COVID-19 Information

The information on this page was correct as of July 16, 2021 at 15:00 GMT. Important: Although some international travel is allowed by the UK government to amber list countries from July 19, U.S. government travel restrictions remain in place for travel from the United Kingdom to the United States. Please  read the Presidential Proclamation  and  read our FAQs  to see if you …

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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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Travel Advisory: U.S. Embassy and Consulates in the United Kingdom, May 11, 2021

U. S. Embassy London May 11, 2021   United Kingdom – Level 3: Reconsider Travel Reconsider travel to the United Kingdom due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to terrorism. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for …

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Travel Advisory: U.S. Embassy and Consulates in the United Kingdom, April 22, 2021

U. S. Embassy London April 22, 2021   United Kingdom – Level 4: Do Not Travel Do not travel to the United Kingdom due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to terrorism. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel …

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New U.S. Embassy in London Receives Award of Excellence from Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), a leading international organization in the field of tall buildings and urban sustainability, honored the U.S. Embassy in London as a 2020 Award of Excellence Winner in the Best Tall Building Under 100 Meters category.

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CDC To Require Negative COVID Test From All Air Travelers Entering United States

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the U.S., including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents, to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19.

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Georgia Special Election Voting Message

Voters in the State of Georgia have additional chances to make their voices heard this election cycle. The State of Georgia will hold two Special Elections runoffs for the state’s two U.S. Senate seats on January 5, 2021. Georgia will also hold a Special Election runoff to determine the U.S. Congressional Representative for Georgia’s 5th …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy London, United Kingdom – November 3, 2020

On October 31, Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined new restrictions in response to the continuing spread of coronavirus. In light of the new restrictions, the U.S. Mission to the United Kingdom has reduced some routine in-person consular services

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What does Brexit hold for U.S. Companies in 2021?

The UK officially left the EU on January 31, 2020 and will end its transition period on December 31, 2020. Find out what you need to know to continue doing business after the transition. In addition to a market overview, topics will include travel and immigration, cross-border trade (U.S.-UK and UK–EU), and updates on potential …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy United Kingdom – August 28, 2020

U. S. Embassy London August 28, 2020   Location Central London, United Kingdom Event Scheduled and pop-up demonstrations as well as counter-protests are being planned for August 29 to September 1, 2020 across the United Kingdom. The majority will be focused in central London but may occur without warning in cities throughout the UK or …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy London, United Kingdom – June 03, 2020

U. S. Embassy London June 03, 2020   Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy London, United Kingdom – June 03, 2020 Location:  Central London, Edinburgh, Belfast – United Kingdom Event:  Numerous demonstrations are being planned for June 3 to 7, 2020 across the United Kingdom.  The majority of the demonstrations will be focused in central London.  Several …

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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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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 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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U.S. Embassy Facilitates Travel For More Than 10,000 Britons to Work a Summer in America

Today, the U.S. Embassy in London welcomed hundreds of young UK citizens as they applied for their J1 Visas that will allow them to work as counselors in summer camps across the United States.  The program has existed for over 50 years, allowing tens of thousands of British citizens to spend a summer working in …

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Our Social Media Explained

We want to have a conversation with you. Find out here how to connect with us online. Twitter   Ambassador Johnson – @USAmbUK This is the official Twitter account of U.S. Ambassador Woody Johnson. (All tweets posted after 23 Aug 2017 by Ambassador Johnson). Embassy London – @USAinUK Our oldest and biggest Twitter account. Is what it says it is – a mini USA …

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Medicare Cards with New ID Number – Registration Problems

MEDICARE CARDS WITH NEW ID NUMBER Federal Benefits Unit, London U.S. Embassy London   Posted January 27, 2019 by the Federal Befits/Social Security Office at the U.S. Embassy London. The Center for Medicare Services online registration process does NOT accept foreign postal codes. You can request a replacement Medicare Card through our office.  Please email  FBU.London@ssa.gov  as follows: Use a …

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U.S. Government Shutdown – Embassy London is OPEN for Visa and Passport appointments

U.S. Embassy London December 22, 2018 The Federal Government of the United States of America is currently in a Lapse of Appropriations period starting Saturday, December 22, 2018. Scheduled passport and visas services, and emergency services for U.S. citizens, will continue at the U.S. Embassy London and our Consulates in Belfast and Edinburgh during the …

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We are holding another Auction!

