Q&A: US issues travel ban for Europe

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert for any Americans thinking about traveling to Europe.

Eyewitness News analyst Lt. Gen. Reginald Centracchio says the decision was based on intelligence suggesting that terror groups around Europe have the ability to carry out attacks at their own discretion.

In the above video, Centracchio joins us in studio to break down what the travel alert means and why it was put into place.

centracchioEyewitness News Analyst, Lt. Gen. Reginald Centracchio (ret.) served as Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Commanding General of the Rhode Island National Guard from 1995 until his retirement in 2005. During his tenure, he served as Director of the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency and as Rhode Island Homeland Security Advisor – becoming the first Adjutant General to hold all three positions simultaneously.