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Mauritius

Exercise normal precautions in Mauritius.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Mauritius.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Mauritius has a high level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

If you decide to travel to Mauritius:

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

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Micronesia

Reconsider travel to Micronesia due to COVID-19-related restrictions.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Micronesia. 

For more information on the COVID-19 situation in U.S. territories and freely associated states, please visit the CDC COVID Data Tracker.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.  There are restrictions in place affecting U.S. citizen entry into Micronesia. 

If you decide to travel to Micronesia:

  • Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans. 
  • Visit the Micronesia government website if appropriate for non-health conditions.
  • Visit the websites for the Department of Health and Social Services for the latest information from the Government of Micronesia on current public health concerns.
  • Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your intended stay.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook  and Twitter.
  • Review the Country Security Report for Micronesia.
  • Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

For more information on the COVID-19 situation in U.S. territories and freely associated states, please visit the CDC COVID Data Tracker.   

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Moldova

Do not travel to Moldova due to armed conflict in neighboring Ukraine, and the unresolved conflict between the breakaway region of Transnistria and the central government. U.S. citizens in Transnistria should depart immediately via commercial or private means.

On February 24, Russia’s forces attacked major Ukrainian cities, and the Ukrainian government declared a state of emergency and imposed martial law. Due to this military action, air space in Moldova has been restricted, as well as air space in Southern Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. International airlines have canceled flights to and from the region.

Transnistria – Do Not Travel

Do not travel to Transnistria due to armed conflict in neighboring Ukraine and the unresolved conflict between this breakaway region and the central government. Transnistria is a breakaway region that is not under the control of the Moldovan government in Chisinau. U.S. citizens should depart Transnistria immediately via commercial or private means. Visitors may encounter difficulties at checkpoints along roads leading into and out of Transnistria. Taking photographs of military facilities and security forces is prohibited and may result in trouble with authorities.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens traveling in Transnistria as U.S. government employees have restrictions on traveling to the area.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Moldova.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Moldova has a high level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. 

If you decide to travel to Moldova:

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

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Mongolia

Exercise normal precautions in Mongolia.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Mongolia.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Mongolia has a moderate level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

If you travel to Mongolia, you should:

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

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Montenegro

Exercise normal precautions in Montenegro.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Montenegro.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Montenegro has a high level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

If you decide to travel to Montenegro:

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

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Montserrat

Exercise normal precautions in Montserrat.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Montserrat.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Montserrat has a low level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

If you decide to travel to Montserrat:

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

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Morocco

Exercise increased caution in Morocco due to terrorism.

Country Summary: Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Morocco. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Morocco.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Morocco has a low level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.  

If you decide to travel to Morocco:

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

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Mozambique

Exercise increased caution in Mozambique due to health issues, crime and terrorism.  Some areas have greater risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory.

Do Not Travel To:

  • Certain districts in Cabo Delgado Province due to terrorism.
  • Reconsider Travel To:
  • Pemba, the provincial capital of Cabo Delgado, due to threat of terrorism.
  • Some sections of the EN1 and EN6 in Sofala and Manica provinces due to crime.

Country Summary: Violent crime, such as mugging, is common.

Mozambique’s health infrastructure is limited: there are only three doctors per 100,000 people, frontline health providers are often poorly trained, and medicine shortages are common.  More than 1.2 million people in Mozambique have HIV/AIDS, representing a sizable population with compromised immune systems.  In the event of a public health emergency, access to an ICU and ventilator support is highly unlikely.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Mozambique.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Mozambique has a moderate level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

If you decide to travel to Mozambique:

  • Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners.
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans.
  • Consider hiring a professional security organization if traveling to the affected areas of Cabo Delgado and Sofala / Manica.
  • Be aware of increased government security checkpoints in Cabo Delgado Province.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Country Security Report for Mozambique.
  • Have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

Certain districts in Cabo Delgado Province – Level 4: Do Not Travel

There have been frequent attacks by armed extremists, threats of violence, and other forms of assault in the districts of Ancuabe, Ibo, Macomia, Meluco, Metuge, Mocimboa da Praia, Mueda, Muidumbe, Nangade, Palma, and Quissanga in the northern Cabo Delgado Province that borders Tanzania.  These armed extremists have used heavy weaponry to conduct lethal attacks against government security forces and the civilian population.

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

Pemba, capital of Cabo Delgado Province – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Brazen terrorist attacks in multiple districts of Cabo Delgado Province present the possibility that the provincial capital of Pemba could also be vulnerable to attack due to the proximity of violent extremist forces, their increasing sophistication, and the symbolic value of the provincial capital as a target.

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

Some sections of the EN1 between Chibabava and Gorongosa and EN6 between Chimoio and Tica – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

There have been violent attacks against vehicles, especially trucks and buses, along sections of these highways resulting in serious injuries and deaths. Attacks have occurred on the EN1 between Chibabava and Gorongosa, and along the EN6 between Chimoio in Manica Province and Tica in Sofala Province.

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

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Namibia

Exercise normal precautions in Namibia.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Namibia.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Namibia has a low level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

If you decide to travel to Namibia:

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

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Nauru

Exercise normal precautions in Nauru.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Nauru:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Nauru has an unknown level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.   

If you decide to travel to Nauru:

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

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Nepal

Exercise increased caution in Nepal due to the potential for isolated political violence.  

Country Summary: Political demonstrations intended to be peaceful can sometimes escalate into violence and may be met with force by Nepali authorities.  

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Nepal.  

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Nepal has a low level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. 

If you decide to travel to Nepal: 

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

 

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Netherlands

Exercise increased caution in the Netherlands due to terrorism.

Country Summary: Terrorists continue plotting possible attacks in the Netherlands. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to the Netherlands.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined the Netherlands has a high level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

If you decide to travel to the Netherlands:

  • Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.   
  • Be aware of your surroundings when traveling to tourist locations and large crowded public venues.
  • Follow the instructions of local authorities including movement restrictions related to any ongoing police action.
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and adjust your plans based on new information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter
  • Review the Country Security Report for the Netherlands.
  • Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

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New Caledonia

Exercise normal precautions in New Caledonia.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to New Caledonia.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined New Caledonia has an unknown level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.   

If you decide to travel to New Caledonia:

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

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New Zealand

Exercise normal precautions in New Zealand.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to New Zealand.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined New Zealand has a high level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

If you decide to travel to New Zealand:

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

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Nicaragua

Reconsider travel to Nicaragua due to limited healthcare availability and arbitrary enforcement of laws. Exercise increased caution in Nicaragua due to crime.

Country Summary: The government of Nicaragua arbitrarily enforces laws for political purposes. Throughout Nicaragua, government officials and law enforcement continue to target those opposed to the rule of President Ortega. The government and its affiliated groups have been reported to:

  • Systematically target opposition figures (regardless of nationality), including former allies, political activists, business representatives, clergy, human rights advocates, and members of the press.
  • Arbitrarily detain pro-democracy advocates.
  • Prevent certain individuals from departing Nicaragua by air or land for political reasons.
  • Arbitrarily seize and/or search private property including personal phones and computers for anti-government content.
  • Arbitrarily detain individuals with unfounded charges of terrorism, money laundering, and organized crime for political motives.

U.S. citizens have reported being subject to this treatment, including harassment and assault by masked individuals.  U.S. citizen residents of Nicaragua also report increased scrutiny of alleged political speech and additional scrutiny by immigration officials. 

Travelers should exercise increased caution and be alert to the risks of crime, including violent crimes such as sexual assault and armed robbery.

Poor infrastructure in parts of the country limits the Embassy’s ability to assist U.S. citizens in emergencies. U.S. government personnel may be subject to restrictions on their movements at any time.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Nicaragua.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Nicaragua has an unknown level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

If you decide to travel to Nicaragua:

  • Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.
  • Consider arrangements to depart the country quickly.
  • Ensure your U.S. passport is valid and available for a quick departure from the country, if needed.
  • Avoid demonstrations and restrict unnecessary travel.
  • Do not attempt to drive through crowds, barricades, or roadblocks.
  • Maintain adequate supplies of food, cash, potable water, and fuel in case you need to shelter in place.
  • Use caution when walking or driving at night.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Do not display signs of wealth such as expensive watches or jewelry.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Country Security Report for Nicaragua.
  • Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations.  Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

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Niger

Reconsider travel to Niger due to crime, terrorism, and kidnapping.

Country Summary: Violent crime, such as armed robbery, is common.

Terrorist groups continue plotting kidnappings and possible attacks in Niger. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting foreign and local government facilities and areas frequented by Westerners. Terrorists operate in the areas bordering Mali, Libya, Burkina Faso, and throughout northern Niger. Avoid travel to Niger’s border regions, particularly the Malian border area, Diffa region, and the Lake Chad region. Mali-based extremist groups have crossed the border and conducted multiple lethal attacks on Nigerien security forces.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in remote and rural areas as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel outside of the capital, Niamey, due to security concerns. Outside of Niamey, all U.S. Embassy personnel are required to travel only during daylight hours and in a minimum of a two-vehicle convoy accompanied by armed Nigerien government security escorts.