The U.S. Embassy, London, United Kingdom is selling surplus property via web based online auction. The auction opens for bidding 08:00am GMT, Friday, December 07 and closes 4:00pm GMT, Friday, December 14, 2018. Surplus Property is being sold according to the regulations of the U.S. Department of State.  Each lot has an assigned unique number …

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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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Common Scams & How to Avoid Them

Scammers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their attempts to obtain personal details. There is no one group of people who are more likely to become a victim of a scam; all of us may be targeted by an elaborate scam at some point in time here in the United Kingdom.

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Voting in the 2018 U.S. House and Senate Elections

Your Vote Counts! Did you know that many U.S. elections for House and Senate seats 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 as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot …

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We are holding another Auction!

The U.S. Embassy, London, United Kingdom is selling surplus property (including one embassy vehicle) via web based online auction. The auction opens for bidding 08:00am, Monday, July 30 until 16:00pm, Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Surplus Property is being sold according to the regulations of the U.S. Department of State. Each lot has an assigned unique …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy United Kingdom – July 10, 2018

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy United Kingdom – July 10, 2018 Location: London Event: Numerous demonstrations are being planned for July 12 to 14, 2018, surrounding the visit of the President of the United States to the United Kingdom. The majority of the demonstrations will be focused in central London on July 13, with …

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U.S. Embassy’s Women in STEM Engagement: A Day with An Aspiring Science Diplomat

The first Saudi woman to combine the fields of medicine and diplomacy, Dr. al Shouli was inspired by the Science Diplomacy conference to one day represent her country as a female science minister.

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Protests

December 06, 2017 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.  The U.S. Embassy in London reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and …

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Security Incident at Oxford Circus Station, London

UNITED STATES EMBASSY LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Incident at Oxford Circus Station, London November 24, 2017   UPDATE: 1815 GMT:  resolved.  @MetpoliceUK report no evidence of gunfire. The U.S. Embassy in London informs U.S. citizens that there has been a security incident at Oxford Street underground station and Oxford street in …

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Thanksgiving: A Cornucopia of Culinary Traditions

In the autumn of 1621, almost one year after the English Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in what is now Massachusetts, they gathered with the Wampanoag Indians for a feast celebrating the colonists’ first successful harvest. A blend of Native American and English Puritan customs, the three-day celebration combined eating with expressions of gratitude and …

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Happy Birthday, America!

This year the U.S, Embassy London and Consulates celebrated the Declaration of Independence a little earlier than usual. Check out the photos on Flickr from the Embassy’s Independence Day party at Winfield House , the official U.S. Ambassador’s residence in London! We also created a 360-degree video of the fireworks –  you can rotate the view using the control in the top-left …

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Secretary Tillerson Official Travel to London

U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson will make his first official visit to London on Friday, May 26th, to meet with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and extend condolences for the May 22 terrorist attack in Manchester on behalf of the American people to the British people and Her Majesty’s Government.

