Travel warnings are usually issued for specific country where danger might arise, not an entire continent.
Due to the horrific Brussels suicide bombing attacks which took place a few days back, the US State Department has issued a somewhat surprising travel warning…
The US State Department has created an alert for all of Europe. Yes, all of Europe.
According to the alert, “The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL“.
Europe as a whole isn’t a place that I’d expect to see an alert issued for. However, with terrorism shrinking our travel world, maybe it is time to start thinking differently.
Some other countries with travel alerts include Turkey, Congo, Iran, Haiti, Algeria, Burundi as well as many African & Middle East nations.
The Europe alert mentions terrorists “targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants and transportation“.
Will this new Europe-wide travel alert from the US State Department make you reconsider plans for visiting the continent in the near future?
I’d probably avoid certain countries but not avoid Europe as a whole.
Check out the full Europe travel alert here.