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Red List Countries 2024

Venezuela

Venezuela is currently experiencing a severe economic and political crisis. The country is facing widespread shortages of food, medicine, and other necessities. The government, led by President Nicolas Maduro, has been accused of corruption and human rights abuses. In addition, the country has become a hub for drug trafficking and other criminal activities. The crisis has also led to a mass exodus of Venezuelans, with millions of people fleeing the country in search of safety and better living conditions.

The situation in Venezuela continues to deteriorate, with no end in sight to the political and economic turmoil. The largest criticism regarding Venezuela is that it was considered one of the richest nations in the world only a few decades ago. With its vast and rich access to natural resources, as well as its highly educated population, it is confusing how one nation could fall so quickly. Of course, the primary touted reason was the installation of the socialist government, which had heavily increased the inflation rate, enough to completely debase the Venezuelan currency.

Somalia

Somalia is a country that has been plagued by civil war and instability for decades. The government is weak and many parts of the country are controlled by armed groups, including the terrorist organization al-Shabaab. The country also suffers from severe poverty and a lack of access to basic services such as education and healthcare. In addition, Somalia is regularly hit by natural disasters such as droughts and floods.

The ongoing conflict and lack of security have made it difficult for humanitarian organizations to assist those in need. The situation in Somalia remains dire, with many people living in fear and desperation. Somalia's underground activity also includes frequent acts of piracy, one of the few active countries which still holds onto this tradition. it is not uncommon for Somalian pirates to be spotted at sea, and many local or global mercenary groups are often contracted for the protection of precious cargo.

North Korea

North Korea is one of the most isolated and repressive regimes in the world. The country is ruled by a single party, the Korean Workers' Party, and its leader, Kim Jong-un. The government heavily restricts the freedoms of its citizens and is known for its human rights abuses. Political opposition is not tolerated and the government maintains control through a vast network of surveillance and propaganda. North Korea is perhaps the most iconic red-list country that is known to the western world and is a dire reminder of the political influence of an era long past.

The country also poses a threat to international security due to its nuclear weapons program. Despite numerous sanctions and international efforts to denuclearize the country, North Korea has continued to develop its nuclear capabilities. This has come at an enormous price, as many North Koreans are actively starving and living well below the poverty line. The state government holds access to most of the nation's resources, including power and food. Often, only high-ranking officials, diplomats, and the military are afforded some luxuries.

- Data pertains to Travel Advisories of the US State Department. While the list is not officially color-coded, Level 4 countries would certainly be considered Red List countries if it were. Level 3 countries would likely be orange, with Level 2 yellow and Level 1 green.
- As of late 2023, travel to Israel or Palestine's West Bank is Level 3 and travel to Palestine's Gaza Strip Level 4, due to the ongoing military conflict between the two countries.
- Travel advisories in Mexico range from Level 1 to Level 4 depending upon destination.
- Travel advisories are impacted by multiple factors, including rates of crime and kidnapping, the risk of wrongful detention by corrupt law enforcement officials, pandemics, and the availability of emergency services.
- Travel advisories may change at any time. Potential travelers are encouraged to consult with local travel/tourism officials before embarking.

