State Department issues Israel warning

The State Department urged U.S. travelers to Israel to observe a general terrorist threat advisory for the country that was issued by Israeli police and security officials on Feb. 12.

The advisory urges the public to be alert for suspicious packages or objects and report any unusual activities to the police. The department made these other announcements:

  • Uzbekistan no longer requires U.S. travelers to have an official invitation from a sponsoring firm or individual. A passport and a visa obtained in advance still are required.
  • Senegal is holding elections, and political demonstrations "could turn unruly and result in some civil unrest."
  • In the Philippines, U.S. travelers should avoid demonstrations by groups opposed to a U.S.-Philippine military exercise called Balikatan that is taking place through March 3.
  • In Nepal, Maoist groups are expected to "heighten their activities" throughout the country and may target businesses in the Kathmandu Valley to mark the fourth anniversary of a Maoist insurgency.
  • In Namibia, the northern area along the border with Angola remains unsafe.
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