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International Business: Places to Avoid From Now Until 2015

limo service chicago, chicago limo serviceDo you travel a lot for business internationally? If so, you're undoubtedly aware that there have been both health issues and labor issues abroad that have complicated international travel. There are some areas that you simply should not travel to and other areas where you need to be cautious.

Countries You Should Be Cautious In

Doing business in Mexico? Make sure that you stay in the major cities and arrange all of your transportation in advance. Colombia, Honduras, El Salvador, Venezuela, Haiti, Algeria, Niger, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Burundi and Mozambique are all countries that you should be somewhat wary of entering -- but travel to them should be safe as long as you stay in designated areas. You can consult with your embassy in the country to find out the best places to stay and the areas that absolutely must be avoided.

Countries You Should Be Careful About Traveling To

There are countries that you should avoid traveling in unless absolutely essential. Russia is one of them -- though mostly the areas around Ukraine -- as is Mali, Israel, Gaza, the Philippines and Kenya. Of course, many of these countries have been dangerous in the past, but Russia, Israel and the Philippines are temporarily in an elevated state of warning due to current issues.

Countries You Should Not Travel To -- Under Any Circumstance

Yemen, Syria and Libya top the list of countries that you should not only avoid traveling into, but you should get out of if you are in. Additionally, Somalia, South Sudan and the Ukraine are presently considered high risk countries that should not be visited. Of course, many of the countries in Africa are now under an Ebola alert as well, which you may want to check on before you leave to this region.

This is by no means an exhaustive list. You can contact the United States government's travel division for more information about current health warnings. The CDC maintains a list of dangerous locations and the U.S. state department offers security warnings.

Posted on Oct 03 2014

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