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"Do Not Travel" Countries for U.S. Citizens

Can you name all the countries the U.S. State Department gives a Level 4 "Do Not Travel" travel advisory?
As of May 22, 2023
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Countries
Afghanistan
Belarus
Burkina Faso
Central African Republic
Haiti
Iran
Iraq
Countries
Libya
Mali
Myanmar
North Korea
Russia
Somalia
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South Sudan
Sudan
Syria
Ukraine
Venezuela
Yemen
107 Recent Comments
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Level 52
Jun 14, 2021
the source you use (https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/) added like 100 more countries

uzbekistan samoa sudan russia north korea nicaragua malaysia libya ireland iran fiji burkina faso belarus afghanistan ethiopia haiti sri lanka colombia trinidad nepal egypt png sao tome tajikistan turkmenistan syria somalia saudi arabia mali maldives kuwait iraq georgia drc czechia croatia chile belgium yemen vanuatu uruguay tuvalu tonga tanzania sweden suriname south sudan solomon islands slovenia seychelles roc paraguay pakistan netherlands nauru namibia mongolia madagascar lithuania lesotho latvia kiribati jamaica guinea guinea bissau estonia eritrea dominican republic cuba costa rica comoros car ivory coast myanmar brazil bolivia bangladesh bahrain argentina and algeria are all class 4 now (probably cause covid)

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Level 52
Jun 14, 2021
also only 10 are level one, 6 of which are in africa
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Level ∞
Jun 18, 2021
Lol, the State Department is officially pathetic. They are still rating Sweden as a Level 4. There are virtually no Covid cases or deaths in Sweden, nor is Sweden imposing any large scale restrictions that would affect tourists. This is just an example. There are dozens of other countries marked as Level 4 for absolutely no reason. This is cowardice, plain and simple. We'll update the quiz if the State Department ever gets their heads out of their butts.
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Level ∞
Oct 27, 2021
This has now reached peak idiocy. Senegal is currently in level 1 (safest) while Singapore is in level 4 (least safe). The State Department has gone full clown.
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Level 82
Nov 3, 2021
You are much more likely to die from COVID than you are from... mongoose attacks or whatever you're worried about in Senegal. Also much more likely to die from this than violent crime. There are about 400-500k homicides worldwide every year. Last year there were 5 million worldwide COVID deaths. But based on several things QM has posted I get the sense that wherever he turns for news has some interest in downplaying the latter.
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Level 71
Nov 3, 2021
I think Quizmaster is referring, in large parts, to vaccination rates. Senegal has vaccinated 8% of its population whereas Singapore has vaccinated 82% of its population. While I agree that COVID remains a pretty big threat and that unvaccinated people should not under any circumstance be traveling abroad, I definitely think that traveling in a mostly vaccinated place like Singapore at this point is safer than traveling in a mostly unvaccinated place like Senegal (especially since the former has some of the world's best healthcare and the latter I'm guessing has pretty poor healthcare).
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Level 43
Mar 17, 2023
Giving likes because ur comment was made on my Birthday (November 3rd)
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Level 39
Apr 28, 2024
My birthday is November 4th lol
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Level 76
Jul 11, 2022
Yes, they actually put New Zealand on 'do not travel' because of Covid, at a time when New Zealand was Covid-free and there was a massive outbreak in the USA.
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Level 34
Jul 14, 2022
South Korea was actually moving between Level 1 and 2 for the last few months
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Level 68
Jul 18, 2021
I don't know if Iran should be on this list (I know you can't choose what the US does, I'm just saying). If you ever have been to Isfahan you'll know what I mean.
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Level 67
Aug 12, 2021
Ran out of time so didn't get CAF and Venezuela
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Level 51
Nov 3, 2021
As of today there are far more countries on this list. I lost count at 30. :(
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Level 48
Nov 15, 2021
Yeah, those are temporary due to COVID-19 though, so if I were to guess this quiz won't be updated until that's over
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Level 54
Nov 5, 2021
I would've never got CAR or Mali
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Level 67
Dec 1, 2021
What about Lebanon?
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Level 93
Jul 11, 2022
Lebanon is one of the safest nations in the Middle East quite frankly. It's roughly on par with Tunisia or Morocco.
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Level 52
Feb 23, 2024
I am from Lebanon and we are acually very nice and open and we have a culture and history that is well worth seeing. I thik it‘s a shame that people look at us negatively because of our work against the occupation regime „Israel“
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Level 65
May 9, 2022
Wow. Really was expecting Eritrea and DRC on this list. Mali just doesn't make any sense, though.
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Level 83
Jun 26, 2022
Probably due to the extent of the country where problems occur
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Level ∞
Jun 26, 2022
The State Department has finally stopped clowning itself so we updated the quiz. Before, they had countries like Sweden on the list because of Covid, even though Sweden's covid risk was much lower than the United States.
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Level 82
Jun 27, 2022
Americans, like most people, see dangerous things from other countries as inherently more dangerous than dangerous things from their own country. Even when this is objectively false.
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Level 89
Jun 26, 2022
Why Tonga and PNG?
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Level 83
Jun 26, 2022
Tonga had a devastating volcano eruption and the country infrastructure is not quite functioning. It's probably closed for tourism anyway, but it's not so much being dangerous but you may not be able to get help if you need it. (Kind of similar with Iran, of course it's generally safe to travel, but if something goes wrong there's little US govt can do for you, plus arbitrary detentions when it's politically convenient)
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Level 83
Jun 26, 2022
Falling coconuts
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Level 74
Jun 26, 2022
Can you bump up the time by like at least a solid 15 seconds? That'd be sick
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Level 70
Jun 27, 2022
Why Tonga?
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Level 70
Jun 27, 2022
Just seen Djilas' comment.
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Level 74
Jan 4, 2024
You mean abeels'
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Level 58
Jun 27, 2022
The way the US is going, I think they'll have to add their own schools to their list!
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Level 83
Jun 27, 2022
Why so little time? (Please consider that if someone at my level requests more time, it's probably valid.)
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Level 55
Jun 27, 2022
Add way more time, 105 seconds is not enough for most typists to think of 21 countries.
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Level 68
Jun 27, 2022
+1 need another minute here at least
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Level ∞
Jun 27, 2022
Changed the time to the normal 4 minutes.
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Level 89
Jun 27, 2022
The French version of this quiz is quite similar.
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Level 74
Jan 4, 2024
For a moment I thought you meant the version of this quiz in French, and I thought, "Of course it's similar, it's just in French"
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Level 84
Jun 30, 2022
Shocked Australia's not on this list.

