This is the time of year when folks, especially here in Maine, love traveling. However, you definitely shouldn’t plan trips to any of these places this summer.

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Maine is called ‘Vacationland’ for a reason. We welcome a wave of summer tourists who come, spend their money, and leave, just the way we like it. If you're thinking of doing the same—traveling, spending, and leaving—you might want to reconsider.

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Some places simply aren't worth the trip.

We recognize that it’s not necessarily easy being up here in Maine. We love it, no doubt about it; it’s amazing and truly 'the way life should be.' However, for half of the year, you can’t go outside without special boots, coats, mittens, hats, scarves, and long johns. So naturally, for the other half, we want to take full advantage and enjoy every moment.

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The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs prioritizes the safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas above all else. To support this mission, they provide vital information to help travelers assess the risks associated with international travel and offer guidance on the steps needed to ensure safety while abroad.

Travel Advisories are a key component of the Bureau's efforts to protect U.S. citizens abroad.

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These advisories provide crucial safety and security information, enabling travelers to make informed decisions about their trips. Each country in the world has a Travel Advisory based on safety and security conditions that may impact U.S. citizens.

In our neck of the woods, many people like to travel during the summer because the weather is nicer and warmer. However, many also travel in the winter to escape Maine’s cold, harsh winters. No matter when you choose to travel, be mindful of the current travel advisories.

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There are certain parts of the world that you should avoid visiting.

Mainers Advised to NOT Travel to These 9 Places

The United States Department of State regularly issues travel advisories for Americans to help keep them safe during their vacations. There are four levels of advisories: exercise normal precautions, exercise increased caution, reconsider travel and do not travel. These are nine of the 19 destinations under a Level 4: DO NOT TRAVEL advisory.

Travel Warnings for US Citizens in 2024

"Always carry a copy of your U.S. passport and visa (if applicable). Keep original documents in a secure location." - Travel.State.gov

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