The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorists threats. Current information suggests that ISIL, al-Qu’ida, Boko Haram and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions. these attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both official and private interests.
U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid large crowds or crowded places. Exercise particular caution during the holiday season and at holiday festivals or events.
- Follow the instructions of local authorities. Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.
- Be prepared for additional security screenings and unexpected disruptions.
- Stay in touch with family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
- Register in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).