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McDonald’s in Austria to serve as mini-embassies for US tourists

McDonald’s locations in Austria will start doubling as mini-embassies for American tourists. Normally, when someone loses their passport while traveling, stopping by McDonald’s should be the last thing on their mind. Starting May 15, however, that’s exactly what they should do (if they’re American and they’re in Austria). The US Embassy in Vienna made the announcement on Facebook. It was accompanied by a photo of United States Ambassador to Austria, Trevor Traina, signing the agreement with Isabelle Kuster, Austria’s McDonald’s chief, over a cup of McCafe coffee. The post reads “American citizens traveling in Austria who find themselves in distress and without a way to contact the US Embassy can enter — as of Wednes ...