travelers to Mexico about possible tainted or counterfeit alcohol that could cause sickness and blacking out. The department on Wednesday updated its information page specific to Mexico under Safety and Security, cautioning vacationers who choose to drink alcohol to “do so in moderation and to stop and seek […]

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US Outlines New Guidelines for Travel Visa Recipients

WVN – The U.S. State Department is asking all nations to provide extensive data about their citizens wishing to travel to the United States, to help U.S. officials decide whether those citizens constitute a terrorist threat. Reuters news service quoted a diplomatic cable Thursday that it says was sent a day earlier to all U.S. […]

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Ukraine Travel Warning – U.S. Department of State

WVN – The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to Crimea and the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. This supersedes the Travel Warning for Ukraine dated December 14, 2016. Russian-led separatists continue to control areas in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, where violent clashes have resulted in over 9,000 deaths.  […]

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