Cablegate: Country Clearance Granted for Courtney Whitworth

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E.O. 12958: N/A


1. Embassy Prague welcomes and grants country clearance for
Courtney Whitworth and Brian Weyand to travel to Prague
February 17-22, 2005.

2. Embassy point of contact will be Tricia Cypher,
tel. (420) 257 530 663, ext. 2313, e-mail

3. Hotel reservation have been made, two single rooms at
Hotel Aria, Trziste 9, Praha 1 tel. 420 225 334 111, fax. 420
225 334. Confirmation number for Courtney Whitworth is 8686
and for Brian Weyand 8687.

4. Security: All Americans are advised to be continually
aware of their surroundings, alert to suspicious activities
or individuals and to avoid large gatherings. With regard to
crime, Prague is normally a very safe city by U.S. standards
but visitors are encouraged to exercise common sense
precautions and to be particularly wary of Prague's famously
efficient pickpockets and scam artists. Special caution is
warranted in and around train stations and when boarding,
riding or exiting trams. When taking taxis, we recommend
visitors insist that the meter be used or that travelers
agree on a fare with the driver in advance.

Visit Prague's Classified Website: cfm

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