Information for U.S. Citizens in Ukraine

As the situation in Ukraine continues to unfold, we encourage U.S. citizens in Ukraine and family members to review the information provided on this page for resources and contact details for immediate assistance. U.S. citizens in Ukraine should complete  this online form  so that the State Department can communicate with you. U.S. citizens seeking to depart Ukraine can also call …

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Demonstration Alert: PLANNED DEMONSTRATION AT U.S. EMBASSY LONDON, FEBRUARY 16, 2024

Location:  U.S. Embassy London, London, United Kingdom Event:  According to Metropolitan Police, a planned demonstration is expected to take place at the U.S. Embassy in London on Friday, February 16, 2024. U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid areas of demonstrations and always exercise caution within the vicinity of demonstrations or if caught in a demonstration.  …

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Demonstration Alert: PLANNED DEMONSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT LONDON, FEBRUARY 3-4, 2024

Location:  London, United Kingdom Event:  Media report planned demonstrations are scheduled to occur in London on Saturday, February 3 and possibly on Sunday, February 4. U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid areas of demonstrations and always exercise caution within the vicinity of demonstrations or if caught in a demonstration.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: VOTING IN 2024 U.S. FEDERAL ELECTIONS

VOTING IN 2024 U.S. FEDERAL ELECTIONS Your vote counts! Did you know that many U.S. federal elections for the House of Representatives and Senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot that is valid and reaches local …

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Demonstration Alert: PLANNED DEMONSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED KINGDOM, JANUARY 13-14, 2024

Location:  United Kingdom (Countrywide) Event:  Media report planned demonstrations are scheduled to occur throughout the United Kingdom on Saturday, January 13, and Sunday, January 14, 2024. U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid areas of demonstrations and always exercise caution within the vicinity of demonstrations or if caught in a demonstration.  Even demonstrations intended to be …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy London (December 28, 2023)

Location:  United Kingdom (Countrywide) Event: During the holiday season there is potential for increased crime and acts of violent extremism.  U.S. citizens should exercise extra vigilance at public New Year’s celebrations; holiday festivals, markets, and events; places of worship; demonstrations; and locations with large crowds.  Please find additional information and guidance here . U.S. citizens are …

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Demonstration Alert: PLANNED DEMONSTRATION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, DECEMBER 20, 2023

Location:  London, United Kingdom Event:  Media report a planned demonstration is expected to take place on December 20, 2023 beginning at 10 Downing Street and proceeding to the U.S. Embassy in London. U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid areas of demonstrations and always exercise caution within the vicinity of demonstrations or if caught in a …

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Demonstration Alert: PLANNED DEMONSTRATIONS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, DECEMBER 16 and 17, 2023

Location:  United Kingdom (Countrywide) Event:  Media report various planned demonstrations are expected to take place throughout the United Kingdom the weekend of December 16 and 17.  Protests are planned throughout central London, Belfast, Glasgow, and various other cities. U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid areas of demonstrations and always exercise caution within the vicinity of …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: Temporary Facility Closure at the Consulate General in Edinburgh from December 12 through April 2024

Location:  Scotland, United Kingdom The U.S. Consulate General Edinburgh facility is now closed temporarily through April 2024. Consular staff in Edinburgh will remain available remotely for virtual assistance for U.S. citizen consular enquiries. To contact our office during this time please email Edinburgh-Info@state.gov . For passport, notary, or citizenship needs during the above period please use …

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Demonstration Alert: PLANNED DEMONSTRATIONS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, DECEMBER 9, 2023

Location:  United Kingdom (Countrywide) Event:  Media report various planned demonstrations are expected to take place throughout the United Kingdom the weekend of December 9.  Protests are planned throughout central London, Belfast, Edinburgh, and potentially, various other cities. U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid areas of demonstrations and always exercise caution within the vicinity of demonstrations …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: Emergency Passport and Citizenship Services Offered November 29, 2023 through December 12, 2023

