Travel Safety

Greece changes asylum rules to fight camp overcrowding

May 15, 2018

Greece's parliament approved legislation Tuesday that is designed to speed up the asylum process for migrants, ease the overcrowding at Greek island refugee camps and to deport more people back to Turkey

The Latest: Greek lawmakers try to stem migrant overcrowding

May 15, 2018

Lawmakers in Greece are preparing to vote on draft legislation to speed up the asylum process for migrants and refugees and amend restrictions on the Greek islands in an effort to ease overcrowding at camps there and deport more people back to Turkey

Columbia offers scholarships to Syrians, despite visa ban

Apr 15, 2018

Columbia University is moving ahead with a scholarship program for displaced Syrian students, despite visa ban

African nation of Chad is being taken off US travel ban list

Apr 10, 2018

The White House says citizens of Chad will be able to receive visas for travel to the United States after the African nation was placed on the administration's travel ban list

Tillerson visits Chad and gets an earful about US travel ban

Mar 12, 2018

Tillerson is visiting Chad to seek to strengthen a key counterterrorism partnership with a country that still can't figure out why the U.S. seems adamant about keeping its citizens out

Tillerson says Chad could be removed from visa restrictions

Mar 12, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he is hopeful that Chad will be able to be removed from the Trump administration's travel restriction list

US narrows travel alert for Mexico's Playa del Carmen

Mar 10, 2018

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico has narrowed its travel warning for the Caribbean city of Playa del Carmen amid what it calls an unspecified "ongoing security threat" just as the spring holiday season is kicking into high gear

US bars govt workers from Mexican resort of Playa del Carmen

Mar 8, 2018

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico has issued a new travel alert for the Caribbean resort city of Playa del Carmen, where an explosion on a tourist ferry injured 26 people last month

Trump hopes top court will rein in judges who block policies

Mar 2, 2018

The Trump administration wants to limit the ability of individual judges to put the brakes on the president's executive actions, a new front in Trump's sometimes tense relationship with the federal judiciary

Australia boosts Indian Ocean travel safety after MH370

Feb 21, 2018

Australian authorities say they have helped make the Indian Ocean safer for air and sea travelers since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished in the vast expanse four years ago through search and rescue training with island nations

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