Two words: drop bears.

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Level 83
Jul 4, 2022
I think you're missing a few hundred animals here.
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Level 71
Jul 11, 2022
I was in Central African Republic a couple months ago to see the gorillas and nothing bad happened to me. The Russian mercenaries have inflicted major casualties on the rebel groups there. I was told by the lodge manager that they're the reason the civil war ended in that country.
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Level 93
Aug 31, 2023
If you don't mind my asking, how were you able to go there? I'd love to travel more but CAR has been one of those countries that seems impossible to get to (properly).
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Level 54
Jul 11, 2022
I thought Pakistan is also on this list but i was wrong
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Level 82
Jul 11, 2022
It was changed in 2021 from Level 4 to Level 3.
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Level 71
Jul 11, 2022
Their military did a good job in eradicating a lot of the extremists in the northern tribal areas.
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Level 71
Jul 11, 2022
Huh, I was expecting Sri Lanka.
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Level 43
Mar 17, 2023
Why Sri Lanka?
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Level 93
Aug 31, 2023
I know there was a terrorist attack at a church a few years back that killed hundreds of people but that's the only thing I can think of.
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Level 71
Jul 11, 2022
Why Tonga and Belarus?

Also I know Myanmar was killing the Rohingyas but why would Americans not of South Asian descent be in enough danger for the US to tell them not to go there?

