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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

TRAVEL WARNING AGAINST TERRORISM

Warden Message: Worldwide Travel Alert
 
May 2, 2011
 
The U.S. Department of State alerts U.S. citizens traveling and residing abroad to the enhanced potential for anti-American violence following recent counter-
terrorism activity in Pakistan. Given the uncertainty and volatility of the current situation, U.S. citizens in areas where recent events could cause anti-American
violence are strongly urged to limit their travel outside of their homes and hotels and avoid mass gatherings and demonstrations. U.S. citizens should
stay current with media coverage of local events and be aware of their surroundings at all times. This Travel Alert expires August 1, 2011.
 
U.S. Embassy operations in affected areas will continue to the extent possible under the constraints of any evolving security situation. U.S. government
facilities worldwide remain at a heightened state of alert. These facilities may temporarily close or periodically suspend public services to assess their
security posture. In those instances, U.S. Embassies and Consulates will make every effort to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens
abroad are urged to moni tor the local news and maintain contact with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
 
Media coverage of local events may cause family and friends to become concerned for their loved ones traveling and residing abroad. We urge U.S. citizens
to keep in regular contact with family and friends. U.S. citizens living or traveling abroad are encouraged to enroll in the Department of State's Smart
Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), to receive the latest travel updates and information and to obtain updated information on travel and security issues.
U.S. citizens without Internet access may register directly with the appropriate U.S. Embassy or Consulate. By enrolling, U.S. citizens make it easier
for the U.S. Embassy or Consulate to contact them in case of emergency.
 
Travel information is also available at www.travel.state.gov. Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free
in the United States and Canada or, for callers outside the United States and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.
 
For information on "What the Department of State Can and Can't Do in a Crisis," please visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs' website at www.travel.state.gov.
For further information on specific countries, U.S. citizens should consult the Country Specific Information pages, Travel Alerts, and Travel Warnings
at www.travel.state.gov as well as the Worldwide Caution. Follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs' page on Facebook as well.
 
All U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Italy are encouraged to register either online at https://travelregistration.state.gov or by phone or in person
directly with the U.S. Embassy in Rome or the Consulates General in Milan, Florence, and Naples. Registering gives U.S. citizens access to updated information
on travel and security within Italy and makes it easier for the Embassy to contact citizens in case of emergency.
 
U.S. Embassy Consular Section in Rome is located at Via Vittorio Veneto, 121. The telephone number is 06-4674-1. Our website is: http://italy.usembassy.gov/
U.S. Consulates General in Italy are located in:
NAPLES: Piazza della Repubblica; telephone number: 081-583-8111
MILAN: Via Principe Amedeo, 2/10; telephone number: 02-290-351
FLORENCE: Lungarno A. Vespucci, 38; telephone number: 055-266-951
U.S. Consular Agents in Italy are located in :
GENOA: Via Dante, 2
PALERMO: Via Vaccarini, 1
VENICE: Marco Polo Airport, General Aviation Terminal, Viale Galileo Galilei, 30
This Travel Alert expires August 1, 2011.

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