Travel to High and/or Extreme Risk Locations
Below are the countries, cities, and regions ISOS has designated as Extreme and/or High Risk locations. If your destination is not listed below, you must review the ISOS Global Risk Ratings to determine the highest level of risk for your location.
Extreme Risk: The entire country of Afghanistan.
High Risk: The entire country of Algeria.
High Risk: The north-east of Cabinda exclave.
High Risk: Border with Azerbaijan.
High Risk: Armenian border areas and Nagorno-Karabakh.
High Risk: Chittagong Hill Tracts and Dhaka.
High Risk: Border with Burkina Faso and Niger.
High Risk: Deprived areas of major urban centers.
Extreme Risk: Provinces of Oudalan, Soum (both Sahel region), and Loroum (Nord region)
High Risk: All other areas of Burkina Faso
High Risk: Bubanza and Cibitoke provinces; Bujumbura Rural province.
Extreme Risk: Areas of Extreme North region bordering Nigeria.
High Risk: Extreme north; Bakassi peninsula; Border with Central African Republic; Northwest and Southwest regions.
Extreme Risk: The entire country of Central African Republic.
High Risk: Borkou, Ennedi East, Ennedi West, and Tibesti regions; areas within 18 miles (30km) of borders with Sudan, Central African Republic; Areas west of Bol in Lac region.
High Risk: Areas affected by guerrilla activity, including border areas with Venezuela and Ecuador; the city of Cali.
High Risk: Areas in Likouala and Sangha departments within 20 miles (32km) of border with Central African Republic.
High Risk: Areas within 18 miles (30km) of the Liberian border in the Montagnes and Bas-Sassandra districts.
Extreme Risk: North Kivu province; South Kivu province; Ituri province; Tanganyika province
High Risk: All other areas of DRC.
High Risk: The Colombian border areas.
Extreme Risk: North Sinai.
High Risk: The Western Desert.
High Risk: The entire country of El Salvador.
High Risk: The Ethiopian, Sudanese, Djiboutian borders.
High Risk: The Somali region and areas bordering Eritrea, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan.
High Risk: Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
High Risk: Chiquimula, Petén, Zacapa and Izabal departments; Guatemala City.
High Risk: The entire country of Haiti.
High Risk: The entire country of Honduras.
High Risk: Asom (Assam), Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, non-coastal districts of Odisha (Orissa), eastern areas of Maharashtra, Kashmir division and part of Jammu division (both Jammu and Kashmir union territory).
High Risk: Papua and West Papua.
High Risk: Sistan-e Balochistan.
Extreme Risk: The entire country of Iraq.
Extreme Risk: Gaza.
High Risk: West Kingston and Spanish Town.
High Risk: Nairobi; the northern counties of Turkana, West Pokot, Samburu, Marsabit and Isiolo; the Somali-border counties of Wajir, Mandera, Garissa and Lamu.
High Risk: The Batken province and the international border regions of Osh and Jalal-Abad provinces.
High Risk: Baalbek-Hermel governorate and areas within five miles (8km) of the Syrian, Israeli borders.
Extreme Risk: The entire country of Libya.
High Risk: Anosy (except its capital Fort Dauphin (Tôlanaro)) and Atsimo-Atsinanana regions (south-east).
Extreme Risk: Gao, Kidal, Menaka, Mopti (including Mopti City), Taoudeni and Timbuktu regions.
High Risk: Border with Mauritania; northern half of Segou region.
High Risk: Eastern desert areas.
High Risk: The states of Baja California, Chihuahua, Colima, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacán, Morelos, Sinaloa, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, and Veracruz.
High Risk: Macomia, Meluco, Mocimboa da Praia, Muidumbe, Nangade, Palma and Quissanga districts (all Cabo Delgado province).
High Risk: The insurgency-affected and other border areas (except Indian border) and far northern Rakhine state.
High Risk: The south region of Nepal.
Extreme Risk: Areas of Tillaberi region bordering Mali; areas of Diffa region bordering Borno state (Nigeria) and Lac region (Chad)
High Risk: Areas of Tillaberi region bordering Burkina Faso; departments of Tera, Tillaberi, Ouallam and Filingue in Tillaberi region
Extreme Risk: Borno state.
High Risk: All other areas of Nigeria.
Extreme Risk: The districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa bordering the former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA); Balochistan except for Gwadar and central districts; The former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province)
High Risk: All other areas of Pakistan.
High Risk: Darién.
High Risk: The entire country of Papua New Guinea.
High Risk: Ene, Apurimac and Mantaro River Valley (VRAEM).
High Risk: South-west Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago.
High Risk: The North Caucasus republics of Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachaevo-Cherkessia.
High Risk: Iraq border areas and Yemen border areas.
Extreme Risk: The entire country of Somalia.
High Risk: High-density, low-income urban areas.
Extreme Risk: The entire country of South Sudan.
High Risk: Darfur, South Kordofan, West Kordofan and Blue Nile states.
Extreme Risk: The entire country of Syria.
High Risk: The Afghan border and Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast.
High Risk: The southern provinces of Yala, Narathiwat, Pattani and the southern districts of Songkhla province.
High Risk: Northern areas within 18 miles (30km) of the Burkina Faso border.
High Risk: Laventille and Beetham.
High Risk: Libyan border areas; areas within 25 miles (40km) of the Algerian border; Mount Chaambi, Mount Mgilla, Mount Salloum and Mount Sammama.
High Risk: The areas within ten miles (16km) of the Syrian border; Hakkari, Sirnak, Diyarbakir provinces.
High Risk: The Afghan border.
High Risk: The areas within 18.6 miles (30km) of the Congo (DRC) and South Sudan borders.
Extreme Risk: Eastern border regions (Donetsk and Luhansk).
High Risk: The Afghan and Kyrgyz borders, and Fergana Valley.
High Risk: The entire country of Venezuela.
Extreme Risk: The entire country of Yemen.