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These Are The Most Dangerous Countries For Americans To Travel To

By Kelsey Marie

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As much as traveling the world can be a great experience and opportunity to expand our minds, it can also be quite dangerous — especially for Americans.

The U.S. Department of State has issued travel advisories to many countries. These advisories were set in place in certain countries because of rampant crime, government corruption, environmental pollution, and civil unrest.

The U.S. has also been put on a travel advisory list by other countries because of mass shootings, an unchecked homelessness problem, gun ownership, and a high level of violent crimes.

Nevertheless, it is important to stay as safe as possible when traveling abroad.

This is why Stacker examined the U.S. State Department’s travel advisories and made a list of the most dangerous countries for Americans to travel to.

Check out the current list of travel advisories.


Burkina Faso

Level 3: reconsider travel

Reasons: crime and terrorism

Burundi

Level 3: reconsider travel

Reasons: grenade attacks and armed robberies

Chad

Level 3: reconsider travel

Reasons: terrorism, minefields, and violent crimes

Democratic Republic Of Congo

Level 3: reconsider travel

Reasons: civil unrest, violent crimes

El Salvador

Level 3: reconsider travel

Reasons: gang violence

Guinea Bissau

Level 3: reconsider travel

Reasons: theft and violent crime

Haiti

Level 3: reconsider travel

Reasons: protests, tire burnings, and road blockages

Honduras

Level 3: reconsider travel

Reasons: gang activity, human trafficking, rape, and homicide

Lebanon

Level 3: reconsider travel

Reasons: terrorism threats, armed conflict, and outbreaks of violence

Mauritania

Level 3: reconsider travel

Reasons: terrorism threats, armed conflict, and outbreaks of violence

Nicaragua

Level 3: reconsider travel

Reasons: civil unrest, crime, and limited healthcare

Niger

Level 3: reconsider travel

Reasons: extremist groups, armed robbery, and violent crime

Nigeria

Level 3: reconsider travel

Reasons: crime and terrorism

Pakistan

Level 3: reconsider travel

Reasons: terrorism

Turkey

Level 3: reconsider travel

Reasons: terrorism and arbitrary detentions

Afghanistan

Level 4: do not travel

Reasons: kidnappings, hostage-takings, suicide bombings, landmines, and terrorist attacks

The Central African Republic

Level 4: do not travel

Reasons: kidnappings and killings

Iran

Level 4: do not travel

Reasons: arrest and detention for arbitrary reasons

Iraq

Level 4: do not travel

Reasons: kidnappings and improvised explosive devices

Libya

Level 4: do not travel

Reasons: kidnappings, violent crimes, and terrorism

Mali

Level 4: do not travel

Reasons: violent crime and terrorism

North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea)

Level 4: do not travel

Reasons: the U.S. is unable to provide emergency services to citizens in the country. Americans cannot travel to North Korea using a U.S. passport without a special validation.

Somalia

Level 4: do not travel

Reasons: kidnapping, murder, and pirates active in waters

South Sudan

Level 4: do not travel

Reasons: shootings, ambushes, and robberies

Sudan

Level 4: do not travel

Reasons: terrorism, and civil unrest

Syria

Level 4: do not travel

Reasons: terrorism, armed conflict, and civil unrest

Venezuela

Level 4: do not travel

Reasons: crime, civil unrest, arbitrary arrest, and shortage of food, electricity, and medicine

Yemen

Level 4: do not travel

Reasons: terrorism, civil unrest, and armed conflict

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Kelsey Marie

Kelsey-Marie is an NYC girl who currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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