US Issues Worldwide Travel Alert due to Qur’an Burning

With the 9-11 anniversary coming this weekend and current news events, including protests in the US and abroad, the US State Department has issued the following worldwide travel warning for US citizens traveling during the month of September. The original travel warning can be found at the US Department of State‘s website, which is a resource for all travelers to check current travel warnings before leaving or entering the US. The website also lists information on how to apply for a US Passport and VISA information.

The Department of State is issuing this Travel Alert to caution U.S. citizens of the potential for anti-U.S. demonstrations in many countries in response to stated plans by a church in Florida to burn Qur’ans on the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Demonstrations, some violent, have already taken place in several countries, including Afghanistan and Indonesia, in response to media reports of the church’s plans. The potential for further protests and demonstrations, some of which may turn violent, remains high.  We urge you to pay attention to local reaction to the situation, and to avoid areas where demonstrations may take place.  This Travel Alert expires on September 30, 2010.”

Continue for full travel warning issued by the US Department of State.

As always, TravelingMamas.com wishes a safe journey to our readers, no matter where their travel takes them.

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