Travel Alert

US Personnel,

Today the U.S. Department of State released a Travel Alert for Germany.
This is not to be considered a travel restriction but scrutiny should be
applied for those who have planned travel in Germany. Please ensure the
Department of State travel alert is disseminated to the lowest level.

Travel Alert

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Bureau of Consular Affairs

This information is current as of today, Thu Sep 24 08:01:26 2009.

Germany
September 23, 2009
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens that Al Qaeda has threatened it
will conduct terrorist attacks in Germany immediately prior to and following
the federal elections on September 27. This Travel Alert expires on
November 11, 2009
.

Al Qaeda recently released a video specifically warning Germany of attacks.
German authorities are taking the threat seriously and have taken measures
to enhance the level of security throughout the country.

The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to maintain good security
practices at all times, and to maintain a heightened situational awareness
and a low profile. Americans are advised to monitor news reports and
consider the level of security present when visiting public places or
choosing hotels, restaurants, and entertainment and recreation venues.

We encourage U.S. citizens to read the Department of State’s current
Worldwide Caution
< http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_1161.html>. It provides
additional information on potential threats to U.S. citizens overseas, along
with advice on how to reduce your vulnerability to such threats. Additional
general information on residing and traveling abroad, including the latest
Country Specific Information
<
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1123.html> for Germany,
may be found on the Bureau of Consular Affairs website
<
http://travel.state.gov/index.html>.

Contact information for the U.S. Embassy in Berlin and U.S. Consulates in
Frankfurt, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Munich, and Leipzig may be found on the U.S.
Diplomatic Mission to Germany’s website
<
http://germany.usembassy.gov/acs/index.html>. All U.S. citizens traveling
to or living in Germany are urged to register with the U.S. Embassy through
the State Department’s travel registration website
<
https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/ui/>.

Travelers may also obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by
calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States or outside the United
States and Canada on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.

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