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The State Department issued a worldwide travel alert Monday over possible risks due to increased terrorism threats.

The alert comes amid information that ISIS, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan attacks in multiple regions, according to the State Department.

Authorities gave travel advice for U.S. citizens in the wake of the alert:

  • Citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using transportation.
  • Be aware of immediate surrounding and avoid large crowds or crowded places.
  • Exercise particular caution during the holiday season and at holiday festivals or events.
  • Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.

Gerri Willis said on "Your World" that the State Department is also encouraging Americans to use the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), a free service that allows U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

Watch the report above and visit the State Department's travel website for further information.


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