US Department of State issues travel alert for US citizens
The US Department of the State has issued a worldwide travel alert for US citizens that are either traveling or visiting outside of the US. The travel alert will expire on August 1, 2011. The warning was in response to the recent death of Osama Bin Laden which could further cause anti-American violence.
The agency recommends that US citizens in anti-American areas should limit traveling outside of their hotel rooms or homes. They should also avoid any mass gatherings or demonstrations.
If you have family members or loved ones living abroad, you should keep in touch with them often. Those living outside the US should keep up-to-date with the local news and keep in contact with the closest US Embassy or Consulate. US citizens can enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) that will also alert them of travel and security issues in their area. You can either register online or you can register at the nearby US Embassy or Consulate.
US Embassy operations could temporarily close to the public because of security situations that could occur. Any US government facility worldwide has been put in a heightened state of alert. The US government agencies could close their doors to public services temporarily or from time-to-time.
For more information about this travel alert visit http://www.travel.state.gov.
Source: Best Syndication News