In the wake of the Istanbul suicide bombing less than 24 hours ago, the terrorist attack in Ankara this week and further terrorist threats around the globe travel becomes more and more demanding.

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Istanbul’s İstiklâl Caddesi (Independence Street), photo by me. The deadly terrorist attack happened just a few hundred meters down the street.

The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs offers a really handy and secure service for its German citizens: Upon travelling you can register online for any current alerts and threats for the respective country you’re travelling to/in. In case of a global or local emergency German authorities are able to search for you precisely and are aware that you might be in trouble.

The system is called “Elefand” (short for “Elektronische Erfassung von Deutschen im Ausland” / “Electronic Registration of Germans…

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