Ahead of 4th of July, State Department issues 'worldwide travel warning'

The State Department has issued a Worldwide Caution travel advisory a few days before July 4th. The advisory notes that the last Worldwide Caution was issued on January 11th 2018.

It urges people to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program to receive security messages when traveling. The warning also says U.S. government facilities around the world remain in a heightened state of alert.

The Washington Examiner points out that the advisory doesn’t mention July 4th but instead comes after the FBI arrested a man linked to Al-Qaeda.

The man, Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts, allegedly spoke about detonating a bomb during an independence day parade in Cleveland, Ohio.