US Issues Alert for Travel to Germany

The Department of State released an alert on November 12 warning U.S. citizens about travel to Germany. Over the past few months, Al Qaeda has released videos threatening to conduct terrorist attacks against German interests.

The authorities in Germany are taking these threats seriously and taking all necessary measures to ensure safety and maintain heightened awareness.

The Department of State is urging US citizens to keep good security practices and keep a low profile. Monitoring local news reports is also a good idea.

Contact information for the US Emabssy in Berlin and US Consulate sin Frankfurt, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Munich and Leipzig may be found here

This travel alert replaces the one issued September 24 and will expire on February 10, 2010.