State Dept. Issues New Travel Warning for Europe

By Paul Riegler on 1 May 2017
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Munich, Germany

Munich, Germany

The U.S. State Department issued a travel warning to Americans traveling to and in Europe following recent incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

“Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities as viable targets,” the agency said in a statement.  It also warned that “hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, high-profile events, educational institutions, airports, and other soft targets remain priority locations for possible attacks.”

As a result, Americans should “exercise additional vigilance” when traveling in these areas, especially during the busy summer travel season.

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 traveling 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 advises travelers on its website.

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