The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens that over the past few months, Al Qaeda has released videos threatening to conduct terrorist attacks against German interests.
While these threats initially mentioned the German federal elections in September, Al Qaeda continues to threaten Germany. German authorities are taking these threats seriously and are actively investigating all threats. This Travel Alert replaces the Travel Alert issued on September 24, notes continuing threats to German interests, and expires on February 10, 2010.
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens that there is a high threat of terrorism throughout India, and advises U.S. citizens traveling to or already in India to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness, especially during the end-of-year holidays until India’s Republic Day, January 26. This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2009 and replaces that issued on December 19 to provide updated information regarding the security situation.
The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Burundi and continues to caution Americans against non-essential travel outside the capital, Bujumbura. The U.S. Embassy restricts the travel of its personnel in Burundi, and certain areas of Bujumbura are off-limits to U.S. government personnel. This replaces the Travel Warning for Burundi dated April 22, 2008 to provide information concerning the failure of government and rebel forces to implement a cease-fire agreement, and revised information on security restrictions for Embassy personnel. Burundi was plagued by a civil war from 1993 to 2006 that often involved non-governmental and non-combatant targets.
In September 2006, the government and the last rebel group not party to peace accords, the PALIPEHUTU–FNL (FNL), signed a cease-fire agreement. However, many of the cease-fire provisions have not been implemented.