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Emergency Messages for U.S. Citizens

We recommend all U.S. citizens to sign up for our free Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to automatically receive the latest travel updates and information by electronic mail.

Travel Alerts are issued to disseminate information about short-term conditions, either transnational or within a particular country, that pose significant risks to the security of U.S. citizens. Natural disasters, terrorist attacks, coups, anniversaries of terrorist events, election-related demonstrations or violence, and high-profile events such as international conferences or regional sports events are examples of conditions that might generate a Travel Alert. Below are the most currently issued Travel Alerts:

  • August 02, 2013 Worldwide Travel Alert - The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued potential for terrorist attacks, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arabian Peninsula.
  • May 30, 2013 Hurricane and Typhoon Season - The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the upcoming Hurricane Season in the Atlantic, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane season in the Atlantic begins June 1 and ends November 30.

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Worldwide Cautions are issued to provide updated information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions against U.S. citizens and interests worldwide. Please see below the most recently updated worldwide caution:

Messages for U.S. Citizens