TRAVEL SAFE



The below listing includes restrictions that apply to Soldiers, civilians, contractors and command-sponsored dependents stationed in Europe.

Soldiers, civilians, contractors and command-sponsored dependents should always consult their chain of command regarding future leave, liberty or travel plans. Additional travel information regarding requirements and restrictions is available on the Department of Defense's Foreign Clearance Guide, which is only viewable to users on a U.S. government network, or connected via a VPN.

Only restrictions currently in effect are listed on this site. Once a travel restriction has ended, it will be removed. All restrictions to include expired restrictions can be viewed at any time on the Travel Safe resource portal, which is only viewable to users with a CAC-reader.

Current Travel Restrictions

Ukraine

Ukraine

Travel restrictions to Ukraine were updated Dec. 14, 2016. They apply to all uniformed service members, civilian and contractor employees, and command-sponsored dependents.

For more information to include expiration dates, talk to your security officer/chain of command, or view the latest guidance on the Travel Safe resource portal, which is only viewable to users with a CAC-reader.

Turkey

Turkey

Travel restrictions to Turkey were updated March 28, 2017. They apply to all uniformed service members, civilian and contractor employees, and command-sponsored dependents.

For more information to include expiration dates, talk to your security officer/chain of command, or view the latest guidance on the Travel Safe resource portal, which is only viewable to users with a CAC-reader.

Other Travel Guidance

Army Antiterrorism

Army Europe community reminded to remain vigilant during summer celebrations, festivals

WIESBADEN, Germany -- Spring is here and summer is fast approaching, bringing great weather and an abundance of host country seasonal fests and celebrations.

Read more here.

Army Antiterrorism

Family Member Protective Measures

U.S. Army Europe's Antiterrorism Division has released a Family Member Protective Measures guide.

Army Antiterrorism

3rd Quarter Individual Protective Measures

U.S. Army Europe's Antiterrorism Division has released its 3rd Quarter Individual Protective Measures trifold. For more guidance, visit the Vigilance microsite.

Army Antiterrorism

State Department issues Europe Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe. This Travel Alert expires on September 1, 2017.

View the full alert on the State Department website.

Lourdes TriFold

Army Europe community reminded to remain vigilant during Lourdes Pilgrimage

The 59th Annual International Military Pilgrimage takes place May 17 in Lourdes, France. The Lourdes Pilgrimage was established in 1946 to promote reconciliation, peace and healing after World War II. For one week in May, Lourdes becomes a destination for a worldwide military audience representing over 35 nations.

USAREUR Message# 1704026, authorizes deviation from current uniform wear policy during the Lourdes Military Pilgrimage and directs commanders to ensure personnel conduct appropriate pre-travel planning and preparation. Uniform wear is authorized only at the event itself and not during ancillary activities such as dinners and other informal gatherings. Participants must minimize uniform wear to the extent possible.

USAREUR reminds everyone that events of this nature may appear as targets of opportunity for terrorism. While there is no current, credible or corroborated intelligence to indicate that specific terrorist attacks are being planned, the risk remains. It is therefore prudent for all participants to take appropriate measures to reduce risk for themselves and others.

Additionally, USAREUR encourages review of the USAREUR Travel Safe website which highlights travel restrictions, travel alerts and warnings, and links for the Foreign Clearance Guide. USAREUR also reminds travelers of the EUCOM requirement to register with the U.S. Department of State Safe Traveler Enrollment Program.

Get more info and download your protection guide here.

AtHoc Crisis Communication Tool 

AtHoc is a mass-warning notification system that makes it easier for service members, civilian and contractor employees, and family members across Europe to receive emergency warnings and notifications specific to their garrison.

AtHoc alerts users multiple ways through computers pop-ups, voice calls to landline and mobile phones, emails and text messages. AtHoc is able to provide service members and their families instant information from local and theater leadership.

Service members, civilian and contractor employees can register from their work computer, or at one of the following self-registration links from a computer with a CAC-reader.

      Ansbach
      Instructions | Self-Registration

      Bavaria
      Instructions | Self-Registration for Grafenwoehr and Vilseck, Hohenfels, or Garmisch

      Benelux
      Instructions | Self-Registration

      Bulgaria
      Instructions | Self-Registration

      Italy
      Instructions | Self-Registration

      Kosovo
      Instructions | Self-Registration

      Rheinland-Pfalz
      Instructions | Self-Registration

      Romania
      Instructions | Self-Registration

      Stuttgart
      Instructions | Self-Registration

      Wiesbaden
      Instructions | Self-Registration

STEP

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to alert U.S. citizens and nationals abroad of conditions and situations and provide useful information. U.S. European Command (EUCOM) has directed all Department of Defense personnel in Europe to register their assigned location and travel destinations.

Enroll today at step.state.gov.


Travel Alerts

The State Department issues travel alerts for short-term events they think you should know about when planning travel to a country.

For more alerts and warnings, click here.

Travel Warnings

The State Department issues travel warnings when they want you to consider very carefully whether you should go to a country at all.

For more alerts and warnings, click here.

Consular Messages

The State Department's Overseas Security Advisory Council publishes reports with the latest on major security incidents around the world.

For consular messages, click here.

STAY CONNECTED

Like U.S. Army Europe Antiterrorism and Force Protection on Facebook for information on potential incidents, up-to-date guidance and general tips on keeping you and your family safe.

U.S. Army Europe Antiterrorism and Force Protection is also on Twitter!

Other great websites and social media accounts to follow for up-to-date information include U.S. Army Europe (Facebook or Twitter), U.S. European Command (Facebook or Twitter), and the U.S. Department of State's Consular Affairs (Facebook or Twitter).