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As we flesh out vacation plans each year, it’s important to revisit the travel advisories that have been issued by the US Department of State, especially as these advisories are constantly being updated. For example in January, we saw the US update its travel advisory for China to a Level 2, due to what the Department of State is calling “arbitrary enforcement of local laws as well as special restrictions on dual U.S.-Chinese nationals.”

There as four categories of travel advisories: “Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions”, “Level Two: Exercise Increased Caution”, “Level 3: Reconsider Travel”, and “Level 4: Do Not Travel.” The US Department of State recommends travelers do the following upon any decision to visit a country with a standing travel advisory:

In order to help you keep up, TPG has compiled a list of all the advisories that have been issued or updated since January 2019 (you can also find the complete list of travel advisories on the State Department’s website), as well as ALL of the Level 4 advisories to date.

Level 1 Advisories (Exercise Normal Precautions):

Aruba
Bahrain
Barbados
Bermuda
Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba
Cambodia
Canada
Cayman Islands
Croatia
Curacao
Gabon
Georgia
Grenada
Liberia
Luxembourg
Mongolia
Montserrat
Qatar
Saint Lucia
Saint Maarten
Saint Vincent and The Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Taiwan
Vietnam

Level 2 Advisories (Exercise Increased Caution):

Algeria
Antarctica
Belize
China
Indonesia
Nepal
Tunisia

Level 3 Advisories (Reconsider Travel):

Turkey
Venezuela

All Current Level 4 Advisories (Do Not Travel):

Afghanistan
Central African Republic
Iran
Iraq
Libya
Mali
North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)
Somalia
South Sudan

Syria
Yemen

This article has been updated as of 01/17/19.

Featured image of the map of US travel advisories by the US Department of State.

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