State Dept. Issues Travel Warning for Europe
The U.S. State Department issued a travel warning to Americans traveling to and in Europe following Monday’s terror attacks in Brussels.
“Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation,” the agency said in the alert, which expires on June 20, 2016.
“U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using mass transportation.”
The agency recommends Americans take particular caution “during religious holidays and at large festivals or events.”
Frequent Business Traveler strongly recommends that travelers register their trips using the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, or STEP.
“We encourage all U.S. citizens travelling or residing overseas to notify the closest U.S. Embassy or Consulate of their contact information so that, in an emergency, we can contact them to provide important safety and security information, or support during a crisis,” the State Department tells travelers on its website.
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