Countries and Other Areas
Information about countries (including dependencies and areas of special sovereignty) is available through the links at left. The list is sorted alphabetically by short-form names. For long-form names, please refer to the Background Notes or see the list of Independent States of the World.
Visit Consular Affairs to keep up with Travel Warnings, travel-related Public Announcements, and other items of interest to travelers. Read DHS press release regarding the end of Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) temporary accommodation.