Fall 2017 Travel Alerts and Tips

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How to Find Fall 2017 Travel Alerts

We get our Fall 2017 Travel Alerts and Warnings information from many different places. The article below lists a few of our sources that you can check too!

Travel Alerts: How to stay informed

Understanding Alerts and Warnings

The U.S. Department of State issues both travel alerts and warnings. They mean different things, so it is important to understand them.

A Travel Warning–consider very carefully whether you should go to a country at all. (Serious)

A Travel Alert–events you should know about when planning travel to a country. (Less Serious)

You can also check out their interactive map and enter any country to find any travel alerts or warnings.

Current Travel Alerts and Warnings

Ethiopia Travel Warning

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Ethiopia due to the potential for civil unrest and arbitrary detention. There continue to be reports of unrest, particularly in the Gondar region and Bahir Dar in Amhara State, and parts of Oromia State. This replaces the Travel Warning of June 13, 2017. Read more.

Bangladesh Travel Warning

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of continuing threats from terrorist groups in Bangladesh and to consider the risks of travel to and throughout the country. Read More.

Mexico Travel Warning

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling to certain parts of Mexico due to the activities of criminal organizations in those areas.  U.S. citizens have been the victims of violent crimes, including homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery in various Mexican states. This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning for Mexico issued December 8, 2016. Read More.

Iran Travel Warning

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Iran. This replaces the Travel Warning for Iran dated August 22, 2016, to reiterate and highlight the risk of arrest and detention for U.S. citizens, particularly dual national Iranian-Americans. Foreigners, in particular dual nationals of Iran and other countries, including the United States, continue to be detained or prevented from leaving Iran. U.S. citizens should very carefully weigh the risks of and consider postponing planned travel to Iran. U.S. citizens residing in Iran should closely follow media reports, monitor local conditions, and evaluate the risks of remaining in the country.  Read More.

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