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New warnings for US travelers within the next 48 hours

New warnings for US travelers within the next 48 hours

Oct 2nd, 2001, 02:40 AM
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And what do the british, french, australian equivalents of the US State Dpt say about travelling to the USA? is it considered as a safe country or a danger zone?
Should european visitors in USA keep a high profile so that they are not mistaken for US citizens?
Oct 2nd, 2001, 07:18 AM
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What does the German Foreign Affairs Dept. say about travel to the US? Unfortunately, in German, so here is a shortened and rough summary of:


Valid since 26.September 2001

Up-to-date Advice

After the terror attacks, air travel has resumed but strict safety controls are to be expected. Check with travel agencies and airlines for more info.

New York is completely under cleaning-up efforts. The affected areas of south Manhattan are partially not accessible. The city is on its way back to normality.

After the attacks on the Pentagon in Washington access to some areas is restricted. Strict traffic controls may impede traffic, and particularly around government buildings strict security measures are in effect.
In athe whole US general security measures were increased.

State of Florida
valid since June 2000 without change

In spite of improvments compared to previous years, the destination Florida still entails specific risks, which a.o. are related to the fact that it is relatively easy in the US to gain access to weapons.Increased risks exist especially in areas of social conflicts, which are to be avoided. For the safety of tourists the city of Miami has improved the road signs. Always follow the orange-colored sun, which leads you to main tourist attractions. Inquire at the car rental which part sof town to avoid. If you get lost in spite of this, don't stop in the street to ask for directions. The most dangerous areas are found around the airport in Miami. Don't remain in this zone, especially after dark. It is also recommended not to get your rental car at arrival in Miami at night but wait till morning, and only from agency near your hotel. Car rental agencies are required to warn tourists of possible dangers. continues about road rage in Miami and recommends especially defensive driving and other advice about saftey (parking, valuables, starngers, etc.) plus that you need to carry an ID.
They also recomemnd health insurance with return insurance to Germany.

Oct 2nd, 2001, 07:54 AM
traveling alone to Paris
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What about traveling alone to Paris - from NY? Do you think it's safe. I'm scheduled to leave this Friday, October 5th and return the following Tuesday. Flying Air France and am staying in a French hotel. Am a young female. But do plan to meet up with a friend in the evenings for dinner. I don't plan to call attention to myself by wearing "bit white sneakers and white socks" - god forbid! But do you think I'm stupid to be putting myself in a potentially risky situation. I'm typically a very independent traveler - but the hysteria is even getting to me. Taking an unofficial poll...
Oct 2nd, 2001, 08:02 AM
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Travelling, That's the million dollar question. I'm travelling alone to Rome and am leaving in two days. Noone really knows what's going to happen. Barring any changes, I'm still going.
Oct 2nd, 2001, 08:45 AM
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For the official British site (like the U.S.'s State Department):

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