by Sebastian Modak
Last month, the U.S. State Department issued a travel alert for Europe ahead of the holiday season, advising travelers to take extra precautions at tourist destinations like the famous Christmas markets. Last week, on the heels of President Trump's announcement that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the State Department issued a security message to avoid certain areas of the city and reminded them of a travel warning in effect since April. Travel alerts, travel warnings, security messages: What do they all really mean? Seemingly aware that this all leads to a lot of confusion, the State Department has announced a new system for alerting Americans about possible security risks abroad.
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