COVID-19 Information

The information on this page was correct as of November 06, 2020 at 12:00 GMT. In accordance with new restrictions announced for the United Kingdom on October 31, please see the below information for updated guidance on local and national restrictions and quarantine procedures. Keep reading for an update on consular services provided by the U.S. Embassy London, …

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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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