Any Christmas or New Year trips by family members need to understand the elevated threat level in Europe, remembering that the State Department has a rather elevated risk advisory in place for the holiday season as well for Europe. Make sure you take advantage of the State Departments travel tacking on their web site. You can as an American Citizen put in where you will be, IE hotel country and the rest with phone numbers email addresses, it is tied to your passport number. Local State Department Security have access to this data, and if specific warnings come up, or an event happens can use the information to try and get you help or directions of what to do next. Plus you are listed in country and they have a better handle on who all may need help.
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