January 2014 Travel Warnings

January 2014 Travel Warnings

January 2014 Travel Warnings

The January 2014 travel warnings are a listing of any warnings that have been posted by the US Department of State in the month of December, warning travelers who plan to visit those countries.

Countries listed through the month of December 2013 include:

Honduras – December 24th, 2013

Due to the very high levels of crime and violence still present in Honduras, and the fact that the local government lacks the resources to combat it, the Department of State continues to warn travelers to this region. Honduras currently has the highest murder rate in the world, and international travelers could be specifically targeted so all travel to Honduras should be avoided.

Republic of South Sudan – December 17th, 2013

Due to the ongoing political and social unrest in the Republic of South Sudan, the Department of State has suspended their Embassy services there until further notice. They therefore recommend that all travel to the Republic of South Sudan be avoided.

Libya – December 12th, 2013

The Libyan government is still working to rebuild its military and police forces and improve security following the 2011 revolution. The security situation remains unpredictable and unstable. Many military-grade weapons remain in the hands of private individuals, including antiaircraft weapons that may be used against civilian aviation. For this reason, the Department of State warns of the risks of traveling to Libya and strongly advises against all but essential travel to Tripoli.

While traveling, please keep these travel warnings in mind and remember to exercise extra care if you are visiting these countries, and check with your travel insurance provider to make sure you still have coverage in place – sometimes some benefits can be excluded for countries under a travel warning. Travelers are also advised to enroll through the U.S. Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to stay up to date on travel security information.

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