Cablegate: Country Clearance Granted for Sts James Ellis
DE RUEHPG #1435 3280928
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 240928Z NOV 06
FM AMEMBASSY PRAGUE
TO RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA 0179
INFO RUEHFT/AMCONSUL FRANKFURT 2135
RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 8273
UNCLAS PRAGUE 001435
STATE FOR DS/STO/OSB,
GENEVA FOR SEO
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ASEC KSEO
SUBJECT: COUNTRY CLEARANCE GRANTED FOR STS JAMES ELLIS
REF: GENEVA 2980
1. (SBU) Embassy Prague warmly welcomes and grants country
clearance to Security Technical Specialist James Ellis for
the period 4-8 December 2006 for technical security services.
2. (SBU) POC for this action is ARSO Marc Wint, Embassy
phone: (420)257-022-307, cell number: (420) 602-299-801.
3. (U) A confirmed reservations is held for James Ellis at
the Alchmyst Hotel Located across the street from the Embassy
at Trziste 19, Praha 1. Telephone is (420) 257-286-011.
4. (U) Each visitor, regardless of length of stay, must
bring/forward fiscal data to pay for direct costs of the
visit. Each agency, organization, or visiting delegation will
be charged for the actual costs attributed to their visit.
Direct charge costs include, but are not limited to: American
and LES staff overtime (e.g., expediter, accommodation
exchange, representational event support), field
travel-lodging and M&IE by Embassy employees, vehicle
rentals, long distance telephone calls, equipment rentals,
office supplies and all other costs that are directly
attributable to the visit.
5. (U) Security: The Department of State has issued
several Public Announcements since September 11, 2001
cautioning Americans worldwide to maintain a level of
vigilance against potential terrorist incidents. We do not
believe, however, that U.S. Government visitors in the Czech
Republic are especially at risk at this time. All Americans
are advised to be continually aware of their surroundings and
be alert to suspicious activities or individuals. With regard
to crime, visitors are encouraged to exercise common sense
precautions and be particularly wary of Prague,s famously
efficient pickpockets. Special caution is warranted in and
around train stations and when boarding and exiting trams.
When taking taxis, it is recommended to agree on an estimated
fare with the driver in advance.