Location:  Scotland, United Kingdom In preparation for a construction project at the U.S. Consulate General Edinburgh facility, routine Passport and Citizenship Services have now been suspended until April 2024. The U.S. Embassy in London and the U.S. Consulate General in Belfast remain fully operational and welcome US citizens in Scotland to seek assistance there during …

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Demonstration Alert: PLANNED DEMONSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED KINGDOM, DECEMBER 2 AND 3, 2023

Location:  United Kingdom (Countrywide) Event:  Media report various planned demonstrations are expected to take place throughout the United Kingdom on December 2 and 3.  Protests are planned throughout central London, Edinburgh, and various other cities. U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid areas of demonstrations and to always exercise caution within the vicinity of demonstrations or …

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Secretary Buttigieg on The International Maritime Organization Assembly

Secretary Buttigieg DTC Script International Maritime Organization Assembly Distributed November 27, 2023 Hello, I’m U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. I’d first like to recognize the leadership and record of Secretary-General Lim. And I offer our best wishes to Secretary-General Elect Dominguez, who already has a strong history at the International Maritime Organization. As you all gather for …

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Alert: U.S. EMBASSY AND U.S. CONSULATES GENERAL CLOSURES, HOLIDAY SECURITY ALERT, AND PLANNED DEMONSTRATIONS.

Location:  United Kingdom (Countrywide) Thanksgiving Closures:  The U.S. Embassy in London, U.S. Consulate General in Belfast, and the U.S. Consulate General in Edinburgh will close early today, November 22, 2023, and will remain closed on November 23 in recognition of the Thanksgiving Holiday.  U.S. Embassy London will close at 14:30 local time and the Consulates General will …

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Demonstration Alert: PLANNED DEMONSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED KINGDOM, NOVEMBER 18, 2023

Demonstration Alert:  PLANNED DEMONSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED KINGDOM, NOVEMBER 18, 2023 Location:  United Kingdom (Countrywide) Event:  Media report various planned demonstrations are expected to take place throughout the United Kingdom on November 18.  Protests are planned throughout central London, Glasgow, and various other cities. U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid areas of demonstrations and to …

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Demonstration Alert: PLANNED DEMONSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED KINGDOM, NOVEMBER 11 – 12, 2023

Location:  United Kingdom (Countrywide) Event:  Media report various planned demonstrations are expected to take place throughout the United Kingdom on November 11 & 12.  Protests are planned throughout central London, Edinburgh, and various other cities.  Metropolitan Police indicate a planned march and demonstration will follow a route that includes a stop at the U.S. Embassy …

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Demonstration Alert: PLANNED DEMONSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED KINGDOM, NOVEMBER 4 – 5, 2023

Location:  United Kingdom (Countrywide) Media report various planned demonstrations are expected to take place throughout the United Kingdom on November 4 & 5.  Protests are planned throughout central London, Belfast, Edinburgh, and various other cities.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid areas of demonstrations and to always exercise caution within the vicinity of demonstrations or …

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Demonstration Alert: PLANNED DEMONSTRATIONS AT U.S. EMBASSY LONDON AND AROUND LONDON – OCTOBER 27 AND 28, 2023, 12:00 – 17:00 LOCAL TIME

Location:  U.S. Embassy London, London, United Kingdom According to Metropolitan Police, planned demonstrations are expected to take place on Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28, between 1200-1700 local time at the U.S. Embassy in London located at 33 Nine Elms Lane, SW11 7US and within central London.  U.S. citizens are always advised to avoid …

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Security Alert: WORLDWIDE CAUTION (OCTOBER 19, 2023)

Security Alert – WORLDWIDE CAUTION (OCTOBER 19, 2023) Location: Worldwide Caution Event: Due to increased tensions in various locations around the world, the potential for terrorist attacks, demonstrations or violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests, the Department of State advises U.S. citizens overseas to exercise increased caution. U.S. citizens should: Stay alert in locations frequented …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport and Citizenship Services Temporarily Unavailable at the Consulate General in Edinburgh Nov 30, 2023 to April 2024

