NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The State Department issued a travel alert Monday, warning Americans traveling or living abroad to be cautious about anti-American violence in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death.
President Obama announced late Sunday that bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda, was killed by U.S. forces in Abbottabad, about 31 miles north of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad.
In case the killing of the world's most wanted man sparks violence among his followers, the U.S. government advised Americans abroad to stay in their homes or hotels if possible and to avoid mass gatherings or demonstrations.
The State Department said U.S. government agencies around the world are currently at "a heightened state of alert" and recommended that travelers keep up with the local media coverage and stay in contact with family and friends.
Americans traveling or living abroad can also enroll in the Department's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program to receive travel updates and current security information, by going to www.travel.state.gov. This information can also be obtained by calling 1-202-501-4444 for people outside of the U.S. and Canada, or 1-888-407-4747 from inside the U.S. and Canada.
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