Middle East Update Travel Warning
Issued by U.S. State Department
Nov 09, 2001
In light of ongoing tensions in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza over the past year, the Department of State remains concerned about the potential for further clashes, demonstrations and violent responses in the region and elsewhere.
As always, the Department of State reminds Americans to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness to lessen their vulnerability. Americans should maintain a low profile, vary routes and times for all required travel, avoid large crowds and demonstrations and treat mail from unfamiliar sources with suspicion. As stated in the Department's Worldwide Caution Public Announcement of October 23, 2001, U.S. Government facilities worldwide remain at a heightened state of alert. These facilities have and will continue to temporarily close or suspend public services as necessary to review their security posture and ensure its adequacy.
American citizens traveling abroad should contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate by telephone or fax for up-to-date information on security conditions. In addition, U.S. citizens planning to travel abroad should consult the Department of State's Public Announcements, Travel Warnings, Consular Information Sheets, and regional travel brochures.
This Public Announcement supersedes the Public Announcement of August 10 to extend it to February 10, 2002.