Message to U.S. Citizens:  Routine Passport and Citizenship Services Temporarily Unavailable from November 30, 2023 through April 2024 (October 16, 2023) Location:  Scotland, United Kingdom  In preparation for a construction project at the U.S. Consulate General Edinburgh facility, routine Passport and Citizenship services will not be available starting November 30, 2023 through April 2024. All …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: ROUTINELY REVIEW YOUR PERSONAL SECURITY PLANS (OCTOBER 11, 2023)

Message to U.S. Citizens:  ROUTINELY REVIEW YOUR PERSONAL SECURITY PLANS (OCTOBER 11, 2023) Location:  United Kingdom, Countrywide The U.S. Embassy in London encourages U.S. citizens to routinely review their personal security plans.  Large public events, such as demonstrations, can be accompanied by a higher risk for violence.  Planned attacks and criminal activity often occur in …

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Message to U.S. Citizens:  PLANNED DEMONSTRATION AT U.S. EMBASSY LONDON – WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2023, 13:00 – 17:05

Demonstration Alert:  PLANNED DEMONSTRATION AT U.S. EMBASSY LONDON – WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2023, 13:00 – 17:05 Location:  U.S. Embassy London, London, United Kingdom A planned demonstration is expected to take place on Wednesday, July 19 at 13:00 local time at the U.S. Embassy in London located at 33 Nine Elms Lane, SW11 7US.  U.S. citizens …

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Security Alert: UPDATE TO PREVIOUS SECURITY ALERT – SAFE TO RE-ENTER NOTTINGHAM CITY CENTRE FOLLOWING SECURITY INCIDENT (13 June 2023)

Location:  Nottingham City Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom According to Nottinghamshire Police, the investigation into the incident that took place at the Nottingham City Centre on the morning of June 13 is ongoing.  The police report that “it is safe to go into the city centre but there are a number of streets that will remain …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: SECURITY ALERT – REPORTS OF SECURITY INCIDENT IN NOTTINGHAM CITY CENTRE (13 June 2023)

Location:  Nottingham City Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom The Nottinghamshire Police are reporting that a security incident occurred on the morning of June 13 at the Nottingham City Centre.  U.S. citizens in the area are urged to avoid this area and to follow local media and other information sources for additional guidance.  You can follow police …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: ROAD CLOSURES AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION CHANGES DURING CORONATION WEEKEND, MAY 06 – 08, 2023 (05 MAY 2023)

Message to U.S. Citizens:  ROAD CLOSURES AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION CHANGES DURING CORONATION WEEKEND, MAY 06 – 08, 2023 (05 MAY 2023) Location:  London, United Kingdom The official Coronation Service and Procession will be held at Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace on May 06.  Other activities are scheduled to take place throughout the entire weekend and …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: ROAD CLOSURES AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION CHANGES APRIL 22-23 FOR LONDON MARATHON (19 APRIL 2023)

Message to U.S. Citizens:  ROAD CLOSURES AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION CHANGES APRIL 22-23 FOR LONDON MARATHON (19 APRIL 2023)  Location:  London, United Kingdom  The 2023 London Marathon will take place Sunday April 23 and will require road closures and parking restrictions throughout London.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to monitor local transportation information, visit the TCS London Marathon website for information …

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Security Alert – U.S. EMBASSY LONDON (28 MARCH 2023)

Location:  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Countrywide  Event:  UK Government raises Northern Ireland-related Terrorism Threat Level  As a precautionary measure, the government of the United Kingdom raised its national security threat level for Northern Ireland from substantial to severe on Tuesday, March 28.  A threat level of severe means that an attack …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport and Citizenship Services Temporarily Unavailable at the Consulate General in Edinburgh March 6 to March 21, 2023

Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport and Citizenship Services Temporarily Unavailable at the U.S. Consulate General in Edinburgh March 06, through March 21, 2023 (28 February 2023) Location:  Scotland, United KingdomThe U.S. Consulate General Edinburgh will be closed for passport and citizenship services starting Monday, March 06, 2023 through March 21, 2023. Consular services will resume …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy London (December 16, 2022)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy London (December 16, 2022)  Location:  United Kingdom, Countrywide  Event:  During the holiday season there is the potential for increased crime and acts of violent extremism.   Planned attacks and criminal activity often occur in crowded public locations such as holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Disruptions to Holiday Travel Throughout the United Kingdom (December 9, 2022)

Message for U.S. Citizens:  Possible Disruptions to Holiday Travel Throughout the United Kingdom (December 9, 2022)  Ongoing strikes are expected to take place during the month of December 2022 and into January 2023, throughout the United Kingdom.  These actions may cause disruptions in transportation and other routine public services, and impact holiday travel.  U.S. citizens …

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Message to U.S. Citizens:  Passport and Citizenship Services Temporarily Unavailable at the Consulate General in Edinburgh Dec 15, 2022 to Jan 3, 2023

Message to U.S. Citizens:  Passport and Citizenship Services Temporarily Unavailable at the U.S. Consulate General in Edinburgh December 15, 2022 through January 3, 2023 (December 5, 2022)  Location:  Scotland, United Kingdom  The U.S. Consulate General in Edinburgh will be closed for passport and citizenship services from Thursday, December 15, 2022 to Tuesday, January 3, 2023.  …

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U.S. – UK Joint Statement on Green Shipping Corridor Collaboration Announcement at COP27 World Leaders Summit

7 November 2022.  During the World Leaders Summit of COP27, the United States and the United Kingdom underline our support of the Green Shipping Challenge, which builds on last year’s Clydebank Declaration for green shipping corridors and are pleased to announce our intention to support the establishment of green shipping corridors between our countries. Green …

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Department of State Counselor Derek Chollet visit to Belfast, Northern Ireland

Department of State Counselor Derek Chollet visited Belfast, Northern Ireland October 10 to meet political leaders as well as civil society and private sector representatives to reaffirm the United States support for the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and the restoration of the region’s devolved institutions. While in Northern Ireland, Counselor Chollet’s discussions focused on strengthening trade …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting Week is October 1-8, 2022

Absentee Voting Week is October 1-8, 2022. Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2022 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In some states voter registration and ballot request deadlines for the November 2022 are as early as October 5.  Whether you are a first-time voter or …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: Closures Related to Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral on Monday, September 19, 2022

Message to U.S. Citizens:  Closures Related to Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral on Monday, September 19, 2022 (September 16, 2022) Location:  United Kingdom In observance of the State Funeral of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and resulting UK bank holiday, many shops, pharmacies, groceries, and other food outlets will be closed …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Services, Including Visa, Passport and Citizenship Services, Temporarily Unavailable on Monday, September 19, 2022

Message for U.S. Citizens:  Consular Services, Including Visa, Passport and Citizenship Services, Temporarily Unavailable on Monday, September 19, 2022. The U.S. Embassy in London and the U.S. Consulates General in Belfast and Edinburgh will be closed on Monday, September 19, 2022, due to the bank holiday announced for the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: July Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2022 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2022 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  in 2022.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy London

Location:  Countrywide Event:  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for  Monkeypox in Multiple Countries .​​ Actions to Take: Travelers should AVOID : Close contact with sick people, including those with skin lesions or genital lesions. Contact with dead or live wild animals such as small mammals including rodents (rats, squirrels) and non-human primates (monkeys, …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Online Fee Payments Now Accepted for Adult U.S. Passport Renewal Applications

U. S. Embassy London 01/31/2022   ANNOUNCEMENT: Online fee payments for adult U.S. passport renewal applications are now accepted in the UK. Paying online allows U.S. citizens to submit their applications via mail without needing to obtain a postal money order or bank draft or having to appear in person at the U.S. Embassy. Qualifying …

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Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world!

