Improvements to Safety and Security Information

U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany Improvements to Safety and Security Information January 9, 2018   A Message to U.S. Citizens from Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Kent Logsdon   You spoke and we listened!  Beginning January 10, the State Department is changing the way it communicates with you by making it easier to access clear, timely, and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.   U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events.  This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated March ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe (1 Sept. 2017)

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.  This travel alert expires on November 30, 2017. Recent, widely reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Removal of Unexploded Ordnance August 30, 2017

The Embassy alerts U.S. citizens living in or traveling to Frankfurt, Germany that German officials report unexploded ordnance has been discovered at a construction site near the Gruenenberg Park in Frankfurt am Main.  The Frankfurt authorities will disarm and dispose of the ordnance on Sunday morning, September 3, 2017, and as a routine and standard ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Violence escalating during G20 protests in Hamburg

U.S. Embassy Berlin informs U.S. citizens to avoid moving around within Hamburg due to escalated violence at demonstrations, road closures and disruptions to public transportation during the G20 event.  The Hamburg Police requested and received police reinforcements from other cities.  U.S. citizens are advised to monitor local media and follow instructions from the local police, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential for Demonstrations and Travel Delays in Hamburg during the G20 Summit

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Hamburg, Germany to possible travel delays and security concerns related to the G20 Summit in Hamburg, on July 7th and 8th, 2017. Hamburg and German federal authorities are preparing for potential protests from both international and local groups due to the event.  These ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe. This Travel Alert expires on September 1, 2017. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ability to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Police Activity in Essen

U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt, Germany Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Police Activity in Essen March 11, 2017 Media are reporting that police in Essen have closed the Limbecker Platz shopping mall in central Essen until further notice. There is ongoing police activity in the area. You should avoid the area, maintain a high level of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Police Activity at Dusseldorf Central Train Station

U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt, Germany Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Police Activity at Dusseldorf Central Train Station March 10, 2017 Media are reporting that an axe attack occurred at the central train station in Dusseldorf.  There is extensive ongoing police activity in the area. You should avoid the area, maintain a high level of vigilance, take appropriate steps ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in conjunction with the Munich Security Conference

U.S. Consulate General Munich informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in central Munich on February 17 – 18, 2017 on the margins of the annual Munich Security Conference held this year February 17 – 19, 2017: A demonstration and counter-demonstration regarding Bangladesh are expected to take place at Lenbachplatz on Friday, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Berlin Christmas Market Incident

This message updates the Emergency Message the U. S. Embassy in Berlin sent on December 19 informing U.S. citizens that a truck drove into the Christmas Market at Breitscheidplatz.  German media reports the Christmas market attack investigation continues and the perpetrator of the attack may still be at large.  In light of the on-going investigation, ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Truck Incident at Berlin Holiday Market

U. S. Embassy Berlin informs U.S. citizens that on December 19 a truck drove into the Christmas Market at Breitscheidplatz.  Police have surrounded the area.  U.S. citizens in Germany are encouraged to avoid the area ofBreitscheidplatz.  We urge U.S. citizens in Berlin to contact family members and loved ones to notify them that you are ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets.  This Travel Alert expires on February 20, 2017. Credible information indicates the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh), ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  Current information suggests that terrorist groups continue to plan attacks in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations planned in Koln/Cologne

The U. S. Embassy in Berlin informs U.S. citizens living in or traveling to Germany that five demonstrations are planned for Sunday, July 31, 2016 in Koln/Cologne, Germany. These demonstrations are reportedly in response to the attempted military coup in Turkey. The demonstrations are expected at the Deutz Wharf (Deutzer Hafen) starting at 3:00 p.m. ...
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Security Message Update on Munich Shootings

Munich police have announced a “Cautious All Clear” for Munich as of 1:26 AM local time, and that public transport service has resumed.  Air traffic at the Munich airport continues to arrive and depart as scheduled without interruption. Munich police believe that a single shooter was responsible for the shootings, and that the shooter is ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Shots Fired at Multiple Locations in Munich

[Update 21:33] Media are reporting that Munich authorities have declared an emergency using the city’s smartphone warning system. Residents have been warned not to leave their homes:  For your own safety, avoid squares and streets: perpetrators are on the run. Train and bus transport suspended. Turn radio and TV on.  Munich’s mainline railway station is ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Alert Europe

U.S. Embassy Berlin Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Travel Alert Europe June 1, 2016   As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide Americans travelling abroad with information about relevant events, we are alerting U.S. citizens to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Alert Europe

U.S. Embassy Berlin Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Travel Alert Europe March 23, 2016    The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.  Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

U.S. Embassy Berlin Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Updated Worldwide Caution March 7, 2016   The Department of State has updated the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Current information suggests that ISIL, al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, and other terrorist ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security in Europe

U.S. Embassy Berlin Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security in Europe January 5, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Berlin reminds U.S. citizens that U.S. and European authorities continue to warn of possible terrorist attacks in Europe, citing repeated threats by terror groups.  The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of our Worldwide Travel Alert that urges U.S. citizens to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Terror Threat In Munich

U.S. Consulate General Munich Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Terror Threat In Munich January 1, 2016 The U.S. Consulate General Munich alerts U.S. citizens to information transmitted via Twitter within the last hour by the Munich Police of a terror threat in Munich.  According to Munich Police, all group gatherings and the Hauptbahnhof (main train station) ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security in Europe

The U.S. Embassy in Berlin reminds U.S. citizens that U.S. and European authorities continue to warn of possible terrorist attacks in Europe, citing repeated threats by terror groups.  As we approach the end of 2015, the U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of our Worldwide Travel Alert that urges travelers to exercise particular caution during the holiday season and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Travel Alert

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats.  Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both ...
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