Following the terrorist attacks in Belgium that shocked or maybe even scared many people around the world, the US Department of State felt the need to issue a so-called ‘European Travel Alert’ to inform citizens about the actual situation in Europe and what they can expect if you go there. Here’s what you should know before a European vacation this summer.
As of late, many travelers have been wondering if it is still safe to go to Europe at all. Joe Diaz, co-founder of the travel media company AFAR, has some thoughts about traveling after the tragedy, which might give an answer to that question.
Diaz says, it’s important that you understand that the alert issued by the government is not a warning and the State just want you to know about the situation and to be alert. It’s not that you shouldn’t go, you just need to be aware of what’s going on there.
He also thinks that the blanket statements are only for guidance and everyone should understand them more deeply and see the difference between each case. He stresses that what happened in Europe is not happening all over the continent.