The U.S. State Department Issues A Worldwide “Travel Alert” for ALL Americans. – Canadians, Brits, and Aussies Welcome To Remain Alert Too!

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This is something new.

I have never heard of a worldwide travel alert before. Is this new?

U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using transportation.  Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid large crowds or crowed places.  Exercise particular caution during the holiday season and at holiday festivals or events.  U.S. citizens should monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.  Persons with specific safety concerns should contact local law enforcement authorities who are responsible for the safety and security of all visitors to their host country.  U.S. citizens should:

  • 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 screening and unexpected disruptions.
  • Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • Register in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

A full list of all the worst places in the world that you probably would not want to go to anyways. The Brits have their own list HERE, Canada’s List is HERE, The Aussie list is HERE

  • Exile1981

    Is detroit on the list?

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      It’s implied.

      • Exile1981

        I read this advisory as a warning against islam.

  • Frances

    Doesn’t that imply that ALL public places or transportation (as in busses and trains) are at risk throughout the whole USA?

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      As in, are you stupid enough to venture off the interstate highway?

      • Frances

        But what about shopping malls? They’re public places, and really attractive targets.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Check out, Frances.

          • Frances

            Agreed, but what about the live ones?

      • andycanuck

        Do you banjos? Almost like they’re duelling banjos??

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Just Steve Martin before he did the paying the mortgage movies.

  • Brett_McS

    Be Alert! Your country needs lerts.

  • David Murrell

    This “aterf” is John Kerry trying to be as mindlessly stupid, and as politically correct, as possibe. No one in thirtieth mind woud think that travelling to, say Idaho, would be as dangerous as traveling to Turkey ot Lebanon. The simply is John Kerry trying to hurt non-Islamic travel destinations.

  • Hard Little Machine

    It’s not as if this administration has ever given a damn for Americans murdered in other countries.