The U.S. Department of State has a long-standing Worldwide Caution that has been in effect for over a decade. It is updated regularly with the most recent recommendations. This latest update replaces the one issued on March 3, 2016. Read the Worldwide Caution.
More than 56 countries in the Caribbean, the Americas, Africa and Polynesia are experiencing transmission of Zika virus. The WHO has recently pubslished an update on safe practices after returning from an area with active Zika virus transmission. Read more.
May through November is the time of year when terrorist attacks become more common around the world. In order to receive the latest U.S. Embassy alerts and warnings in your country of travel, enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.