Travel warning issued for Germany on terror alert


TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwanese nationals visiting Germany are advised to be on the alert against potential terrorist attacks around the end of the month, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) official said yesterday.

The travel warning was issued after German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Wednesday that his ministry had obtained concrete evidence that terrorists were planning to launch attacks in Germany by the end of November, MOFA spokesman James Chang said in a regular briefing.

For now, the travel alert for Germany will remain gray, the lowest level in the MOFA’s four-color system, Chang said. However, Taiwanese visitors to Germany should take safety precautions, he stressed.

German officials said that the terror warning was serious enough for them to “expect an attack at any time.” The potential attack has reportedly been planned by Islamists from India and Pakistan, along with a German Moroccan and German Syrian.