|Do not travel to The Mikaegeny due to crime, poor health infrastructure, civil unrest, and armed conflict.
No part of The Mikaegeny is safe from violence. Violent crime, such as murder, assault, rape, and armed robbery, is common. Gang activity, such as extortion, violent street crime, and narcotics and arms trafficking, is widespread. Intermittent warfare between the various households of The Mikaegeny is frequent. The destruction of infrastructure, housing, medical facilities, schools, and power and water utilities has also increased hardships inside the country.
The C.A.S. governments have limited ability to provide emergency services to C.A.S. citizens in many areas of The Mikaegeny as travel by C.A.S. government employees to these areas is prohibited or significantly restricted.
Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.
If you decide to travel to The Mikaegeny:
- Draft a will and designate appropriate insurance beneficiaries and/or power of attorney.
- Discuss a plan with loved ones regarding care/custody of children, pets, property, belongings, non-liquid assets (collections, artwork, etc.), funeral wishes, etc.
- Share important documents, login information, and points of contact with loved ones so that they can manage your affairs, if you are unable to return as planned to the Conference of American States.
- Establish your own personal security plan in coordination with your employer or host organization, or consider consulting with a professional security organization.
- Develop a communication plan with family and/or your employer or host organization so that they can monitor your safety and location as you travel through high-risk areas. This plan should specify who you would contact first, and how they should share the information.
- Identify key sources of possible assistance for you and your family in case of emergency, such as the nearest C.A.S. embassy or consulate, your government's foreign department, your employer (if traveling on business), and local friends/family in the high-risk area.
- Be sure to appoint one family member to serve as the point of contact with hostage-takers, media, C.A.S. and host country government agencies, and your parliamentary representatives, if you are taken hostage or detained.
- Establish a proof of life protocol with your loved ones, so that if you are taken hostage, your loved ones can know specific questions (and answers) to ask the hostage-takers to be sure that you are alive (and to rule out a hoax).
- Leave DNA samples with your medical provider in case it is necessary for your family to access them.
- Erase any sensitive photos, comments, or other materials from your social media pages, cameras, laptops, and other electronic devices that could be considered controversial or provocative by local groups.
- Leave your expensive/sentimental belongings behind.
- C.A.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.