State Warns Americans of ‘Heightened’ Terror Risk in Europe During Christmas Season

Breitbart | 1/31/2018 | Staff
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The U.S. Department of State posted a travel alert last week on its website warning Americans to use caution when visiting Europe during the holidays because of terrorism concerns.

“The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season,” the travel alert states. “U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events.”

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A State Department spokesperson told Breitbart News that the agency first posted a travel alert for Europe in August but renewed it to focus on the holiday season.

“The safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas is one of the Department’s highest priorities, and we provide U.S. citizens with as much information as possible so they can make well-informed decisions before they travel,” the spokesperson said.

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“We strongly encourage U.S. citizens traveling and residing abroad to inform the department of their travel plans using the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), and to read the Country Specific Information on our website at travel.state.gov,” the spokesperson said.

The travel alert also states:

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Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate...
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