Travel Alerts Europe
"How to Travel Safe"
Warnings are issued to describe long-term,
prolonged conditions that make a country dangerous or unstable.
Warning is also issued when the U.S. Government's ability to assist American citizens is difficult due to the
closure of an embassy, consulate or because of a drawdown of its staff.
Travel Alerts address short-term dangers with country specific
Most of the travel warnings are centered on the hot spots in the Mid East, Africa, South America, Eastern and
Important warning link:
Dept of State: StateDepartmentWarnings
You can also call the department’s Overeseas Citizens Services at (888) 407-4747.
If you are in a country for more than one week, register with the nearest American Embassy or consulate (or online
at TravelRegisteration) In the event of a crisis, officials can contact
Travellers face three categories of potential danger: terrorism threats, threats to your body, and threats to your
It is a matter of risk management. Although terrorism
gets the most publicity, it has a lower probability than dying in a car crash or being
Avoid large chain hotels near U.S. Embassies or consulates. Visit major attractions in less-busy hours or opt for
Avoid restaurants and clubs that Americans frequent.
Don’t advertise your nationality! (Don’t wear your
UCLA shirt or hoodie) Don’t travel with you’d be
sorry to lose!
Use travel security pouches or money belts and leave wallets and expensive jewelry at home.
"You can be a careful….rather than a