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Level 45
Jul 11, 2022
Tonga had a volcano eruption earlier this year, so its probably more a of "plz don't go, they're recovering and there aren't a ton a services if some thing goes wrong". Belarus because of their involvement in the Russia-Ukraine war and what happened with than Ryanair flight.
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Level 72
Apr 14, 2023
Myanmar is currently in a civil war.
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Level 65
Jul 11, 2022
Why Papua New Guinea?
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Level 67
Jul 11, 2022
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/papua-new-guinea-travel-advisory.html
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Level 71
Jul 11, 2022
PNG has a long history of tribal violence that even preceded European contact.
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Level 67
Jul 11, 2022
Papua New Guinea is now level 3.
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Level 58
Jul 11, 2022
Curious if we will see Sri Lanka added to the list soon given the recent civil/political unrest
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Level 30
Jul 11, 2022
Can you please nominate my quiz? Thank you
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Level 52
Jul 11, 2022
It's sad to see how this list has grown.
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Level 58
Jul 13, 2022
Soon, my home country of Sweden will be here. Can't wait!
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Level 66
Mar 9, 2023
I'm so sorry for you. I hope the Swedes take their country back.
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Level 65
Jul 13, 2022
Can anyone provide an explanation about Papua New Guinea?
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Level 43
Jul 13, 2022
There is currently a secession vote in one area, but as far as I know it is peaceful
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Level 66
Mar 9, 2023
search "robbed papua new guinea" on youtube

...US Department of State currently recommends US citizens Reconsider Travel to Papua New Guinea due to crime and civil unrest. Exercise increased caution due to unexploded ordinance, ongoing elections, and volcanic activity. Some areas have increased risk

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Level 46
Jul 13, 2022
Papua New Guinea is level 3 this quiz is WRONG and whoever made it is a FRAUD
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Level 74
Oct 25, 2022
It's just a quiz. No need to get upset about it.
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Level 43
Mar 17, 2023
Now its a level four -_-
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Level 23
Jul 20, 2022
with the endless shooting and wanton harassment of tourist, US should be in their own list.
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Level 61
Jul 27, 2022
Really enjoyed this, I used to go onto the Foreign Office website at my old job when I was bored to see which countries had areas (or were fully) red, so that travel was not advised.

I'd be interested to see what differences there were with a UK list, slightly fewer countries I imagine.

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Level 39
Aug 27, 2022
What the heck is wrong with Myanmar?
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Level 62
Sep 14, 2022
Genocide
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Level 71
Dec 10, 2022
And violent dictatorship. Not a pleasant combination to have.
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Level 66
Mar 9, 2023
from the CIA:

This challenge led Commander-in-Chief Sr. General MIN AUNG HLAING (MAH) to launch a coup in February 2021 that has left Burma reeling with the return to authoritarian rule, the detention of ASSK and thousands of pro-democracy actors, and renewed brutal repression against protestors, widespread violence, and economic decline.

..In May 2021, the NUG announced the formation of an an armed wing called the People's Defense Force, and in September announced the start of an insurgency against the military junta that has continued into 2022.

... The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens DO NOT TRAVEL to Burma due to civil unrest and armed conflict. Reconsider travel to Burma due to limited and/or inadequate healthcare resources. Exercise increased caution due to wrongful detentions and areas with land mines and unexploded ordnance.

