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Monday, December 19, 2016 – Ohio State is monitoring the tragic incident at the Breitscheidplatz Christmas market in Berlin, Germany. Ohio State has 15 known student travelers with current itineraries in Germany. One group program had recently departed Berlin before the incident and arrived safely at their destination in Cologne. Ohio State has been in contact with program leaders who have accounted for the well-being of all travelers on that program.
The other travelers are independent students finishing their terms at German universities located in regions well away from Berlin. Ohio State has reached out directly to those students with information and safety reminders. Ohio State will continue to monitor the events in Germany through the advice of the Department of State, the Overseas Security Advisory Council and our security providers.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - The U.S. Department of State has issued a Travel Alert for Europe. Alerts are issued for short-term events the U.S. Department of State believes travelers should be aware of when planning to visit a specific country or region of the world. In this most recent alert, the Department of State has not advised individuals to defer travel, but advises travelers to “exercise caution at holiday festivals, events and outdoor markets.” An alert contrasts with a "warning," which is also issued by the U.S. Department of State, and signals that travelers should consider very carefully whether or not they should travel at all to a specific country.

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