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Niger.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Niger has a low level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

If you decide to travel to Niger:

  • Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information. 
  • Visitors are urged to stay in hotels with armed Nigerien security presence.
  • Do not physically resist any robbery attempt.
  • Use caution when walking or driving at night.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners.
  • Make contingency plans to leave the country.
  • Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
  • Keep travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Country Security Report for Niger.
  • Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations.  Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

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Nigeria

Reconsider travel to Nigeria due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and maritime crime.  Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory.

Do Not Travel to:

  • Borno, Yobe, and northern Adamawa states due to terrorism and kidnapping
  • Bauchi, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, and Zamfara states due to kidnapping
  • Coastal areas of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, and Rivers states (with the exception of Port Harcourt) due to crime, kidnapping, and maritime crime

Country Summary:  Violent crime – such as armed robbery, assault, carjacking, kidnapping, hostage taking, banditry, and rape – is common throughout the country.  Kidnappings for ransom occur frequently, often targeting dual national citizens who have returned to Nigeria for a visit, as well as U.S. citizens with perceived wealth.  Kidnapping gangs have also stopped victims on interstate roads.

Terrorists continue plotting and carrying out attacks in Nigeria, especially in the Northeast.  Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting shopping centers, malls, markets, hotels, places of worship, restaurants, bars, schools, government installations, transportation hubs, and other places where crowds gather.  Terrorists are known to work with local gangs to expand their reach.

There is civil unrest and low-level armed militancy in parts of Southern Nigeria, especially in the Niger Delta region.  Armed criminality, including kidnapping and maritime crime, is also pervasive in this region.

Violence can flare up between communities of farmers and herders in rural areas.

There is frequent maritime crime in the Gulf of Guinea.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Nigeria due to security conditions.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Nigeria.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Nigeria has a low level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

If you decide to travel to Nigeria:

  • Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel, and read the Embassy COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information. 
  • Carry proper identification, including a U.S. passport with a current Nigerian visa, if needed.
  • Use caution when walking or driving at night.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Review travel routes and times to vary your predictability.
  • Do not physically resist any robbery attempt.
  • Be extra vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs.
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners.
  • Avoid demonstrations and large political gatherings.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
  • Establish a “proof of life” protocol with your loved ones, so that if you are taken hostage, your loved ones know specific questions (and answers) to ask the hostage-takers to be sure that you are alive (and to rule out a hoax).
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Obtain comprehensive medical insurance that includes medical evacuation.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Country Security Report for Nigeria.
  • Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations.  Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

Borno, Yobe, and Northern Adamawa states – Level 4: Do Not Travel

The security situation in these states is fluid and unpredictable due to widespread terrorist activity, inter-communal violence, and kidnapping.  Security operations to counter these threats may occur without warning.

Terrorist groups based in the Northeast routinely target humanitarian camps, security forces, churches, schools, mosques, government installations, educational institutions, entertainment venues, and road travelers.  Approximately two million Nigerians have been displaced as a result of the violence in Northeast Nigeria.

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

Bauchi, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, and Zamfara states – Level 4: Do Not Travel

The security situation in these states is fluid and unpredictable due to widespread inter-communal violence and armed criminality, especially kidnapping and roadside banditry.  Security operations to counter these threats may occur without warning.

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

Coastal areas of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, and Rivers states (with the exception of Port Harcourt) – Level 4: Do Not Travel

Crime is rampant throughout Southern Nigeria, and there is a heightened risk of kidnapping and maritime crime, especially in the Gulf of Guinea.  Violent civil unrest and armed militancy persist in these areas.

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

Last Update:  Reissued with updates to health information.

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North Korea

Do not travel to North Korea due to the serious risk of arrest and long-term detention of U.S. nationals.

  • You cannot use a U.S. passport to travel to, in, or through North Korea without a special validation from the Department of State.
  • Special validations are granted only in very limited circumstances. More information on how to apply for the special validation is available here.

The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in North Korea as it does not have diplomatic or consular relations with North Korea. Sweden serves as the protecting power for the United States in North Korea, providing limited emergency services. The North Korean government routinely delays or denies Swedish officials access to detained U.S. citizens.

Due to risks to civil aviation operating within or in the vicinity of North Korea, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) and/or a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR). For more information U.S. citizens should consult the Federal Aviation Administration’s Prohibitions, Restrictions and Notices.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to North Korea.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined North Korea has an unknown level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

If you receive a special validation to travel to North Korea:

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

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North Macedonia

Exercise normal precautions in North Macedonia.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to North Macedonia.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined North Macedonia has a high level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

If you decide to travel to North Macedonia:

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

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Norway

Exercise normal precautions in Norway.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Norway.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Norway has a high level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.  

If you decide to travel to Norway:

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

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