March 23, 2020

Global Travel Advisory

The U.S. State Department just released a Global Travel Advisory – Level 4 Do Not Travel. Their level 4 is the highest level it can issue for a travel advisory. This advisory comes in the wake of the COVID-19 Virus and its global spread. While it is not a legal prohibition, the department says a Level 4 advisory means that “during an emergency, the U.S. government may have very limited ability to provide assistance.” Per the advisory… “The Department of …

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March 18, 2019

Kabul (Afghanistan), Possible Attacks during Afghan New Year

As of mid-March 2019, the U.S. Embassy has received increased reports regarding possible attacks coinciding with the Afghan New Year holiday that will be observed on March 21. Militants continue to plan attacks against a variety of targets in Kabul, including Afghan, U.S., and other foreign government offices and facilities.  Additionally, insurgents have threatened other facilities around the country where foreign citizens may gather, including Jalalabad Airport in Nangarhar province, schools, hotels, and housing compounds.  There also may be demonstrations …

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July 10, 2018

Security Alert – Haiti

The Embassy is aware flights are arriving to Port-au-Prince’s international airport.  We continue to advise U.S. citizens to shelter in place at this time.  If you do decide to leave your residence or hotel to travel to the airport, please exercise extreme caution.  There are disruptions and roadblocks along both Routes National 1 and 2 entering into Port-au-Prince.  Do not drive through roadblocks.  Only go to the airport if you have a confirmed seat on a flight.  Flights out of …

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May 28, 2018

Reconsider Travel to Nicaragua

Currently, Nicaragua is at a Level 3 with the U.S. Department of State. Meaning for all U.S. Citizens to reconsider travel to Nicaragua due to crime and civil unrest. Protests have been occurring throughout the country since April 18, 2018. They have led to violent clashes and caused casualties. The protests began after Ortega announced a rise in social security taxes and a reduction in services in mid-April. In the wake of the violent response, the protests have broadened into …

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April 7, 2018

Downtown Muenster, North Rhein-Westphalia – Van Attack

Two people are dead and 20 others injured after a van slammed into a crowd Saturday in an apparently deliberate act in the German city of Muenster. The driver also shot and killed himself. The driver was a German citizen and, as of now, has no known connection to radical Islam but investigators are still looking into the driver’s background. There was a suspicious object in the vehicle that is still under investigation. The attack happened in the old part of the …

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