TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A current list of warnings and alerts can be found on the Department of State website. July's warnings and alerts include:
Laos Travel Alert –The risk of violence associated with travel within the country is high. The Lao government is providing security for its officials traveling by road in certain areas and has completely restricted travel in other areas. The State Department is asking U.S. citizens to be vigilant when traveling in the region.
Mali Travel Warning – This is an ongoing warning asking travelers to avoid travel to Mali due to violent extremist groups who target foreigners. The risk of violent crime including, kidnapping, terrorist attacks and murder remains high.
Iraq Travel Warning - Travel to Iraq remains extremely dangerous due to the threat of terrorist attacks. The Embassy's ability to assist U.S. citizens in trouble is limited. The State Department further warns of travel near borders where skirmishes, smugglers and aerial bombardments are possible.
Venezuela Travel Warning – Venezuela remains one of the most dangerous countries in the world for travel. Its high crime rate and the fact that severe shortages of food, water and other basic needs are in short supply are reasons for violence.
Bangladesh Travel Warning - The Department of State is warning against all travel to the area. The threat of terrorism is high after recent violent attacks carried out at public gatherings.
Republic of South Sudan Travel Warning – Clashes between government and opposition forces have led to an increase in violent crime including kidnapping, carjacking and murder, leading The State Department to order the departure of all non-emergency personnel from the Embassy.
Kenya Travel Alert – This temporary alert is due to the risk associated with large-scale events such as the 14th session of the UN Conference on Trade and Development taking place in Kenya in July.
Turkey Travel Warning – The recent coup attempt has resulted in the Department's warning for U.S. citizens who are considering travel to Turkey.
Haiti Travel Warning – This is an on-going warning concerning travel to Haiti due to the threat of violent crime and civil unrest along with the government's lack of medical facilities and emergency preparedness.
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