U.S. citizens who plan to travel abroad, the state Department recommends that you familiarize yourself with the new list of countries with the indicator of «K», which henceforth will be assigned to those areas with a high risk of kidnapping and/or hostage-taking. A new category was added to better inform Americans about the risks during their travel. Not the last role in creating the new indicator has played the recent kidnapping of californica Kimberly sue Endicott in a National Park in Uganda.
Also the US State Department has published for American touriststraveling in Uganda, and recommendations to ensure my own safety and posted a list of other countries in which extremely high risk of kidnapping. All of these countries, 35.
At the same time with a long time is unsafe for Americans, Mexico and African countries the list includes Ukraine and Russia, though not fully, but only those areas in which recently there have been hostilities (the war between Russia and Ukraine in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions) and sharp internal ethnic conflicts (Kabardino-Balkaria and Chechnya).
A full list of countries with indicator «K» as follows:
- Algeria (areas near the Eastern and southern borders, and areas in the Sahara desert)
- Angola (urban areas)
- Bangladesh (South-East, including the Chittagong hill tracts)
- Burkina Faso
- Cameroon (North, Crainiceanu, North-Western and South-Western regions and some areas of East and Adamawa)
- Democratic Republic of Congo (North Kivu and Ituri)
- Malaysia (Eastern Sabah)
- Pakistan (Balochistan province and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including former federally administered tribal areas (FATA).
- Papua New Guinea
- Russian Federation (North Caucasus, including Chechnya and mount Elbrus)
- South Sudan
- Turkey (areas close to the borders of Syria and Iraq)
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Ukraine (Eastern part, controlled by Russia, Donetsk and Luhansk region)
- Central African Republic
- Ethiopia (regional state of Somalia).