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Germany Travel Warning

Issued by U.S. State Department

Jul 09, 2001

From July 16 to July 27, the city of Bonn in western Germany will host the Sixth Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. There will be thousands of government officials, non-governmental organization members, press representatives, and security personnel in Bonn.

It is estimated that large numbers of protesters will be present before and during the conference meeting period. As at past international meetings, it is likely that some of the demonstrators will become disorderly or violent. If this occurs, clashes could result in injuries and/or arrests.

German officials are working to minimize the potential for disruption. Travelers to and through Bonn are likely to experience delays, detours, and limitations on their movement due to traffic and other restrictions. Designated roads and pedestrian thoroughfares between Bonn Friesdorf and the Bonn Rheinaue Park will be closed to the general public.

During the conference period, U.S. citizens who must travel to Bonn, should exercise caution, avoid any crowds or demonstrations, and monitor the local media to keep informed.

The nearest U.S. consular officials to Bonn are at the U.S. Consulate General in Dusseldorf which is located at Willi-Becker-Allee 10, 40227 Dusseldorf, Telephone (0211)-788-8927, or after hours at (0172)-970-2456.

The U.S. Embassy in Berlin is located at Neustaedtische Kirchstrasse 4-5 and the Consular Section at Clayallee 170. The Embassy's 24-hour switchboard is (030) 8305-0 or (030) 238-5174.

For further information regarding travel to Germany, please consult the Department of State's latest Consular Information Sheet for Germany, which is available on the Internet at http://travel.state.gov.

This Public Announcement expires on August 3, 2001.

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