There is a heightened concern regarding the Germany leading up to national elections and in response, the German government has taken measures to enhance security throughout the country. The U.S. Embassy encourages Americans in Germany to increase their vigilance and take appropriate steps to bolster their own personal security.in
The Department of State’s July 29, 2009, “Worldwide Caution” public announcement, which can be found on the Internet at http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_1161.html, 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 for Germany, may be found on-line at http://travel.state.gov.
Contact information for the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, and Consulates in Frankfurt, Hamburg, , Munich and Leipzig may be found on the Internet at: http://berlin.usembassy.gov/germany/citizen_services.html.
- Be extra vigilant at any large gatherings or while using any mass transit systems.
- Avoid demonstrations.
- Maintain awareness of your surroundings so you will recognize conditions that may lead to danger.
- Do not draw attention to yourself.
- Do not travel alone, always travel in small groups.
- Always let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return.
- Stay away from high-risk areas.
- Know emergency numbers and potential safe areas.
- Carry a cell phone if possible.
- Keep your vehicle in good working order and the fuel tank at least half-full.
- Monitor AFN, the U.S. Embassy Website and the U.S. Army Europe Website for updates.