Published on : Friday, January 19, 2018
Afghanistan remains a threat to U.S. travelers due to “continued instability and threats by terrorist organizations against U.S. citizens.” The travel warning cautions citizens to threats of military combat operations, kidnapping and hostage risks, landmines, suicide bombings, and more as tension continues to build throughout the Middle East.
Remote areas in Algeria including the provinces of Bourmerdes, Blida, Bouira, Tizi Ouzou, Bajaia, Tebessa, east outside of Constantine, the areas south of Souk Ahras, and more continue to be threatened by “terrorist attacks and kidnapping.” Anyone planning to visit Algeria despite the currently issued travel warning should visit the U.S. Department of State website for specific Embassy contact information.
The U.S. Department of State has updated the travel warning for Bangladesh, with U.S. citizens being encouraged to consider avoiding all travel “to and throughout the country.” Though Dhaka’s status has recently been changed to “partially accompanied” to allow spouses and partners of authorized personnel to remain in and return to the area, it remains a strictly prohibited area for minor dependents to stay or return to.
Current global travel alerts and warnings are always accessible via the U.S. Department of State’s website. All travelers are advised to take advantage of the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program to receive benefits such as up-to-date security messages and a more secure traveling experience.