Last updated: 06:33 PM ET, Sun March 27 2016

Kerry Advises Americans to Stay Alert When Traveling

Impacting Travel | Amy Coyne Bredeson | March 27, 2016

Kerry Advises Americans to Stay Alert When Traveling

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After last week’s terror attacks in Brussels and the attacks in Paris before, there has been a lot of talk about whether or not to travel to Europe.

Secretary of State John Kerry tackled the subject Saturday on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” telling Americans not to live in fear but also to be vigilant while traveling overseas. 

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When asked on "Face the Nation" if Americans should change their travel plans, Kerry said: "Well, it's really a matter of common sense, but there are guidelines, and the State Department is ready to help anyone understand exactly what that means."

Kerry, who had just returned from Brussels, told CBS that he’s not suggesting people cancel their vacations to Europe; he’s just encouraging them to be aware of what’s going on around them. He said it’s also a good idea to avoid crowds.

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"If you see a guy walking into an airport with a black glove in one hand and nothing on the other, and there are two of them the same way, and they are pushing a big suitcase, maybe that tells you something," Kerry said to CBS.


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