AAA Reveals Tips for Europe Travel During State Department Alert
PHOTO: The Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula in Brussels. (photo courtesy of Thinkstock)
In light of the US Department of State's Europe-wide travel alert following the terrorist attacks in Brussels, AAA is lending a hand with some tips for tourists visiting the Continent.
A travel alert from the State Department calls for short-term awareness by travelers when visiting a specified area. On the other hand, a travel warning would advise travelers to cancel trip plans to the area.
AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins released a statement to WTSP.com:
“AAA travel agents have received numerous calls from concerned travelers, but very few have canceled their vacations to Europe. While AAA urges all travelers to stay informed and increase their awareness when traveling abroad, the decision to vacation in Europe is a very personal decision that is solely up to the individual traveler.”
Here are the tips for safe European travel, via WTSP.com:
1. Know your destination.
2. Be aware of your surroundings.
3. Enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
4. Buy travel insurance.
5. Make copies of all documents.
6. Allow for longer delays in transit.
In addition to the six safety tips, AAA is also advising travelers who are planning to visit Brussels or other European destinations to talk to their travel agents or providers about potential changes or requirements.
For more information, check out AAA’s official website.
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