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High Risk Travel

Current List of High Risk Countries

International Support Services maintains a list of high risk countries, reviewing and issuing a composite assessment based on information from a number of sources.  By default the list includes countries that have Level 3 and Level 4 Travel Advisories from the U.S. Department of State or a Level 3 Health Notice from the CDC, as well as those that are identified as high risk by other U.S. Government sources such as the Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). The High Risk Country List also incorporates information from our academic intelligence provider (World Aware) and insurance brokers. The list is updated regularly, typically on a quarterly basis.

Last Updated March 4, 2020

Country State Dept Level  CDC Level
China 4: Do not travel Level 3: Warning
Venezuela 4: Do not travel Level 3: Warning
Italy 3: Reconsider travel Level 3: Warning
South Korea 3: Reconsider travel Level 3: Warning
Afghanistan 4: Do not travel Level 2: Alert
Central African Republic (CAR) 4: Do not travel Level 2: Alert
Iran 4: Do not travel Level 2: Alert
Somalia 4: Do not travel Level 2: Alert
Burkina Faso 4: Do not travel  
Iraq 4: Do not travel  
Libya 4: Do not travel  
Mali 4: Do not travel  
North Korea 4: Do not travel  
South Sudan 4: Do not travel  
Syria 4: Do not travel  
Yemen 4: Do not travel  
Chad 3: Reconsider travel Level 2: Alert
Dem. Republic of Congo 3: Reconsider travel Level 2: Alert
Niger 3: Reconsider travel Level 2: Alert
Nigeria 3: Reconsider travel Level 2: Alert
Burma/Myanmar 2: Exercise increased caution Level 2: Alert
Cameroon 2: Exercise increased caution Level 2: Alert
Eritrea 2: Exercise increased caution Level 2: Alert
Ethiopia 2: Exercise increased caution Level 2: Alert
Indonesia 2: Exercise increased caution Level 2: Alert
Japan 2: Exercise increased caution Level 2: Alert
Mozambique 2: Exercise increased caution Level 2: Alert
Papua New Guinea 2: Exercise increased caution Level 2: Alert
Phillippines 2: Exercise increased caution Level 2: Alert
Togo 2: Exercise increased caution Level 2: Alert
Zambia 2: Exercise increased caution Level 2: Alert
Angola 1: Exercise normal precautions Level 2: Alert
Benin 1: Exercise normal precautions Level 2: Alert
Ghana 1: Exercise normal precautions Level 2: Alert
Burundi 3: Reconsider travel  
Guinea-Bissau 3: Reconsider travel  
Haiti 3: Reconsider travel  
Honduras  3: Reconsider travel  
Lebanon 3: Reconsider travel  
Mongolia 3: Reconsider travel  
Nicaragua 3: Reconsider travel  
Pakistan 3: Reconsider travel  
Sudan 3: Reconsider travel