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Egypt: The U.S. Department of State Reissues Travel Alert

Date: December 27th, 2013 | No Comments

The U.S. Department of State issued an updated travel alert for Egypt Dec. 18, just days before a car bomb killed 14 people at a police compound in Mansoura, 80 miles north of Cairo. The Dec. 24 bombing appears to have targeted police, but reports indicated that several civilians were also killed or injured in [read more]

Egypt: Violence Continues, Travel Warning in Effect

Date: September 5th, 2013 | No Comments

Violence continued in Egypt for a second month as the Egyptian Army launched helicopter strikes against possible militant targets in the Sinai Peninsula and sealed off roads leading to Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya and Tahrir Squares, where supporters of the ousted president Mohamed Morsi continue to gather. National train service has been suspended for more than [read more]

Kenya: Tourist Resort Attacked on Eve of Election

Date: February 27th, 2013 | No Comments

An Italian tourist was shot and hospitalized when a gang of masked men, armed with guns and machetes, attacked a coastal resort near Malindi Feb. 20. On the eve of the country’s general election, scheduled for Mar. 4, experts warn that tensions are running high, and tourists may be swept up in local protests or [read more]

Philippines: Updated Travel Warning from U.S. Dept. of State

Date: February 13th, 2013 | No Comments

The U.S. Dept. of State has issued an updated travel warning for the island nation to reflect ongoing security issues, particularly in the Sulu Archipelago and the southern island of Mindanao. U.S. citizens should continue to avoid non-essential travel to the Sulu region due to the high threat of kidnapping of international travelers, and violence [read more]

Haiti: Government Refutes U.S. Travel Warning

Date: January 20th, 2013 | No Comments

Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe objected to an updated travel warning, issued by the U.S. State Dept. Dec. 28, that cited problems such as violent crime, cholera outbreaks and lack of infrastructure—particularly medical and emergency services. Calling the warning unfair, Lamothe said it singled out Haiti at a time when the island nation is trying to [read more]

Egypt: Nuclear Power Plant Under Construction as Violence Continues

Date: October 11th, 2013 | No Comments

Interim-President Adly Mansour announced plans to resume construction on a nuclear power plant in al-Dabaa, 180 miles north of Cairo. Construction on the plant began under ousted-president Hosni Mubarak, but was suspended when locals accused the state of taking their land by force and without payment. Local residents recently abandoned a months-long occupation of the [read more]

Peru: Embassy Revises Travel Warning for Cuzco, Machu Picchu

Date: March 13th, 2013 | No Comments

The U.S. Embassy in Lima has lifted its travel restriction for Cuzco and the region of Machu Picchu after a thorough review of information regarding a potential kidnapping threat to U.S. citizens. The Embassy continues to recommend that its citizens proceed with caution if traveling in or around the Peruvian “VRAEM” Emergency Zone, which includes [read more]

Turkey: Embassy Attack Prompts Updated Travel Warning

Date: February 27th, 2013 | No Comments

In light of the recent attack on the U.S. Embassy in Ankara and instability at the Turkish-Syrian border, the U.S. State Dept. has issued an updated travel warning. The Consulate strongly recommends that U.S. citizens avoid all border areas with Syria, and exercise extreme caution when traveling anywhere in southeastern Turkey. Travelers should stay abreast [read more]

El Salvador: Security Issues Prompt Updated Travel Warning

Date: January 30th, 2013 | No Comments

The U.S. Dept. of State has updated its travel warning to reflect ongoing security issues in El Salvador. Crime and violence continue to be serious problems throughout the country, and while U.S. citizens do not appear to be targeted specifically, 22 Americans have been murdered there in the past two years. Extortion, kidnapping and passport [read more]

Israel: Tourists Concerned, But Not Cancelling Over Gaza Crisis

Date: November 21st, 2012 | No Comments

Concerned by the recent Gaza missile crisis, some tourists may be thinking twice about visiting Israel right now, but tour operators on the ground report business as usual and few, if any, cancellations due to security issues—though new bookings have reportedly slowed down. The Israel Minister of Tourism has maintained that conditions are “normal” and [read more]

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