The description suggests that it would:

No Trade Routes can be established between the chosen Civilization and any other Civilization. Any such Trade Routes are ended and must be reassigned.

However, trade routes between team mates behave like internal trade routes in all other cases.

Would they be exempt from the embargo or not?

  • It may depend on the trade route type. I mean are the route using road/rail or those camel/boat things?
    – Jouramie
    Jan 30, 2017 at 15:51
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    @Jouramie Trade routes are using Caravan/Cargo Ship units. You're thinking of capital connections, which are completely different and never affected by embargo.
    – OrangeDog
    Jan 30, 2017 at 15:53
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    Also is this assuming BNW expansion since that is what added trade routes.
    – n_plum
    Feb 3, 2017 at 18:37

2 Answers 2


I just got myself into the exact situation I describe. My team mate has been embargoed: all (food and production) trade routes between us have been cancelled and cannot be re-established.

So the answer is actually Yes.

  • "The answer is actually yes" implies I said this was false, when in fact I did not.
    – n_plum
    Jun 22, 2017 at 21:27
  • You didn't say it was true either.
    – OrangeDog
    Jun 23, 2017 at 0:23

Embargo impacts all external/international trade routes. If you have ever been embargoed you can see that you are still capable of sending trade routes to your own cities for food/production/religion spread(pressure), but nowhere else.

Worth noting that embargo does not actually impact your ability to trade goods such as gpt/luxury or strategic resources.

  • Yes, but I've never been embargoed during a team game. Have you?
    – OrangeDog
    Feb 3, 2017 at 15:02
  • Yes - although it is usually rare since your team tends to vote to avoid that from happening. But there are some instances where you are say against Greece with a ton of votes and they overpower the vote.
    – n_plum
    Feb 3, 2017 at 16:10

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