October 3rd, 2010
12:22 PM ET

U.S. issues travel alert for Americans in Europe


The U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert for U.S. citizens in Europe, based on information that suggests that al Qaeda and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks.

Americans are warned to be aware of their surroundings and protect themselves when traveling, especially when they are in public places like tourist sites, airports or when they are using public transportation.

The alert does not warn U.S. citizens against travel to Europe.

Britain's Home Office has not raised its threat level. A statement released Sunday confirms that British authorities are keeping their threat level at "'severe," which means than an attack is highly likely.

But, the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has changed its travel advisory for British citizens in France and Germany from a "substantial" threat of terrorism to a "high" threat. The FCO said it does not comment on intelligence matters and thus can't specify whether the change is related to the U.S. travel alert.

Germany's interior ministry said in a statement that the warning for Americans comes in light of recent threats and that Berlin was informed by the U.S. of the decision to issue the alert. Germany will analyze and evaluate the intelligence data coming in but will not be changing its current threat level at this time, according to the statement.

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But, the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has changed its travel advisory for British citizens in France and Germany from a "substantial" threat of terrorism to a "high" threat. The FCO said it does not comment on intelligence matters and thus can't specify whether the change is related to the U.S. travel alert.

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Germany's interior ministry said in a statement that the warning for Americans comes in light of recent threats and that Berlin was informed by the U.S. of the decision to issue the alert. Germany will analyze and evaluate the intelligence data coming in but will not be changing its current threat level at this time, according to the statement.

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  1. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    hmm, Hey Private Gomer Jarhead Meat Shield, I heard YOU are Gay?
    I also have A Tracie Joe, a Dahna,a Donna, 2 Taras, A Thersa,and a JInx, hmm oh and Johanna, hmm, also ,Janis, Liz,
    Idiot.

    October 4, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    and another intercepted message.
    See?
    Waste of Words Or Time.

    October 4, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Hoteli Opatija

    European country should take certain steps to retain their Tourists.

    October 14, 2010 at 5:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. unterkünfte opatija

    I think this is one way of frightening the American people..... This is cruel.

    October 14, 2010 at 5:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Opatija apartmani

    The above message silently passes a message to U.S. citizens to all over the country and not only to the U.S citizens in Europe.

    October 14, 2010 at 5:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
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