NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Since July of 2018, Yemen has remained under terrorist control. The suspension of U.S. Embassy operations means there are no emergency services available for any American citizens in Yemen.
Also in July 2018, Afghanistan's advisory warning travelers against continued "crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and armed conflict" was reissued. The U.S. Embassy's current ability to provide aid to Americans remains "extremely limited."
Since August 2018, travelers to Libya have faced threats of "kidnapping for ransom" and other terrorist attacks. Civil unrest throughout the country has led to increased crime and armed conflict.
Also in August 2018, increased "security concerns" have made emergency services unavailable throughout most of Mali. Travelers remain at serious risk of excessive crime and terrorist attacks.
As of September 2018, increased border tensions in Syria created a "complex security environment." The suspension of U.S. Embassy operations has also led to the unavailability of all emergency services to travelers in Syria.
Since October 2018, the Central African Republic has remained under advisory. Violent crimes and unpredictable terror events continue to plague travelers throughout the country, and emergency services are extremely limited.
Also in October 2018, Iran's advisory warning travelers of "arbitrary arrest and detention of U.S. citizens" was reissued. Currently, no emergency services are available.
October 2018 was also the re-release of Iraq's advisory. Kidnapping, armed conflict, and terrorism remain but a few of the many threats to American travelers. Emergency services to Iraq are "extremely limited."
December 2018 delivered an advisory for South Sudan. Increased "crime and armed conflict" continue to cause unrest, with threats of particularly violent crimes remaining especially prevalent.
December 2018 also saw the release of another advisory for North Korea "due to serious risk of arrest and long-term detention of U.S. nationals." Aid attempts to detained citizens are often denied.
The most recent advisory for December 2018 warns travelers against "crime, terrorism, and piracy" in Somalia. Murders, kidnappings, and other violent crimes are also common, with lack "permanent consular presence" resulting in limited emergency aid.
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