American travelers warned about al-Qaida attacks in Germany
U.S. State Department issues travel alert urging American travelers in Germany to be cautious after al-Qaida threatens attacks around Sept. 27 German elections
Seattle Times Travel staff
The terrorist group al-Qaida has threatened to conduct attacks in Germany immediately before and following the federal elections on Sunday, and the U.S. State Department is urging Americans traveling in Germany to be cautious.
Al-Qaida recently released a video specifically warning Germany of attacks. German authorities are taking the threat seriously and are enhancing security throughout the country, said the State Department.
A travel alert was issued today for Germany by the State Department. It urges U.S. citizens to maintain a low profile, monitor news reports and consider the level of security present when visiting public places or choosing hotels and restaurants.
Travelers can get up-to-date information on security conditions in Germany and other countries atwww.travel.state.gov. Or phone 888-407-4747 in the United States or 202-501-4444 from outside the United States and Canada.