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Level 74
Feb 2, 2024
Civil war
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Level 25
Sep 14, 2022
what did tonga do to get on the list?
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Level 62
Sep 14, 2022
Volcano eruption destroyed infrastructure. Place is f'ed right now.
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Level 72
Nov 27, 2022
Papua New Guinea isn’t on level 4. They changed it to level 3.
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Level 72
Nov 27, 2022
Also, Tonga is not level 4 anymore. Its level 1 now.
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Level 66
Dec 6, 2022
Outdated.
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Level 55
Dec 6, 2022
Whats with Tonga being here? So random
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Level 83
Dec 23, 2022
Read the instructions - it's because of the volcano.
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Level 72
Dec 24, 2022
it was already removed in November 2022
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Level 43
Mar 17, 2023
Hopefully USA doesn't ban any more countries
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Level 59
Apr 19, 2023
Would you like to go to North Korea?
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Level 43
Apr 25, 2023
No, what I meant was, I hope countries don't get banned for stupid reasons, remember in 2021 when Sweden was on here for "Covid stuff". If a country like DPRK for example, is actually unsafe, then that's understandable, so are countries that are ravaged by war. But if its for a reason like "Covid stuff" when Covid cases are low, then that's a bad reason to ban a country!
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Level ∞
Apr 25, 2023
Yeah, the list is bad. Puerto Vallarta is in a Level 3 "Reconsider Travel" area. It's a little silly. There are loads of tourists. It's perfectly safe. Much safer than Chicago or New Orleans.

Covid just made it even stupider.

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Level 43
May 22, 2023
OMG QUIZMASTER REPLIED!!! Yeah Ur right, the USA government is saying "Oh Kiribati is unsafe due to COVID-19!!!" Yet places like New Orleans or Skid Row have tons of violence and crime, yet are considered "Safer"...
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Level 43
May 26, 2023
-_-
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Level 65
Mar 20, 2023
tonga is weird to see
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Level 59
Apr 19, 2023
VOLCANO.
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Level 43
May 22, 2023
Why is Burkina Faso on here?
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Level 81
May 22, 2023
As per the travel advisory itself "Do not travel to Burkina Faso due to terrorism, crime, and kidnapping."
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Level 70
May 22, 2023
Military coups and militant jihadists have destabilized the already poor country. Reports of violence, kidnappings and mass killings are becoming the norm. The US government would very likely be unable to assist any citizens who find themselves in peril, including NGO and aid workers. It's a tragic situation.
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Level ∞
May 22, 2023
Yeah, but like, other than that?
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Level 72
May 23, 2023
That is funny, on the website you habe to "exercice increased caution" in Denmark, the Netherlands, Austria, Italy, Spain, Germany or France, the same level as Eritrea, Congo, Peru or Israel. I didn't realize that I was living in such a dangerous continent :D
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Level 55
May 24, 2023
Not a country, but Guadeloupe is also listed as do not travel on the map. Interesting.
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Level 55
May 24, 2023
that says, the link takes you to a level 1. weird.
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Level 43
May 26, 2023
Same with Grenada, the island is red on the map meaning level 4, but when I go to the advisory, it says level 1
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Level 62
Oct 19, 2023
I just went to Grenada. Must be a map problem?
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Level 51
May 29, 2023
really surprised to not see china on the list, especially because russia is only on this list for political reasons (i think)
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Level 93
Aug 31, 2023
Russia is WAY more prone to kidnapping American citizens to use as political leverage than China is. I'm guessing that's a big part of why North Korea is on this list actually.
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Level 28
Jun 1, 2023
why did i get South Sudan but not sudan, i may not answer
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Level 50
Jun 26, 2023
Only missed Haiti...how?!
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Level 66
Aug 5, 2023
UPDATE: Aug 2, 2023 / The United States Department of State has raised the travel advisory for the Republic of the Niger to Level 4 due to the rising tensions in the country.
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Level 66
Aug 29, 2023
How is DR Congo not here?
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Level 93
Aug 31, 2023
I'm pretty sure Niger is on the list now too, and I wouldn't be surprised if Gabon joins soon as well, due to their coup this week.
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Level 43
Sep 28, 2023
Niger is now on the list, this quiz should be updated
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Level 66
Oct 2, 2023
In addition to the countries having a coup currently in Africa, I think Armenia and Azerbaijan will be added due to Nogorno-Karabakh and ethnic cleansing there. Though the conflict is getting minimal attention in the USA.
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Level 40
Mar 14, 2024
I've been in Iraq, Burkina Faso, Mali, Russia and Ukraine. I don't consider them to be really risky, just if you avoid to go to the war front. In fact walking around their cities is safer than doing the same in US.
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Level 44
Apr 30, 2024
I got every single one except Ukraine lol