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 the most recent Worldwide Caution message dated January 15, 2019 below and read our Country Information Page for the United Kingdom: United Kingdom Country Information Page
The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed.
Actions to Take:
Keep a low profile.
-Be aware of your surroundings.
-Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists.
-Review your personal security plans.
-Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
- U.S. Embassy London
+(44) (0) 207-499-9000
- U.S. Consulate General Edinburgh
+44 (0) 131 556-8315
- U. S. Consulate General Belfast
+44(0) 28 9038-6100
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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