International travel can have security challenges. Fortunately, with a bit of forethought and planning, you can securely navigate these issues. This pamphlet was designed to assist you in the planning process, and to help you reduce your chances of being a terrorist victim.
Identify the threat & requirements
The DoD Foreign Clearance Guide provides country specific travel requirements for DoD personnel. State Department travel alerts/warnings, OSAC country crime and safety reports, USAREUR quarterly travel message, foreign travel briefs and your local AT Officer can provide additional travel information.
Identify your assets
What valuable items are you taking with you? This could be credit cards, passports, electronics, and family members. Once you take inventory of what you’re taking, identify what would be the impact if you lost it.
Vulnerabilities are weaknesses that make you susceptible to the threat. Some questions to ask yourself when looking at your potential vulnerabilities are: Will you be in areas frequented by Americans or other tourists? Will you be carrying highly pilferable items (i.e., smartphone, large amounts of money, credit cards)?
Determine your risk based upon the threat, vulnerabilities, and criticality of your assets. Do the benefits outweigh the risk? Are there personal measures you can use to reduce your risk?
Make a travel plan
Identify countermeasures to reduce your risk. The individual protective
measures section of this pamphlet provides a few suggestions. Documenting the AT plan may be as simple as making a wallet-size card that includes key POCs and individual AT measures.
AT Level 1 Training:
A Self Help Guide to Antiterrorism:
DoD Foreign Clearance Guide:
Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Country Crime & Safety Reports:
State Department Travel Information: Know before you go
State Department Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP):
Stay Safe on Facebook: Current information on European Antiterrorism topics
Stay Safe on Twitter:
USAREUR iWATCH/iSALUTE Reporting Site: