March 11, 2011
The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to Mauritania and urges extreme caution when traveling there due to increased activities by the terrorist group Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). AQIM continues to demonstrate its intent and ability to conduct attacks against foreign nationals, including U.S. citizens. The U.S. Department of State also recommends against all non-essential travel to the Hodh El Charghi and Hodh El Gharbi regions; the eastern half of the Assaba region (east of Kiffa), the eastern half of the Tagant region, as well as the Zemmour region of Mauritania, and strongly discourages travel to unpopulated areas of eastern Mauritania. This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning for Mauritania, which was issued on December 8, 2010, to update information on security incidents and remind travelers of security concerns.
March 08, 2011
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to Afghanistan. The security threat to all U.S. citizens in Afghanistan remains critical. This supersedes the Travel Warning for Afghanistan issued August 13, 2010, to remind U.S. citizens of ongoing security risks, including kidnapping and insurgent attacks.
March 06, 2011
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the high security threat level in Yemen due to terrorist activities and civil unrest. The Department urges U.S. citizens not to travel to Yemen. U.S. citizens currently in Yemen should consider departing Yemen. The Department of State has authorized the voluntary departure from Yemen of the family members of U.S. Embassy staff and non-essential personnel. This replaces the Travel Warning for Yemen issued October 15, 2010.
March 02, 2011
The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against traveling to Cote d’Ivoire. In addition to the unstable political situation following the contested November 28, 2010 presidential elections, a rapidly declining economy and a banking crisis may result in a scarcity of fuel, food and other vital commodities. We urge U.S. citizens living in Cote d’Ivoire to consider their own personal security and contingency plans, including temporary departure from Cote d’Ivoire. The U.S. Embassy in Abidjan remains in evacuation status following the ordered departure of all non-emergency personnel on December 20, 2010. This replaces the Travel Warning of December 19, 2010 to update U.S. citizens on the deteriorating political and economic situation and to remind citizens of the Department of State’s recommendation to avoid travel to Cote d’Ivoire until further notice.
March 02, 2011
The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risk of travel to Mali, and continues to recommend against all travel to the north of the country due to the kidnapping threats against Westerners. This revision of the February 9, 2011, Travel Warning for Mali provides security updates and additional examples of violent acts carried out by the Islamic terrorist group Al-Qaeda in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in the region.
February 27, 2011
The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Eritrea and recommends that U.S. citizens defer all travel there. This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning dated September 24, 2010, updates information on security incidents, and reminds U.S. citizens of ongoing security concerns in Eritrea.
February 25, 2011
The United States warns U.S. citizens against travel to Libya and recommends that U.S. citizens in Libya depart immediately. The United States advised the Government of Libya that it has suspended all embassy operations effective February 25, 2011, given ongoing violence and a deteriorating security situation. All official U.S. embassy personnel and their family members have departed.This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning dated February 24, 2011.
February 18, 2011
The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens to defer non-essential travel to Egypt. This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning dated February 6, 2011, to update information on the ongoing security and political situation in Egypt.
Travel Warnings are issued when long-term, protracted conditions that make a country dangerous or unstable lead the State Department to recommend that Americans avoid or consider the risk of travel to that country.
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