February 16, 2024 – Information from the Federal Foreign Office for these countries is available

The Federal Foreign Office informs travelers and German citizens abroad about the security situation in various countries. Depending on the risk assessment, different instructions and recommendations may be given. A travel warning is considered very high risk. Here we show which countries it currently applies to.

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Current Travel Warnings (as of February 16, 2024)

For this Countries and regions There are travel warnings or partial travel warnings from the Federal Foreign Office:

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  • Afghanistan: Travel and Safety Information (Travel Warning)
  • Egypt: Travel and Safety Information (Area Travel Warning)
  • Algeria: Travel and Safety Information (Partial Travel Warning)
  • Armenia: Travel and Safety Information (Area Travel Warning)
  • Azerbaijan: Travel and Safety Advisory (Regional Travel Warning)
  • Ethiopia: Travel and Safety Information (Area Travel Warning)
  • Belarus: Travel and Safety Information (Travel Alert)
  • Burkina Faso: Travel and Safety Information (Area Travel Warning)
  • Côte d'Ivoire: Travel and Safety Information (Area Travel Warning)
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo: Travel and Safety Information (Partial Travel Warning)
  • Eritrea: Travel and Safety Information (Area Travel Warning)
  • Haiti: Travel and Safety Information (Travel Alert)
  • Iraq: Travel and Safety Information (Area Travel Warning)
  • Iran: Travel and Safety Advisory (Travel Warning)
  • Israel: Travel and Safety Advisory (Palestinian Territories – Gaza Strip) (Travel Warning)
  • Japan: Travel and Safety Information (Partial Travel Warning)
  • Yemen: Travel and Safety Advice (Travel Warning)
  • Cameroon: Travel and Safety Information (Partial Travel Alert)
  • Lebanon: Travel Warning/Request to Leave the Country (Travel Warning)
  • Libya: Travel and Safety Information (Travel Warning)
  • Mali: Travel and Safety Information (Area Travel Warning)
  • Mauritania: Travel and Safety Information (Partial Travel Warning)
  • Mozambique: Travel and Safety Information (Area Travel Warning)
  • Myanmar: Travel and Safety Advisory (Travel Warning)
  • Nigeria: Travel and Safety Advisory (Partial Travel Warning)
  • Niger: Travel and Safety Advisory (Travel Warning)
  • Pakistan: Travel and Safety Advisory (Regional Travel Warning)
  • Palestinian Territories: Travel and Safety Advice (Travel Warning)
  • Philippines: Travel and Safety Advisory (Partial Travel Warning)
  • Russian Federation: Travel and Safety Information (Regional Travel Alert)
  • Somalia: Travel and Safety Advice (Travel Warning)
  • Sudan: Travel and Safety Advisory (Travel Warning)
  • South Sudan: Travel and Safety Advisory (Travel Warning)
  • Syria: Travel and Safety Advisory (Travel Warning)
  • Chad: Travel and Safety Information (Area Travel Warning)
  • Ukraine: Travel Warning/Request to Leave the Country (Travel Warning)
  • Venezuela: Travel and Safety Information (Partial Travel Warning)
  • Central African Republic: Travel and Safety Advisory (Travel Alert)
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Information on specific instructions and recommendations for a country or region can be found on the website Foreign Office.

What is the difference between a travel warning and a safety advisory?

The Foreign Office differs travel advice, Safety measures And Travel warnings Or Area travel warnings. Depending on the classification, different recommendations apply:

A Travel advice Contains information about…

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  • Country or region specific characteristics
  • Entry requirements
  • Customs regulations
  • Criminal regulations
  • Medical information

A Security notice Draws attention to the risks in the country. Depending on the risk assessment, travel restrictions or no-travel recommendations may be made.

One Travel warning It means that there is a real risk to life and limb in the destination country or border area. If only a specific part of a country or region is affected, the Central Foreign Office will issue an opinion Area travel warning outside. A travel warning should be understood as an urgent request not to travel to a country classified as dangerous.

When does the Foreign Office issue a travel warning for a country?

A travel warning is issued if life and death are at risk in the country you are traveling to. This includes, among others, wars and terrorist attacks, but also natural disasters and epidemics. When the Foreign Office issues or removes a travel warning always depends on the circumstances and developments at the site. The safety situation is reassessed daily and travel advisories or warnings are updated accordingly.

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What is a travel warning for my holiday?

Foreign Office travel warnings are not travel bans. The decision whether to travel to a country with a security status classified as critical by the Foreign Office is the responsibility of the traveler. However, the Foreign Office may ask Germans living abroad to leave the country.

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If the trip is not carried out, the extent to which transport and accommodation expenses are to be reimbursed should be clarified in each individual case with the tour operator or transport company. Ultimately, the decisive factor here is always the current legal situation and not the Foreign Office's assessment of the security situation. If a country has a travel warning from the Foreign Office, a “force majeure or significant threat” is recognized under the current legal situation.

How do I find out about the security situation in my destination country?

Following current news is generally advisable – even abroad. Embassies or consular offices may be points of contact for security questions. In addition to its… Travel advice Further newsletter and A Processor Information, important addresses and travel preparation tips. Anyone who enables push notifications will receive travel and safety information directly to their smartphone.

How do I reach the Foreign Office?

In case of emergency, the Central Foreign Office can be contacted 24 hours a day. Additionally, it can be a way to address concerns Contact form Contact on website.

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Phone numbers for Foreign Office:

  • +49 30 5000 0 (Emergency only)
  • +49 30 5000 2000
  • +49 30 18 17 0
  • +49 30 18 17 2000

Berlin Foreign Office Address:

  • Werderscher Markt, 110117 Berlin

Ban Foreign Office Address:

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  • Adinaurally 99–103, 53113 Pan

Postal Address for Foreign Office (Applicable to PAN):

  • Foreign Office, Kurstrasse 36, 10117 Berlin

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