Several thousand people travel to different countries each year. Whether its for vacation, to visit distant relatives, or for work, international travel is almost common place — and thanks to air travel, its easier than ever. Although some countries can be enchanting and tempting to visit, they may not be safe for foreign travelers due to things like extortion or terrorism. Here’s a list of five countries you can travel to, but should probably reconsider — especially if you don’t have family there.

Russia

Mother Russia; the massive country that spans across Europe and Asia. The largest city is Moscow, which is home to some great sites, such as St. Basil’s Cathedral and Red Square. From there you can head northwest and visit The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, near the Baltic Sea. More adventurous travelers might want to climb Mt. Elbrus or go diving in the world’s deepest lake in Siberia. Russia is a country rich in history, that is also big enough to offer something for almost everyone.

Why you shouldn’t go —