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Europe Travel Alert – Reminder

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season. U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets.  This Travel Alert expires on February 20, 2017. Credible information indicates the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates continue to

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: November 4-6 Events in Riga

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that between Friday, November 4, and Sunday, November 6, traffic restrictions and sporadic protests are expected throughout Riga related to the China-Eastern European Economic Forum.  The event will take place at the National Library, but traffic and anti-riot police presence are expected throughout the city. The Embassy expects the protests will be non-violent, but

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Worldwide Caution

Europe Middle East and North Africa Africa South Asia Central Asia East Asia and Pacific As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  Current

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Europe Travel Alert

As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide Americans travelling abroad with information about relevant events, we are alerting U.S. citizens to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and transportation. The large number of tourists visiting Europe in the summer months will present greater targets for terrorists planning attacks

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Worldwide Caution

Europe Middle East and North Africa Africa South Asia Central Asia East Asia and Pacific The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Current information suggests that ISIL, al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist

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Continued Security Awareness

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, the U.S. Embassy in Riga reminds U.S. citizens in Latvia to review the Worldwide Caution, which provides information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world, including Europe. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats,

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