In response to the terrorist attacks in Brussels, law enforcement throughout major European and North American cities have increased security. The United States has just taken a major precaution.
The U.S. State Department has issued a travel warning for all of Europe. This is a rare occurrence, as European countries rarely end up on the travel alert list. The alert expires on June 20. The travel alert warned that, “terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.” It further warned of potential risks in the wake of the deadly terrorist attacks in Brussels.
“U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using mass transportation, be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid crowded places. Exercise particular caution during religious holidays and at large festivals or events,” the alert stated.
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The alert implores United States citizens to practice caution while travelling, remain attentive when in crowded places and in public and to remain extra aware during festivals, holidays, and other large events that attract large amounts of people.
A travel alert was also issued in November following the terrorist attacks in Paris.
All Americans are urged to take extra care while travelling worldwide.
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