After the attacks in Paris and additional threats around the world, the State Department issued a travel alert on Monday. They’re asking for citizens to be vigilant and look out for suspicious activity—especially during the holidays.
According to the Associated Press, the alert says that current information suggests extremists’ affiliated with the Islamic State, al-Qaida, Boko Haram and other terrorist groups have threatened parts of the U.S., and that the likelihood of terrorist attacks will continue as long as these groups engage in violence.
“U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using transportation,” it said. “Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid large crowds or crowded places. Exercise particular caution during the holiday season and at holiday festivals or events.”
The alert will be in effect until Feb. 24.