U. S. Embassy London January 28, 2022   Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state. Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register. Go to FVAP.gov to connect to …

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Travel and Health Alert: U.S. Embassy London, United Kingdom

Travel and Health Alert: U.S. Embassy London, United Kingdom (November 29, 2021)   Location:  United Kingdom Event:  Travel and Health Alert On 28 November 2021, the United Kingdom updated its COVID-19 testing and quarantine rules for travel to England.  The new rules come into effect on Tuesday, 30 November at 4:00am. There are separate rules …

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Travel and Health Alert: U.S. Embassy London, United Kingdom (November 1, 2021)

Travel and Health Alert: U.S. Embassy London, United Kingdom (November 1, 2021) U. S. Embassy London November 01, 2021   Location: United Kingdom Event: Travel and Health Alert The Department of State encourages all U.S. citizens to enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security and health updates. On October 25, 2021, the Biden Administration released a …

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Message to U.S. Citizens:  Disruptions in Glasgow and Edinburgh During COP26

Location:  Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) will take place in Glasgow October 31-November 12, 2021.  This may cause disruptions in transportation and other routine public services throughout the Glasgow and Edinburgh metropolitan areas.  Large protests are expected to take place throughout the duration of the conference.  U.S. Consulate …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy London (May 25, 2021)

U. S. Embassy London May 25, 2021   Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy London  Location: United Kingdom Event: U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports. If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy London, UK

Location: United Kingdom and Northern Ireland Event: CDC To Require Negative COVID Test From Air Travelers From United Kingdom Effective on December 28, 2020, air passengers arriving from the United Kingdom (U.K.) must present a negative COVID test, via PCR or Antigen test, no more than 72 hours before departure from the U.K. to the United States. …

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Security Alert: UK Government Raises National Security Threat Level to Severe

Location: United Kingdom Event: UK Government Raises National Security Threat Level to Severe As a precautionary measure, the government of the United Kingdom raised its national security threat level to severe on Tuesday, November 03.A threat level of severe means that an attack is highly likely. More information about U.K. threat levels is available at the  MI5 website . …

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UK Travel Information following Coronavirus (COVID-19) Proclamation

U. S. Embassy London March 12, 2020 (updated March 17) Entry is suspended, per Presidential Proclamation, of non-LPR foreign nationals who were present in the People’s Republic of China, not including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the 26 countries that comprise the Schengen Area, the United …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy London, United Kingdom (March 25, 2020)

Location:  United Kingdom Event:  Health Alert The Department of State encourages all U.S. citizens to enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security and health updates. On March 23, Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined strict new measures to tackle the spread of coronavirus.  The new measures include the closure of shops selling non-essential goods, libraries, playgrounds, outdoor …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy London, United Kingdom (March 23, 2020)

Location:  United Kingdom Event:  Health Alert The UK Department of Health & Social Care confirmed 5,683 cases of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom as of March 22, 2020. U.S. government personnel are being advised to telework, whenever possible.  In accordance with guidance from local authorities, staff reporting to the U.S. Embassy are strongly advised to …

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Urgent Information for Visa Applicants Regarding Novel Coronavirus

Entry of aliens who were present in China, excluding the Special Autonomous Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within 14 days prior to their arrival at the port of entry in the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamation

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy London

Location:  United Kingdom, countrywide Event:  Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. Out of an abundance of caution, U.S. Embassy personnel are instructed to maintain a high level of vigilance and practice good situational awareness.  For additional information, please read …

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Security Alert from the U. S. Embassy for the Holiday Season 2019

Security Alert U.S. Embassy London November 27 2019 Location:  United Kingdom, countrywide Event:  During the holiday season, security measures in the United Kingdom remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by violent extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Violent extremists continue to focus on locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, …

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Security Alert from the U. S. Embassy for the Holiday Season 2018

Security Alert U. S. Embassy London December 03, 2018   Location United Kingdom, countrywide Event During the holiday season security measures in the United Kingdom remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such as Christmas holiday …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Edinburgh

Location: Throughout Scotland and U.S. Consulate General Edinburgh Event: Several demonstrations are being planned surrounding the visit of the President of the United States to Scotland on July 13 and July 14, 2018. Several of the events are expected to attract large crowds and there will be road closures in connection with those events. Demonstrations …

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