November 29, 2017

Travel Warning – Saudi Arabia

U.S citizens are being warned to carefully consider the risks of travel to Saudi Arabia due to continuing threats from terrorist groups and the threat of ballistic missile attacks on civilian targets by rebel forces in Yemen. Terrorist threats persist throughout Saudi Arabia, including in major cities such as Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dhahran, and attacks can occur without warning anywhere in the country. Terrorist groups, including the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and its affiliates, have targeted both Saudi …

READ MORE

September 7, 2017

Security Message: Havana (Cuba), Hurricane Irma

This message is to inform citizens residing and traveling in Cuba of the approach of Category 5 Hurricane Irma.  Current projections from the National Hurricane Center indicate that Hurricane Irma could begin affecting the eastern provinces of Cuba by Friday morning, September 8 and the remainder of Cuba throughout the weekend of September 9-10.  On Tuesday, September 5, the Cuban National Civil Defense issued an informative note for its 11 eastern provinces (Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba, Granma, Holguin, Las Tunas, Camaguey, Sancti …

READ MORE

September 7, 2017

Security Message: Kingston (Jamaica), Hurricane Irma

The U.S. Embassy Kingston alerts U.S. citizens to the presence of Category 5 Hurricane Irma affecting the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean.  Although there are currently no coastal watches or warnings in effect for Jamaica or the Cayman Islands, the National Hurricane Center forecasts that Irma will remain a powerful storm throughout the week. It is being advised that U.S. citizens monitor local and regional emergency management organizations for updates on the situation and for information on emergency preparedness, including the Jamaican Office of Disaster Preparedness …

READ MORE

August 7, 2017

Somalia Travel Warning

U.S. citizens are being warned to avoid travel to Somalia because of widespread terrorist and criminal activity.  Militants associated with both the al-Qaida-affiliated terrorist group, al-Shabaab, and the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS) operate with relative impunity throughout large parts of the country, including Mogadishu, and attack civilian, military, and government targets. U.S. citizens should be aware that kidnapping, bombings, murder, illegal roadblocks and other violent incidents are common throughout Somalia, including Somaliland. There is no U.S. …

READ MORE

August 7, 2017

Travel Alert – North Korea/the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)

The Secretary of State published a Notice on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 that will restrict the use of U.S. passports to travel into, in, or through North Korea/the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), effective Friday, September 1, 2017.  The Secretary has authorized the restriction due to the serious and mounting risk of arrest and long-term detention of U.S. citizens under North Korea’s system of law enforcement. Persons who wish to travel to North Korea on a U.S. passport must …

READ MORE

Request A Custom Travel Alert