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Country
Travel Advisory Level
Date Updated
MexicoVariedAugust 22, 2023
PalestineVariedOctober 14, 2023
RussiaLevel 4: Do Not TravelSeptember 5, 2023
IranLevel 4: Do Not TravelJuly 13, 2023
MyanmarLevel 4: Do Not TravelJuly 24, 2023
SudanLevel 4: Do Not TravelApril 22, 2023
IraqLevel 4: Do Not TravelOctober 22, 2023
AfghanistanLevel 4: Do Not TravelJune 23, 2023
UkraineLevel 4: Do Not TravelMay 22, 2023
YemenLevel 4: Do Not TravelJuly 13, 2023
VenezuelaLevel 4: Do Not TravelJuly 17, 2023
NigerLevel 4: Do Not TravelAugust 2, 2023
North KoreaLevel 4: Do Not TravelJuly 24, 2023
SyriaLevel 4: Do Not TravelJuly 13, 2023
MaliLevel 4: Do Not TravelJuly 31, 2023
Burkina FasoLevel 4: Do Not TravelJuly 31, 2023
SomaliaLevel 4: Do Not TravelJuly 31, 2023
HaitiLevel 4: Do Not TravelJuly 27, 2023
South SudanLevel 4: Do Not TravelJuly 31, 2023
BelarusLevel 4: Do Not TravelJuly 26, 2023
LibyaLevel 4: Do Not TravelJuly 13, 2023
Central African RepublicLevel 4: Do Not TravelJuly 31, 2023
LebanonLevel 4: Do Not TravelOctober 17, 2023
ChinaLevel 3: Reconsider TravelJune 30, 2023
PakistanLevel 3: Reconsider TravelJune 23, 2023
NigeriaLevel 3: Reconsider TravelSeptember 20, 2023
EthiopiaLevel 3: Reconsider TravelJuly 31, 2023
EgyptLevel 3: Reconsider TravelJuly 13, 2023
DR CongoLevel 3: Reconsider TravelJuly 31, 2023
ColombiaLevel 3: Reconsider TravelMay 11, 2023
UgandaLevel 3: Reconsider TravelJune 12, 2023
Saudi ArabiaLevel 3: Reconsider TravelJuly 13, 2023
ChadLevel 3: Reconsider TravelJuly 31, 2023
GuatemalaLevel 3: Reconsider TravelJuly 17, 2023
BurundiLevel 3: Reconsider TravelJuly 31, 2023
HondurasLevel 3: Reconsider TravelJuly 17, 2023
Papua New GuineaLevel 3: Reconsider TravelJuly 24, 2023
IsraelLevel 3: Reconsider TravelOctober 14, 2023
NicaraguaLevel 3: Reconsider TravelJuly 17, 2023
El SalvadorLevel 3: Reconsider TravelJuly 17, 2023
MauritaniaLevel 3: Reconsider TravelJuly 31, 2023
JamaicaLevel 3: Reconsider TravelMay 10, 2023
Guinea BissauLevel 3: Reconsider TravelJuly 31, 2023
Trinidad and TobagoLevel 3: Reconsider TravelJuly 17, 2023
GuyanaLevel 3: Reconsider TravelJuly 17, 2023
MacauLevel 3: Reconsider TravelJune 30, 2023
IndiaLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJune 23, 2023
IndonesiaLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 24, 2023
BrazilLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionOctober 19, 2023
BangladeshLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionOctober 12, 2023
PhilippinesLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 24, 2023
TurkeyLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 26, 2023
GermanyLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 26, 2023
TanzaniaLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 31, 2023
United KingdomLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 26, 2023
FranceLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 26, 2023
South AfricaLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionNovember 7, 2023
ItalyLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 26, 2023
KenyaLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 31, 2023
SpainLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 26, 2023
AlgeriaLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 13, 2023
MoroccoLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 13, 2023
AngolaLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 24, 2023
MozambiqueLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 31, 2023
GhanaLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 31, 2023
PeruLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJune 1, 2023
NepalLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJune 23, 2023
MadagascarLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 31, 2023
Ivory CoastLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionAugust 3, 2023
CameroonLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 31, 2023
Sri LankaLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionSeptember 5, 2023
MalawiLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionOctober 10, 2023
ChileLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 17, 2023
EcuadorLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJune 22, 2023
NetherlandsLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 26, 2023
ZimbabweLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJune 27, 2023
GuineaLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 31, 2023
BeninLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 31, 2023
BoliviaLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJune 6, 2023
TunisiaLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 13, 2023
BelgiumLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 26, 2023
Dominican RepublicLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJune 6, 2023
JordanLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 13, 2023
CubaLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionNovember 15, 2022
SwedenLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 26, 2023
AzerbaijanLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionNovember 2, 2023
TajikistanLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJune 23, 2023
United Arab EmiratesLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 13, 2023
Sierra LeoneLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 31, 2023
LaosLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 24, 2023
Hong KongLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJune 30, 2023
SerbiaLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 26, 2023
TurkmenistanLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJune 23, 2023
Republic of the CongoLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 31, 2023
DenmarkLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJune 7, 2023
LiberiaLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 31, 2023
Costa RicaLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 17, 2023
OmanLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 13, 2023
PanamaLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 17, 2023
EritreaLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 31, 2023
UruguayLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 17, 2023
MoldovaLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 26, 2023
Bosnia and HerzegovinaLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 26, 2023
GambiaLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 31, 2023
AlbaniaLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 26, 2023
ArmeniaLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 17, 2023
GabonLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionSeptember 28, 2023
Equatorial GuineaLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 31, 2023
BahrainLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 13, 2023
