Bay Area Travelers Taking Alert Seriously, Not Altering Plans

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U.S. citizens are being told to take precautions and to be aware of their surroundings while traveling.

They are also being encouraged to register their travel plans with the U.S. Embassy through the State Department's travel registration website, as well as check with the Department of State for the latest security updates.

Passengers NBC Bay Area talked to said they want to be safe, but they will not be fearful.      

"Don't give it a second thought. You just gotta live," said Stephanie Oberoi, who was flying to India. "You know the world is so big. It could happen here. It could happen there. It could happen anywhere."

Traveler Jessica Dakin, who is flying to London, said she still plans on getting to her destination despite the travel warning.

"I'm not going to let that stop me. If you stay at home and don't travel, then they've kind of won, haven't they?," Dakin said.

This travel alert expires on August 31.

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