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Emergency Messages for U.S. Citizens

Travel Warnings are issued when the Department of State wants you to consider very carefully whether you should go to a country at all. Examples of reasons for issuing a Travel Warning might include unstable government, civil war, ongoing intense crime or violence, or frequent terrorist attacks. We want you to know the risks of traveling to these places and to strongly consider not going to them at all.

Travel Alerts are issued for short-term events we think you should know about when planning travel to a country. Examples of reasons for issuing a Travel Alert might include an election season that is bound to have many strikes, demonstrations, or disturbances; a health alert like an outbreak of H1N1; or evidence of an elevated risk of terrorist attacks. When these short-term events are over, the Travel Alert is cancelled. Visit the Department of State's site for a list of current Travel Warnings.

Worldwide Travel Alert - Updated November 23, 2015

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both official and private interests. This Travel Alert expires on February 24, 2016. To read the Worldwide Travel Alert on the Department of State's website, please use the following link: Worldwide Travel Alert.

All U.S. citizens are encouraged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to register their presence in Romania with the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest.

Voting Assistance

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    Have you registered to vote and/or request absentee ballots in advance? Please register on the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) website