October 2020 U.S. Travel Advisory Status for 210 Countries by Level

Thousands of couples in long-distance relationships and those separated by travel restrictions around the world are struggling to get back together. There’s little in the way of consistent news, and even governments are confused about long-distance couples and how their travel exemptions should be handled. To make matters worse, if you are unmarried, then you may need to prove that your relationship is a meaningful one – a near-impossible task for many couples who have only recently met or don’t have a legal document to say they are together. This article deals with couples where one partner is in the United States and looking to join their partner in another country. If you’re traveling within the United States to join a loved one in another state, please read this article: U.S. Statewise Travel Restrictions During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Sep-Oct

Travel from the U.S. to other countries is currently in a state of flux. As of October 2020, the United States Department of State has listed 210 countries and territories and assigned U.S. travel advisory levels to each, along with the date the advisory came into effect. This list is valid as of October 2, 2020. The original map was published at the start of global travel restrictions and is updated as new information becomes available. The table presented here is reproduced from the State Department website and filtered in descending order of level. The 4 main levels, in order of severity, are:

  • Level 4: Do Not Travel
  • Level 3: Reconsider Travel
  • Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
  • Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions

Since travel restrictions, border closures, and travel exemptions are constantly evolving, please check with the embassy or consulate of the country you intend to travel to prior to making any travel arrangements. Also note that there may be testing, quarantine, document submissions, and other requirements on arrival. Please be informed of all necessary documentation and mandates before you leave. You can also register for alerts regarding particular countries on the State Department website.

U.S. Travel Advisory World Map Showing Levels

U.S. travel advisory world map

Advisory Level Date Updated
Afghanistan Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 24, 2020
Namibia Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Kazakhstan Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Belize Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 11, 2020
Brazil Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
South Sudan Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Guyana Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Haiti Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Honduras Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
India Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Indonesia Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Iran Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Iraq Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 12, 2020
North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Kosovo Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
The Kyrgyz Republic Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Libya Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Malawi Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Mali Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Oman Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Panama Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Peru Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Russia Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Somalia Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Syria Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Tajikistan Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Turkmenistan Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 7, 2020
Venezuela Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Yemen Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
French Guiana Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Argentina Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
The Bahamas Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Bhutan Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Bolivia Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Burkina Faso Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Burundi Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 11, 2020
Central African Republic Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 31, 2020
Colombia Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Costa Rica Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Cuba Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Dominican Republic Travel Advisory Level 4: Do Not Travel August 6, 2020
Liechtenstein Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
North Macedonia Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Nauru Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Burma (Myanmar) Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Albania Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Algeria Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Andorra Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Angola Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Anguilla Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 17, 2020
Antigua and Barbuda Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Botswana Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Cabo Verde Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 17, 2020
Comoros Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Djibouti Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Equatorial Guinea Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel September 21, 2020
Guinea Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Lesotho Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Eswatini Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel September 28, 2020
Australia Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
French Polynesia Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 31, 2020
Hong Kong Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel September 14, 2020
Japan Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Kiribati Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Mongolia Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel September 14, 2020
Papua New Guinea Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Samoa Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Austria Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Belarus Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel September 28, 2020
Belgium Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Bulgaria Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Croatia Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Cyprus Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Czech Republic Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Denmark Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Estonia Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Finland Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
France Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Germany Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Greece Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Hungary Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Iceland Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Ireland Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Latvia Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Lithuania Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Luxembourg Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Malta Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Montenegro Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Netherlands Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Norway Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Poland Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Portugal Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Romania Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Serbia Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Slovakia Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Slovenia Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Spain Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 10, 2020
Sweden Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Switzerland Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
United Kingdom Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
United Arab Emirates Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 17, 2020
Aruba Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Barbados Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Bermuda Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 17, 2020
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel September 28, 2020
Cayman Islands Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Curacao Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel September 28, 2020
French West Indies Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Montserrat Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 31, 2020
Saint Kitts and Nevis Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 17, 2020
Sint Maarten Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Saint Vincent and The Grenadines Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel September 8, 2020
Trinidad and Tobago Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Turks and Caicos Islands Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Guatemala Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel September 28, 2020
Israel, The West Bank and Gaza Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel September 23, 2020
Italy Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Jamaica Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Jordan Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Kenya Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
South Korea Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Kuwait Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel September 17, 2020
Laos Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Lebanon Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Liberia Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 31, 2020
Madagascar Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Malaysia Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 17, 2020
Maldives Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Mauritania Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Mexico Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel September 8, 2020
Moldova Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Morocco Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Mozambique Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 7, 2020
Nepal Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Nicaragua Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel September 28, 2020
Niger Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Nigeria Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel September 21, 2020
Pakistan Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel September 8, 2020
Paraguay Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Philippines Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Qatar Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Rwanda Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Sao Tome and Principe Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 31, 2020
Saudi Arabia Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 31, 2020
Senegal Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Seychelles Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Sierra Leone Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 31, 2020
Singapore Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Solomon Island Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
South Africa Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel September 15, 2020
Sri Lanka Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Sudan Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 24, 2020
Suriname Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Tanzania Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel September 28, 2020
Timor-Leste Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Togo Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Tunisia Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Turkey Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 26, 2020
Tuvalu Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Uganda Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Ukraine Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 24, 2020
Uruguay Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Uzbekistan Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Vanuatu Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Vietnam Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Zambia Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Zimbabwe Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
British Virgin Islands Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 31, 2020
Tonga Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Armenia Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 17, 2020
Azerbaijan Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Bahrain Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Bangladesh Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel September 8, 2020
Benin Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel September 8, 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Cameroon Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel September 28, 2020
Canada Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Chad Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel September 28, 2020
Chile Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
China Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel September 14, 2020
Cote d’Ivoire Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Ecuador Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Egypt Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel September 21, 2020
El Salvador Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel September 14, 2020
Eritrea Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Ethiopia Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 31, 2020
Gabon Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
The Gambia Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Georgia Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Ghana Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel September 21, 2020
Democratic Republic of the Congo Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 24, 2020
Republic of the Congo Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel September 28, 2020
Guinea-Bissau Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel August 6, 2020
Palau Travel Advisory Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution August 17, 2020
Antarctica Travel Advisory Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution August 6, 2020
Brunei Travel Advisory Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution August 6, 2020
Fiji Travel Advisory Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution September 21, 2020
New Caledonia Travel Advisory Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution August 6, 2020
New Zealand Travel Advisory Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution August 6, 2020
Saint Lucia Travel Advisory Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution August 31, 2020
Grenada Travel Advisory Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution August 31, 2020
Marshall Islands Travel Advisory Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution August 17, 2020
Mauritius Travel Advisory Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution August 6, 2020
Micronesia Travel Advisory Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution August 24, 2020
Thailand Travel Advisory Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution August 6, 2020
Cambodia Travel Advisory Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution September 14, 2020
Dominica Travel Advisory Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution August 31, 2020
Macau Travel Advisory Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions August 6, 2020
Taiwan Travel Advisory Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions August 6, 2020
Worldwide Caution Caution January 15, 2019

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