Measles is in many countries and outbreaks of the disease are occurring around the world. Before you travel internationally, regardless of where you are going, make sure you are protected fully against measles.
Exercise normal precautions in Iceland. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Iceland: Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the […]
Exercise increased caution in Germany due to terrorism. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Germany. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas. Read the […]
THE FLAG OF SENEGAL: The flag, adopted in 1960 when the country gained its independence, is a tricolour consisting of three vertical green, yellow and red bands charged with a five-pointed green star at the centre. In Islam, the country’s majority religion, the green of both the first stripe and the star represent the colour of the Prophet. Yellow symbolised wealth and the progress of the country’s economy. Red recalls the blood sacrificed for the nation and the strong determination to fight against underdevelopment.
Latest update: Summary - State Media have announced there were attacks targeted against senior regional government officials in Addis Ababa and Bahir Dar on 22 June 2019. Roads in to and out of both cities may be closed at short notice. Anyone in Addis Ababa or the areas around Bahir Dar should keep a low […]
Summary and Safety and Security section (Political Situation): update on ongoing protests affecting Honduras; you should monitor local and social media for updates and follow the advice of local authorities; updated information on the border crossing El Florido and the road to the town of Copan. Consular Assistance section: amended instructions on how to obtain […]
Media are invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday, July 2, celebrating the renaming of NASA’s Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility in Fairmont, West Virginia, after the West Virginia native and storied NASA icon.