U.S. State Department Issues Worldwide Caution Warning

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Avoid non-essential travel to Sint Maarten while Hurricane Irma recovery efforts are underway

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens:  Avoid non-essential travel to Sint Maarten while Hurricane Irma recovery efforts are underway. On September 9, 2017, Hurricane Irma struck Sint Maarten as a Category 5 hurricane, causing catastrophic damage to the island’s infrastructure.  While the Government of Sint Maarten is working to restore order and security, hotel capacity is ...
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Notice for U.S. citizens: Aftermath of Hurricane Irma – Sitrep 9

Planned Flights for Wednesday, September 13: Bring your passport and travel documents to the airport if you have them. U.S. citizens may still proceed to the airport for processing if you no longer have your documents. Dutch St. Maarten:   Several flights are planned to fly out of St. Maarten on Wednesday morning, September 13, by ...
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Notice for U.S. Citizens: Aftermath of Hurricane Irma – Sitrep 8

We encourage U.S. citizens who have successfully evacuated the hurricane affected areas to update their friends and family via social media. Friends and family of U.S. citizens in hurricane affected areas should continue to monitor the social media accounts of their loved ones. You can inform the Department of State about U.S. citizens affected by ...
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Notice for U.S. citizens: Aftermath of Hurricane Irma – Sitrep 6

The Department of State is working with the Department of Defense to continue evacuation flights on September 11. U.S. citizens desiring to leave should proceed to the airport to arrive by noon on Monday carrying their U.S. passport or other proof of U.S. citizenship and identity. Passengers may be allowed carry on one small bag. ...
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Notice for U.S. Citizens: The aftermath of Hurricane Irma – Sitrep 5

“The U.S. Consulate in Curacao wishes to remind U.S. citizens to continue to shelter in place if in overseas area impacted by Hurricane Irma & Hurricane Jose unless you have confirmed evacuation plans. If you have not already done so, please provide your location information to the U.S. Department of State by visiting  tfa.state.gov  or calling ...
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Notice for U.S. Citizens: The Aftermath of Hurricane Irma – Sitrep 4

The safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas is our top priority.  Over the last 24 hours, Department of State has worked in close coordination with the Department of Defense to  assist over 500 American citizens with air evacuations from St. Martin, beginning with those needing urgent medical care. These operations will expand as weather ...
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Notice for U.S. Citizens: The Aftermath of Hurricane Irma – Sitrep 3

We are considering every option to assist U.S. citizens in St. Martin, in close coordination with Dutch and French partners. Hurricane Jose is predicted to pass near St. Martin on Saturday, which has severely limited the window for safe departures. The airport remains closed to commercial traffic. U.S. citizens in St. Martin should not go ...
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Notice for U.S. Citizens: The Aftermath of Hurricane Irma – Sitrep 2

Please visit  https://travel.state.gov/…/travel/en/news/HurricaneIrma.html  for the latest updates on the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. If you receive an error registering at  https://tfa.state.gov/ , please send an email to IrmaEmergencyUSC@state.gov. To alert us to U.S. citizens affected by Hurricanes Irma and Jose, including yourself, visit  travel.state.gov  and click Task Force Alert. For further inquiries about U.S. citizens, you can email ...
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St. Maarten, Saba, and St. Eustatius Hurricane Update – Sitrep 1

The Consulate is closely monitoring the situation in Sint Maarten, St. Eustatius, and Saba. Hurricane Irma struck yesterday morning as a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 185 mph (295 km/h) with higher gusts. Initial reports indicate widespread damage, flooding, and power outages in Sint Maarten. Princess Juliana International Airport is closed and ...
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Zika Virus Update

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its Zika travel guidance on March 10, 2017, recommending that pregnant women not travel to any area where there is a risk of Zika virus infection.  For a world map of the Zika affected areas, please visit CDC’s interactive map . For more information about travel guidance for pregnant women , visit ...
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Zika Virus

Zika virus has been reported in the Dutch Caribbean.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued travel notices for Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, and Sint Maarten regarding the Zika Virus. There is evidence that Zika is linked to birth defects in the fetuses of infected pregnant women and Guillain-Barré syndrome in infected ...
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General Strike Planned for Curacao Thursday, September 15, 2016

During a press conference on Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016, the leaders of the majority of labor unions in Curacao declared that there will be a general strike on Thursday morning, Sep 15th, in support of the contract workers of the oil refinery. The U.S. Consulate informs U.S. citizens that, given the number of participating unions, ...
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