From: Global Education Office

The Department of State updated a travel alert on the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe. 

With recent incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland, 
the Department remains concerned about the potential for future terrorist attacks.  U.S. citizens are cautioned to  always be alert to the possibility that terrorist sympathizers or self-radicalized extremists may conduct attacks with little or no warning. 

The following is recommened for individuals traveling between countries in Europe:

  • Check the website of a U.S. embassy or consulate of their destination country for any recent security messages.  
  • Review security information from local officials, who are responsible for the safety and security of all visitors to their host country.  
  • Follow the instructions of local authorities.  
  • Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.
  • Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
  • Stay in touch with your family members, and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • Have an emergency plan of action ready.
  • Register in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

For more information, contact Randy Penson, assistant director for global safety and risk management.