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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 Feb 4, 2020

Advisory State Dept Level  Date updated World Aware OFAC CDC Level
Libya 4: Do not travel 4/9/2019 5 Yes  
North Korea 4: Do not travel 7/10/2019 4 Yes  
Afghanistan 4: Do not travel 10/24/2019 5    
Somalia 4: Do not travel 10/28/2019 5 Check Level 2: Alert
Syria 4: Do not travel 11/4/2019 5 Check  
Yemen 4: Do not travel 11/26/2019 5 Check  
Burkina Faso 4: Do not travel 11/26/2019 4    
Venezuela 4: Do not travel 12/2/2019 4 & 5 Yes Level 3: Warning
Central African Republic 4: Do not travel 12/12/2019 5 SDN Level 2: Alert
Iran 4: Do not travel 12/26/2019 5 Yes  
Mali 4: Do not travel 12/26/2019 5 Check  
South Sudan 4: Do not travel 12/26/2019 5 Check  
Iraq 4: Do not travel 1/13/2020 4 & 5 Yes  
China 4: Do not travel 2/2/2020 4 SDN Level 3: Warning
Nicaragua 3: Reconsider travel 4/3/2019 4 SDN  
Pakistan 3: Reconsider travel 1/31/2020 4 & 5    
Haiti 3: Reconsider travel 6/11/2019 4    
Honduras  3: Reconsider travel 6/24/2019 4    
Sudan 3: Reconsider travel 9/26/2019 4 Check  
Chad 3: Reconsider travel 10/2/2019 4    
Guinea-Bissau 3: Reconsider travel 10/4/2019 4    
Lebanon 3: Reconsider travel 10/21/2019 4 SDN  
Nigeria 3: Reconsider travel 10/29/2019 4   Level 2: Alert
Niger 3: Reconsider travel 12/19/2019 4   Level 2: Alert
Dem. Republic of Congo 3: Reconsider travel 1/2/2020 4 Yes Level 2: Alert
Burundi 3: Reconsider travel 1/21/2020 4 check