Timor LesteLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 24, 2023
EswatiniLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionMay 31, 2023
DjiboutiLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 31, 2023
MaldivesLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJune 23, 2023
BelizeLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionOctober 4, 2022
BahamasLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 17, 2023
Turks and Caicos IslandsLevel 2: Exercise Increased CautionJuly 17, 2023
JapanLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 24, 2023
VietnamLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 24, 2023
ThailandLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 24, 2023
South KoreaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 24, 2023
ArgentinaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsAugust 18, 2023
PolandLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 26, 2023
CanadaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 17, 2023
UzbekistanLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJune 23, 2023
MalaysiaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 24, 2023
AustraliaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsSeptember 8, 2023
TaiwanLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 11, 2023
ZambiaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 31, 2023
KazakhstanLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJune 30, 2023
RomaniaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 26, 2023
SenegalLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 31, 2023
CambodiaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 24, 2023
RwandaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 31, 2023
Czech RepublicLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 26, 2023
GreeceLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 26, 2023
PortugalLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 26, 2023
HungaryLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 26, 2023
TogoLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 31, 2023
AustriaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 26, 2023
SwitzerlandLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 26, 2023
ParaguayLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 17, 2023
KyrgyzstanLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJune 23, 2023
BulgariaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 26, 2023
SingaporeLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 24, 2023
SlovakiaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 26, 2023
FinlandLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 26, 2023
NorwayLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 26, 2023
New ZealandLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsSeptember 8, 2023
IrelandLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 26, 2023
KuwaitLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 13, 2023
CroatiaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 26, 2023
GeorgiaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 26, 2023
MongoliaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 24, 2023
QatarLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 13, 2023
BotswanaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 31, 2023
LithuaniaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 26, 2023
NamibiaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 31, 2023
LesothoLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 31, 2023
SloveniaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 26, 2023
North MacedoniaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 26, 2023
LatviaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 26, 2023
EstoniaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 26, 2023
MauritiusLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 31, 2023
CyprusLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 26, 2023
FijiLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsAugust 9, 2023
ComorosLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 31, 2023
BhutanLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJune 23, 2023
LuxembourgLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 26, 2023
SurinameLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 17, 2023
MontenegroLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 26, 2023
Cape VerdeLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 31, 2023
MaltaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 26, 2023
BruneiLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 24, 2023
IcelandLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 26, 2023
VanuatuLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 24, 2023
French GuianaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 17, 2023
French PolynesiaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 24, 2023
New CaledoniaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 24, 2023
BarbadosLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 17, 2023
Sao Tome and PrincipeLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 31, 2023
SamoaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 24, 2023
CuracaoLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 17, 2023
Saint LuciaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 17, 2023
KiribatiLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsAugust 9, 2023
GrenadaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 17, 2023
MicronesiaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 24, 2023
TongaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 24, 2023
SeychellesLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 31, 2023
ArubaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 17, 2023
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 17, 2023
Antigua and BarbudaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 17, 2023
AndorraLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 26, 2023
DominicaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 17, 2023
Cayman IslandsLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 17, 2023
BermudaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 17, 2023
Saint Kitts and NevisLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 17, 2023
Sint MaartenLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 17, 2023
Marshall IslandsLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsMay 23, 2023
LiechtensteinLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 26, 2023
PalauLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 24, 2023
AnguillaLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 17, 2023
NauruLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 24, 2023
TuvaluLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsAugust 9, 2023
MontserratLevel 1: Exercise Normal PrecautionsJuly 17, 2023
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