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Reviewing travel restrictions and alerts pre-trip help to ensure quick and safe travels. The Department of State has a wide range of research resources available for your use. Travel Alerts & Warnings are issued when the State Department recommends that Americans avoid a certain country, as well as to disseminate information quickly about terrorist threats and other relatively short-term conditions that pose significant risks or disruptions to Americans.

The State Department also provides Country Specific Information for every country of the world about various issues, including the health conditions, crime, unusual currency or entry requirements, any areas of instability, and the location of the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate in that country.