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The European Countries with Active Travel Warnings for Americans

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Whether you’re heading to Taylor Swift’s Eras tour in Europe or are just thinking about visiting some of Europe’s most iconic and popular destinations soon, it’s always best to get informed before you book your trip and finalize your plans.

Much like the rest of the world, some European countries warrant a particular heads up when it comes to tourist safety. Thankfully, the US Department of State is constantly monitoring conditions and potential safety issues in countries throughout the world and, based on recent events, it is frequently issuing updated travel alerts for Americans who are looking to leisurely get out of the country.

Navigating such travel advisories and staying up to date with their iterations, though, can be challenging. Therefore, much like we did for the Caribbean islands earlier this year, we have compiled an up-to-date guide highlighting all the active travel advisories (level 2 or higher) that the State Department has issued for European countries. This guide will be updated as more advisories are issued or adjusted.

Every travel advisory mentioned below features a different degree, which describes how potentially dangerous the country is as assessed by the department. Level 1 is the lowest degree, and it is described as “exercise normal precautions.” Level 2 warns travelers to “exercise increased precautions.” Level 3 and 4, instead, are the highest levels of these warnings, and they respectively encourage travelers to “reconsider travel” and “do not travel.”

The following European countries were excluded from the list, as they are marked with a Level 1 warning, indicating that travelers should exercise normal precautions: Andorra, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Switzerland.

If you wish to read more information and see a complete list of active travel advisories for Americans, you can check out our guide on all active travel advisories right now.

These are all the European countries with active travel warnings of Level 2 or higher right now. For additional details on any of the countries below, you can click through to view the State Department’s website:

Authorities are warning travelers to exercise increased caution in Albania due to crime.

The US Department of State is strongly advising traveler not to travel to Belarus due to “the Belarusian authorities’ continued facilitation of Russia’s war against Ukraine, the buildup of Russian military forces in Belarus, the arbitrary enforcement of local laws, the potential of civil unrest, the risk of detention, and the Embassy’s limited ability to assist U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Belarus.”

Additionally, the Department of State is strongly advising US citizens who are currently in Belarus to depart immediately.

Travelers should exercise increased caution in Belgium due to terrorism.

Due to terrorism and land mines, US citizens should exercise increased caution in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Authorities are encouraging travelers to exercise increased caution in France due to terrorism and civil unrest.

Travelers should exercise increased caution in Germany due to terrorism, according to the Department of State.

Travelers should exercise increased caution when visiting Italy due to terrorism.

The Department of State is encouraging travelers to exercise increased caution in Kosovo due to terrorism.

Additionally, due to increased risk, travelers should reconsider travel to North Mitrovica, Leposavic, Zubin Potok, and Zvecan.

Travelers should exercise increased caution in Moldova due to unresolved conflict between the breakaway region of Transnistria and the central government.

Additionally, authorities are encouraging travelers to reconsider travel to the Transnistria breakaway region.

Travelers should exercise increased caution in the Netherlands due to terrorism.

Authorities are advising travelers to exercise increased caution in Serbia due to crime.

US travelers should exercise increased caution in Spain due to terrorism and civil unrest.

According to the authorities, travelers should exercise increased caution in Sweden due to terrorism.

Authorities are advising travelers to exercise increased caution in the United Kingdom due to terrorism.

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