Is Europe Safe for Travelers? Yes, Experts Say, but Here Are Some Tips

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Travelers at Kennedy International Airport in March. Officials advise that when traveling abroad, give a copy of your itinerary to family members or friends.

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When Corey Patterson heard about the terrorist attacks in Brussels last week, he had a clear-cut response to people who asked if he was going to cancel a coming trip to Belgium.

“That’s exactly what the terrorists want, so absolutely not,” Mr. Patterson, 45, said on Twitter.

He’s in the Netherlands now, visiting a former roommate and his family, and will head to Belgium in a few days.

“Anything can happen anywhere at any time,” Mr. Patterson, a Texas resident, said through…

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