Many travelers are feeling a little confused over how to interpret the generally vague travel advisory released by The State Department on Friday.
The advisory, a level below "warning" on the threat advisory system, stated "al-Qa’ida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks." Although it did not advise against traveling to Europe altogether, it did suggest travelers stay on their guard, especially in and around travel hubs like subways and airports.
The instructions have left some asking what other measures should be taken.
The State Department recommends registering travel plans with the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy through the State Department's travel registration Web site. You can also get up-to-date information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 in the U.S. and Canada, or on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444 from elsewhere in the world.