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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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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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U.S. will not issue some visas in four nations in deportation crackdown

WVN – (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department on Wednesday will stop issuing certain kinds of visas to some citizens of Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone because the nations are not taking back their citizens the United States wants to deport. The new policies, laid out in State Department cables reviewed by Reuters on […]

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U.S. State Department issues travel alert to its citizens travelling to the UK and Europe

WVN – Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ability to plan and execute terrorist attacks in Europe.  While local governments continue counterterrorism operations, the Department nevertheless remains concerned about the potential for future […]

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Worldwide Travel Caution – Updated

WVN – As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated […]

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