U.S. State Department issues worldwide travel alert for U.S. citizens
The U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert for U.S. citizens Monday, citing increased threats from terrorist groups such as ISIL and al-Qa’ida. Authorities believe that terror attacks are more likely as members of ISIL return from Syria and Iraq, and say that the alert will expire on February 24, 2016. The map below illustrates the Global Terrorism Index, a 10-point index that ranks terrorism’s effect on a country, and ISIS’s global strategy.
Data is curated by findthedata.com and sourced from Institute for Economics and Peace, Institute for the Study of War.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution,Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
- Follow the State Department on Twitter and Facebook.