Friday, November 25, 2016

US State Department issues a travel alert for all of Europe; Morocco, Egypt and Jordan considered safe

There are parts of Egypt, however, mainly Sinai and the Western Desert, where armed Islamic militants hide from security forces; a check first with Egyptian authorities is recommended.

According to the statement released by US State department, “Credible information indicates the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL the U.S. gov't acronym for ISIS or Da'esh), al-Qaeda, and their affiliates continue to plan terrorist attacks in Europe, with a focus on the upcoming holiday season and associated events. While extremists have carried out attacks in Belgium, France, Germany, and Turkey in the past year, the Department remains concerned about the potential for attacks throughout Europe. If you are traveling between countries in Europe, please check the website of the U.S. Embassy or consulate in your destination city for any recent security messages.”

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