If you decide to pick up this guide, please be sure to print our Vintage Microwave West African Travel Supplement, created with the help of the U.S. Department of State. It's not only full of important information, it can also be used to create fun games for the kids while waiting for your flight at Mali's Bamako Airport. Games like: (1) count the number of times the word "avoid'"appears; (2) which sounds more dangerous - Chad or Algeria?; (3) which is a greater threat - the drunk drivers of Cameroon, or the kidnappers of Nigeria?; (4) a Benin madlib - "the beaches are so _[adverb]__ dangerous because of all the __[adjective]__ __[plural noun]__."
But mostly, use it to remind yourself why you are not going to take that trip you planned.
Due to the potential for violence,
The U.S. Embassy in
Any American citizen who decides to travel to Libya should maintain a strong security posture by being aware of surroundings, avoiding crowds and demonstrations, keeping a low profile, and varying times and routes for all required travel.
March travel warning: American citizens should defer all travel to
U.S. citizens should avoid overland travel in
American citizens should defer all but essential travel to Delta, Bayelsa, and Rivers states because of the very high risk of kidnapping, robbery, and other armed attacks in these areas.
Embassy employees have been instructed to refrain from travel outside of city limits after dusk, and to monitor their movements in centrally located areas within cities and towns. Private American citizens are urged to follow the same guidelines and are strongly advised against nighttime travel. Armed highway bandits (most notably in border areas); poorly lit roads; hazardous, poorly maintained vehicles; and unskilled, aggressive and/or intoxicated drivers pose a threat to motorists.
U.S. citizens should avoid crowds, political rallies, and street demonstrations and maintain security awareness at all times.
U.S. citizens in
That all sounds fun, doesn't it? Travel!!
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