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South Africa World Cup Soccer Tournament 2010 – USA Travel Precautions & Warnings

South Africa
May 25, 2010

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in South Africa to safety and security issues related to the FIFA World Cup taking place in nine cities across the country from June 11 to July 11, 2010. This travel alert expires July 31, 2010. Full information about the World Cup for American visitors is available on the U.S. Mission to South Africa’s dedicated World Cup website.

TERRORISM: Large-scale public events like the World Cup may present a wide range of attractive targets for terrorists. There is a heightened risk that extremist groups will conduct terrorist acts within South Africa in the near future. While a number of terrorist threats against the World Cup in South Africa have appeared in the media in recent weeks and months, the U.S. Government has no information on any specific, credible threat of attack that any individual or group is planning to coincide with the tournament. In the event the U.S. Government receives information of any specific and credible threat, the Department of State will provide information on that threat to the public immediately through an updated Travel Alert or Travel Warning. All USC citizens in or traveling to South Africa are urged to register with the U.S. Mission to South Africa in order to receive these alerts as quickly as possible. read more…

ADVANCE WORK

What’s involved in advance work, this is some components.

Advance Personnel Will Precede The Principal To All Locations

This general rule of thumb means that the advance agent or team will, on an as-needed basis, precede the principal to all locations on the itinerary. Whether the principal is going to the office in the morning or on a multi-nation tour, advance personnel are responsible for preceding him, making all necessary arrangements, and establishing all required security cordons. Obviously, there is a great deal of difference between the work you do as an advance agent while taking the principal to the office and your work escorting him on a multi-nation tour.

Generally, advance agents should visit every site on the itinerary at least two times. The first time will be to conduct a site survey, determine the conditions in which you will be working, and to formulate plans to be used during the principal’s visit. The second time you visit the site will be to set up the security cordons you planned during the site survey, and execute any other required security tasks. The advance team will remain onsite for the duration of the principal’s visit and will usually continue to maintain the security capability until you are released by the Detail Leader (DL), the “drop dead” time, or other predetermined conditions have been met.

Advance Agents Will Conduct All Security Coordination And Liaison

Advance agents are responsible for contacting all pertinent “Points of ¬Contact” (POCs) identified in the itinerary or by the principal’s staff in order to personally conduct all of the required security coordination or liaison with the hosting agency or staff. These POCs may include various law enforcement, intelligence, or civilian security agencies that either have involvement in the security function or may provide you with valuable information pertaining to that specific itinerary site. In addition, the advance agents will conduct liaison with the host, event staff, or other POCs who will have responsibility for ¬dealing with the principal at that location. Contact with these people is made in order to gather all available information pertaining to the visit.

Advance Personnel Conduct All Site Surveys

During their first visit to an itinerary location, advance agents will conduct site surveys in order to determine the physical layout, what security measures already exist, and details such as the location of entrances, exits, bathrooms, and other public areas; where to park the motorcade; the location of areas that can be used as safe havens; the location of phone lines that can be used by both the principal and the protective service team; and all other information pertinent to the mission. These surveys help determine the resource requirements needed to establish adequate levels of security for the visit, and enable you to formulate the security plan you will implement. read more…

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