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State Department announces worldwide travel alert for June



The U.S. Department of State has issued a worldwide travel advisory for Americans traveling overseas during the upcoming LGBTQI+ Pride Month in June.

“Due to the potential for terrorist attacks, demonstrations, or violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests, the Department of State advises U.S. citizens overseas to exercise increased caution,” the U.S. Department of State said in a travel advisory. “The Department of State is aware of the increased potential for foreign terrorist organization-inspired violence against LGBTQI+ persons and events and advises U.S. citizens overseas to exercise increased caution.”

The Department recommended U.S. citizens traveling abroad should stay alert in busy tourist locations, including Pride celebrations and venues frequented by LGBTQI+ persons, according to the release.

Travelers are also advised to enroll in the Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), which provides information, alerts and makes it easier to locate you in an emergency overseas. Travelers can also stay up-to-date on alerts and advisories by following the State Department on Twitter and Facebook.

Earlier this month, the Department also issued a travel advisory for those visiting Germany, urging increased caution due to fear of potential terrorist attacks.

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