US Issues Updated Worldwide Travel Caution

The U.S. Department of State has updated its Worldwide Caution.  U.S. travelers “are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness when traveling.”  State Department resources available to help prepare travelers for possible emergencies include the Country Specific Information pages, Travel Warnings, and Travel Alerts on travel.state.gov and the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), through which travelers can receive State Department security messages and assistance from the local U.S. embassy in an emergency.