Protecting Against and Avoiding Terrorism

  • Before you leave, go to the U.S. Department of State website and check Travel Alerts and Travel Warnings.
  • Avoid large chain hotels or ones near U.S. embassies or consulates. Choose small hotels in quiet neighborhoods.
  • Visit major attractions at less-busy hours.
  • Avoid restaurants and clubs frequented by Americans.
  • Don't wear clothes that advertise your nationality.
  • Register with the nearest American embassy or consulate so you can be contacted in the event of a crisis or emergency.