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Europe Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.

Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016.

U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using mass transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid crowded places. Exercise particular caution during religious holidays and at large festivals or events.

U.S. citizens should also: 

  • Follow the instructions of local authorities, especially in an emergency.
  • Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.
  • Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
  • Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • Register in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

European governments continue to guard against terrorist attacks and conduct raids to disrupt plots. We work closely with our allies and will continue to share information with our European partners that will help identify and counter terrorist threats.

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Republic of Congo Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to The Republic of the Congo regarding the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for March 20.

U.S. citizens should maintain a high level of security awareness due to the potential for political unrest leading up to, during, and following the election period.  This Travel Alert expires on April 15, 2016.

 

Political protests and demonstrations may occur in this timeframe. Although there is no indication that U.S. citizens may be targets of violence, U.S. citizens should avoid political rallies, polling centers, demonstrations, and crowds of any kind as gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn violent.  Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates, including any changes in the election schedule.  Presidential election results are expected to be announced within a week of the election.

For more information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Congo.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville, located at 70-83 Boulevard Denis Sassou Nguesso, Brazzaville, Congo, at +242-06-612-2000, 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from Monday - Thursday; 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+242) 06-612-2010.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season - 2015 - 2016
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to the South Pacific region about the ongoing threat of tropical cyclones affecting the area.

While tropical cyclones in the South Pacific may occur throughout the year, the current South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season begins on November 1, 2015, and ends April 30, 2016.  U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the region should monitor local weather reports and take other appropriate action as needed.  This Travel Alert expires on April 30, 2016.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recommends that people living or traveling in regions prone to tropical storms and tropical cyclones be prepared.  For further information about tropical cyclone preparedness, please visit NOAA's Tropical Cyclones Preparedness Guide.

Tropical cyclones can create dangerous and uncomfortable conditions that can prevent travel for days.  Tropical cyclones are often accompanied by damaging winds, high tides and flooding.  If you are living near or staying close to the ocean or other bodies of water, you may be at higher risk.  Landslides and mudslides are also a serious concern.  Roads can be washed out or obstructed by debris, adversely affecting access to airports and land routes out of affected areas.  In the past, many U.S. citizens were forced to delay travel (including return travel to the United States) due to infrastructure damage to airports and limited flight availability.  You should be aware that you may not be able to depart the area for 24-48 hours or longer, particularly if you are residing in or visiting a South Pacific island country where air travel service is limited. 

Be sure to check with local authorities for safety and security updates.  Reports of looting and sporadic violence in the aftermath of natural disasters have occurred.  Security personnel and medical services may not always be readily available, as weather conditions or damage to infrastructure may delay or prevent emergency assistance.

If you live in or travel to these areas during the tropical cyclone season, we recommend you obtain travel insurance to cover unexpected expenses during an emergency.  If a situation requires an evacuation from an overseas location, the U.S. Department of State may work with commercial airlines to ensure that U.S. citizens can depart as safely and efficiently as possible.  Commercial airlines are the Department's primary source of transportation in an evacuation; other means of transport are utilized only as a last resort, are often more expensive, and will provide you with fewer destination options.  U.S. law requires that any evacuation costs are your responsibility.  For those in financial need, the U.S. Department of State has the authority to provide crisis evacuation and repatriation loans on a reimbursable basis.  For more information, please visit the Emergencies Abroad page on our website.   

If you live in or are traveling to storm-prone regions, prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms by organizing a kit in a waterproof container that includes a supply of bottled water, non-perishable food items, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, any medications taken regularly, and vital documents (especially your passport and other identification).  Emergency shelters often provide only very basic resources and may have limited medical and food supplies.  NOAA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have additional tips on their websites.

Monitor local radio, local media, and the National Weather Service to be aware of weather developments.  Minor tropical cyclones can develop into typhoons very quickly, limiting the time available for a safe evacuation.  Inform family and friends of your whereabouts and remain in close contact with your tour operator, hotel staff, transportation providers (airlines, cruise lines, etc.), and local officials for evacuation instructions during a weather emergency.

For further information on tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, please consult the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Honolulu the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane Center, Fiji's regional meteorological center responsible for tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, or the Government of Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.

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Current News in Nicaragua
  • Trump team threatens to wreck bipartisan consensus on Venezuela
  • 'Volcanico' Wins an Emmy for Technical Achievement
  • EDITOR'S NOTE: Doing Good Things in JXN
  • Guatemala: Central America Regional Supply and Market Outlook February 5, 2019
  • President Trump: Failing the Middle Class, Making America Less Secure
  • ‘They’re playing with our lives’ say the first migrants returned under new Mexico policy
  • Democracies die in daylight
  • State of the Union address: Trump pitches bipartisanship amid rancor with Democrats
  • Family Law Attorney Janet P. Reed publishes second article in a series about Technology & Family Law practice
  • Venezuela's Maduro challenges US intervention attempts
  • Changes: 1969 – 2019
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  • Freedom House global report finds democracy in retreat
  • Cuba keeping a watchful eye over events in ally Venezuela
  • Mexico: La huida de la violencia es uno de los motivos principales de la llegada de centroamericanos a México
  • Pompeo receives backlash after sharing image showing Turkey divided
  • Theft of Venezuela gold shows Britain under the thumb of the US
  • It's Time for Ingrates to Go By Michelle Malkin
  • The U.S. Can Help Solve the Venezuelan Crisis by Not Being a Bully
  • Family Law Attorney Janet Reed publishes third article in a series about Technology & the Legal Profession
  • Trump Could Use Existing National Emergencies to Build the Wall
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  • Chatting with China
  • European parliament scolds Nicaragua over 'democratic crisis'
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  • EU Urges Nicaragua's Ortega to Release Prisoners Jailed Amid Protests - Reports
  • MEPs scold Nicaragua over ‘democratic crisis’
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  • Condor Gold shares jump as Nicaragua project grows again
  • CUV Ventures Corp. Signs MOU With Grupo Eficacia for RevoluPAY Acceptance in Over 650 Retail Outlets in Guatemala, San Salvador, and Nicaragua
  • With unrest at home, some Nicaraguans flee to the US
  • Fearing unrest at home, Nicaraguan doctors, taxi drivers flee to the U.S.
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • U.S. sanctions Nicaragua’s petroleum company -U.S. national security adviser
  • US Sanctions Nicaragua's Albanisa, Joint Venture With Venezuela's PDVSA - Bolton
  • Members Of Nicaragua's Opposition Consider Going Into Exile
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  • Nicaragua: IACHR Considers that the Law on Dialogue, Reconciliation and Peace in Nicaragua is Incompatible with International Standards Regarding Truth, Justice and Reparation
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  • Canada loses third-place game to Nicaragua at Pan Am baseball qualifier
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  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Nicaragua: IACHR Condemns Increasing Attacks on the Press and Ongoing Human Rights Violations in Nicaragua
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Current Weather
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  • Managua 84°F
  • San Juan del Sur 82°F
Videos
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  • Tour of San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua -- GoPro HD
  • San Juan Del Sur De Noche
  • Nicaragua, a breathtaking experience!
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Currency Exchange Rate
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Nicaragua Cordobas
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U.S. State Department Travel Alerts & Warnings
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