> Stay Informed
During a large-scale emergency, the Emergency Operations Center activates communications channels which keep our communities posted about the emergency and any action that should be taken to minimize the impact of the storm or other emergency. These information channels include, but are not limited to:
Travel warnings & protests alerts at USAREUR Travel Safe Facebook page
Announcements made via AFN Vicenza
ALERT! MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
Tenant command and agency telephone alerting/recalls
> Foreign Travel:
- U.S. Army Europe Travel Safe - USAREUR's one-stop source on current travel restrictions, travel guidance and consular messages. Site also includes a Facebook page.
- DoD Foreign Clearance Guide (FCG) - The guide provides general information on foreign locations. It provides information on both official and unofficial travel. It is divided by region and then by country. Since the DoD FCG is directive in nature for all DoD and DoD-sponsored travel abroad, travelers must ensure they comply with this Guide.
- U.S. State Department International Travel - Provides information on travel planning, emergency assistance, country specific information.
- Country Specific Information - The DoS’s Office of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management (ACS) administers the Consular Information Program, which informs the public of conditions abroad that may affect their safety and security. Country Specific Information, Travel Alerts, and Travel Warnings are vital parts of this program. Country Specific Information is provided for every country of the world. You will find the location of the U.S. embassy and any consular offices, information about whether you need a visa, crime and security information, health and medical considerations, drug penalties, localized hot spots and more. This is a good place to start learning about where you are going.
- U.S. State Department STEP Program - The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. You will receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country, helping you make informed decisions about your travel plans. It assists the U.S. Embassy to contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency and can help family and friends get in touch with you in an emergency.
- Alerts and Warnings by Country - Travel Warnings are issued when the DoS wants you to consider very carefully whether you should go to a country at all. Examples of reasons for issuing a Travel Warning might include unstable government, civil war, ongoing intense crime or violence, or frequent terrorist attacks. The DoS wants you to know the risks of traveling to these places and to strongly consider not going to them at all. Travel Warnings remain in place until the situation changes; some have been in effect for years.