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Incident at Manchester Arena

23 May 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Incident at Manchester Arena (updated at 13:55 BST) The U.S. Embassy in London informs U.S. citizens of a major incident that occurred on the night of May 22 at Manchester Arena in Manchester.  U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area, heed instructions from UK …

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New Embassy Benefits

One of the primary goals of Kieran Timberlake’s design is to demonstrate exceptional environmental leadership that is at or beyond the leading edge of practice when the building is completed. The design team established the following goals above and beyond the already stringent requirements established by the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations for the New …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens:  Incident in Westminster

U. S. Embassy London Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens:  Incident in Westminster 22 March 2017   The U.S. Embassy in London informs U.S. citizens that there has been a security incident on Westminster Bridge near Parliament.  U.S. citizens should heed guidance from local authorities and maintain security awareness.  View updates from the Metropolitan Police at …

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TRH The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit the Embassy to sign condolence book

U.S. Embassy London Grosvenor Square, UK 14 June 2016   Earlier today TRH The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visited the Embassy to sign our condolence book for victims of the Orlando, Florida, shootings:   Here is the  condolence message from TRH The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall :   Condolence message from TRH The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall following the Orlando, Florida, …

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New Embassy – News archive & Timeline

Abbreviations used: CAC = Controlled Access Compound NLE = New London Embassy 2015 December 2015 Topping-out ceremony. November 2015 Internal curtain wall completed for the Pacific forest and Mid Atlantic gardens Curtain Wall installation has moved onto level 8. Raised flooring installation continues levels 1 through 3 The glazing on the CAC’s has started and continues …

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OBO in London – The New London Embassy

The  Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO)  directs the worldwide overseas building program for the Department of State and the U.S. Government community serving abroad. In concert with other State Department bureaus, foreign affairs agencies, and Congress, OBO sets worldwide priorities for the design, construction, acquisition, maintenance, use, and sale of real properties and the use of sales proceeds. OBO’s mission …

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The old American Embassy London Chancery Building

As of January 2018 the U.S. Embassy in London is now located in a new building in Nine Elms . History The United States has been associated with Grosvenor Square in London’s Mayfair since the late eighteenth century when John Adams, the first United States Minister to the Court of St. James’s, lived from 1785 to 1788 in the house …

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Welcome to our new website !

Welcome to our new-look website !  Our new web address is https://uk.usembassy.gov We hope you will like the new look and will find navigating the site easier. The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding …

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A Note on Our New Embassy

17 January 2014 (This article originally appeared on  Ambassador Barzun’s Tumblr ) AMBASSADOR BARZUN: I noticed a few news outlets this week reporting that funding for the construction of our new Embassy building may be removed. As this might cause concern among those excited and invested in the redevelopment of Nine Elms, I wanted to put minds at …

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U.S. Embassy London remembers the Centenary of the U.S. Entry into WWI with the City of London

Outdoor photo exhibition at the London Guildhall, April 2017. Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: The Doughboys 1917-18 is an outdoor art exhibition, the latest in an acclaimed series photographed by Michael St. Maur Sheil, which documents the battlefields of the First World War and tells the story of the U.S. entry into WWI. The  exhibition  can …

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Battersea Park Library Showcases New Design

As part of this month’s London Festival of Architecture, Battersea Park library is hosting an exhibition showing the winning design for the new American embassy planned for Nine Elms.  The exhibition is part of the U.S. Embassy’s commitment to actively engage with the residents of Wandsworth, as the project progresses. On June 22, U.S. Embassy …

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New London Embassy Design Competition Exhibit Officially Opens

26 May 2010 New London Embassy Design Competition Exhibit Department of State, Office of the Spokesman Washington, DC The New London Embassy design competition exhibit officially opened today at the headquarters of the American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C. The exhibit celebrates the completion of the design competition to select the architect for the …

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New Design Unveiling

Ambassador Louis B. Susman Announcement of Winning Architect for Design of New U.S. Embassy   AMB SUSMAN: Good afternoon. I would like to welcome the press to an exciting moment in the history of the U.S. Embassy in London. Today we take an important step forward toward creating a new United States Embassy – a …

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United States Announces Winner of New London Embassy Design Competition

23 February 2010 U.S. Embassy London Press Office U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Louis B. Susman, and Acting Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, Adam Namm, announced today that KieranTimberlake of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has won the design competition for the New London Embassy. [See: High-resolution images and video ] KieranTimberlake’s design met the goal of creating a modern, welcoming, timeless, …

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