Buckle up, intrepid travelers! If you’re seeking the thrill of stamping your passport with the most dangerous spots on Earth, the US State Department is here to play party pooper.
They’ve listed 15 countries that make even Indiana Jones think twice before packing his whip. So, before you start fantasizing about your next adrenaline-fueled escapade, look at these destinations that are a no-fly zone for Uncle Sam.
While the rugged beauty of the Hindu Kush might be tempting, the ongoing insurgency and terrorist attacks make Afghanistan a no-go zone.
Central African Republic (CAR)
In this landlocked country, civil unrest, armed conflict, and crime are as abundant as their diamond mines.
The Caribbean’s pearl is strung with intensive crime, civil unrest, and poor healthcare infrastructure. A statement from Travel.State.Gov read, “Do not travel to Haiti due to kidnapping, crime, civil unrest, and poor health care infrastructure.”
The U.S. and Iran are like two peas in a pod. Except the peas hate each other, and there’s a risk of detention for U.S. citizens.
Rockets, suicide bombings, and armed conflict; it’s not exactly a vacation.
The Mediterranean coastline is alluring, but the ongoing civil war? Not so much.
This West African nation is known for its music and culture, but sadly, it’s also a hub for terrorism and kidnapping.
North Korea (DPRK)
A fascinating culture overshadowed by the risk of arrest and long-term detention of U.S. citizens.
Pirates, I mean real ones, not the ones from the movies, along with terrorism and kidnapping, paint a grim picture of this East African nation.
Civil conflict, violent crime, and armed conflict. Do we need to say more?
The ancient ruins are enchanting, but the civil war and terrorism have left the nation in ruins.
In this South American country, the salsa beats can’t drown out the rampant crime, civil unrest, and poor health infrastructure.
This Arabian Peninsula country offers a unique blend of cultures but is currently riddled with conflict, terrorism, and very high health risks.
While the vodka may draw you in, the country’s strict laws can land U.S. citizens in jail due to Russia’s arbitrary enforcement of local laws.
Despite the tempting food, parts of Mexico have been marked as unsafe for travel due to dangerous crime levels. We’re not saying you can’t go to these countries. We’re telling you don’t.
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