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Cablegate: Travel Alert: Germany

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UNCLAS STATE 116869

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: CASC PTER ASEC OTRA GM
SUBJECT: TRAVEL ALERT: GERMANY

1. The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens that
over the past few months, Al Qaeda has released videos
threatening to conduct terrorist attacks against German
interests. While these threats initially mentioned the
German federal elections in September, Al Qaeda continues
to threaten Germany. German authorities are taking these
threats seriously and are actively investigating all
threats. This Travel Alert replaces the Travel Alert
issued on September 24, notes continuing threats to
German interests, and expires on February 10, 2010.

2. The Department of State urges U.S. citizens in
Germany to maintain good security practices at all times,
and to maintain a heightened situational awareness and a
low profile. Americans are advised to monitor local news
reports and consider the level of security present when
visiting public places or choosing hotels, restaurants,
and entertainment and recreation venues.

3. The Department encourages U.S. citizens to read the
current Worldwide Caution. It provides additional
information on potential threats to U.S. citizens
overseas, along with advice on how to reduce your
vulnerability to such threats. Additional general
information on residing and traveling abroad, including
the latest Country Specific Information for Germany, may
be found on the Bureau of Consular Affairs website.

4. Contact information for the U.S. Embassy in Berlin
and U.S. Consulates in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Dusseldorf,
Munich, and Leipzig may be found on the U.S. Diplomatic
Mission to Germany's website. All U.S. citizens
traveling to or living in Germany are urged to register
with the U.S. Embassy through the State Department's
travel registration website.

5. Travelers may also obtain up-to-date information on
security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free
in the United States or outside the United States and
Canada on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.

6. Minimize considered.
CLINTON

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