Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Removal of Unexploded Ordnance

U.S. Consulate General, Germany

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Removal of Unexploded Ordnance

July 1, 2019

The Consulate alerts U.S. citizens living in or traveling to Frankfurt am Main, Germany that German officials report unexploded ordnance in the vicinity of the European Central Bank and Hafenpark.  The German authorities will disarm and dispose of the ordnance in Frankfurt on Sunday, July 7, 2019.  As a routine and standard precaution, they have ordered the evacuation of the area.  To view a map of the evacuation area, click on the following link: https://arcg.is/10u0ff0.  The evacuation area is represented by the colored area on the map.  German authorities have not yet identified the timeframe for Sunday’s ordnance disposal.  U.S. citizens are advised to follow media sources regarding further details about the timing of the defusing and to expect disruptions in the city center on Sunday.

The Consulate advises U.S. citizens in the area to comply with official directions and avoid the area during the ordnance disposal.  U.S. citizens in Germany are urged to comply with police directions and street closures at all times, maintain a high level of vigilance, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security, and monitor local news stations for updates.

The German authorities have a great deal of experience dealing with unexploded ordnance, and this evacuation is a necessary precaution but should not be a cause for alarm.

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•        See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Europe Travel Alert, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information.

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•        The American Citizen Services Unit for the U.S. Embassy Berlin is located at Clayallee 170, 14195 Berlin, and is open by appointment only Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The telephone number for routine calls is answered 2-4 p.m. Monday–Friday +49-69-7535-0; email: acsberlin@state.gov.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance outside of business hours, the after-hours emergency number for the U.S. Embassy Berlin is +49-30-8305-0.

•        The U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt is located at Gießener Strasse 30, 60435 Frankfurt am Main.  The telephone number is +49-69-7535-0 (routine calls, 2-4 p.m. Monday–Friday); e-mail: GermanyACS@state.gov.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance outside of normal business hours, the emergency number for the U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt is +49-69-7535-0

•        The U.S. Consulate General in Munich is located at Königinstrasse 5 and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  The telephone number is +49-89-2888-580 during office hours; e-mail: ConsMunich@state.gov.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance after-hours, the emergency number for the U.S. Consulate General in Munich is +49-89-2888-0.

•        Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).