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U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania

Security Message for U.S. Citizens:

Europe Travel Alert

May 31, 2016

As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide Americans travelling abroad with information about relevant events, we are alerting U.S. citizens to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and transportation. The large number of tourists visiting Europe in the summer months will present greater targets for terrorists planning attacks in public locations, especially at large events. This Travel Alert expires August 31, 2016.

France will host the European Soccer Championship from June 10 – July 10. Euro Cup stadiums, fan zones, and unaffiliated entertainment venues broadcasting the tournaments in France and across Europe represent potential targets for terrorists, as do other large-scale sporting events and public gathering places throughout Europe. France has extended its state of emergency through July 26 to cover the period of the soccer championship, as well as the Tour de France cycling race which will be held from July 2- 24.  

The Catholic Church’s World Youth Day event is expected to draw up to 2.5 million visitors to Krakow, Poland, between July 26 and July 31. U.S. citizens should be aware that local infrastructure may be strained due to the large number of visitors. Poland will impose border controls at all of its national borders from July 4 to August 2, and visitors to Poland during this period should be prepared to show their passport and undergo stricter security screening throughout Poland.  More information to help prepare for travel to World Youth Day can be found at https://pl.usembassy.gov/world-youth-day-2016/ and https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/go/youthday.html.  

U.S. citizens should also: 

  • Exercise vigilance when in public places or using mass transportation.
  • Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid crowded places.
  • Follow the instructions of local authorities, especially in an emergency.
  • Monitor media and local event information sources and factor updated information into your travel plans and activities.
  • Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions. 
  • Stay in touch with your family, have a plan if you are separated and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.

European authorities continue to take steps to assure public safety and disrupt terrorist plots. We work closely with our allies and will continue to share information with our European partners that will help identify and counter terrorist threats. 

For further information:

 

U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania

Security Message for U.S. Citizens:

Europe Travel Alert

March 22, 2016

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks
of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist
attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by
ISIL.  Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks
throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites,
restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on
June 20, 2016.

U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public
places or using mass transportation.  Be aware of immediate
surroundings and avoid crowded places.  Exercise particular
caution during religious holidays and at large festivals and
events.

U. S. citizens should also:

  • Follow the instructions of local authorities, especially in an
    emergency.
  • Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated
    information into personal travel plans and activities.
  • Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected
    disruptions.
  • Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know
    how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • Register in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
    European governments continue to guard against terrorist
    attacks and conduct raids to disrupt plots.  We work closely
    with our allies and will continue to share information with our
    European partners that will help identify and counter terrorist
    threats.

For further information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide
    Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific
    Information
    .
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to
    receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an
    emergency.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada
    or 1-202-501-444 4 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00
    p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S.
    federal holidays).
  • Follow the Department of State on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Worldwide Caution

March 3,  2016 

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.   

Current information suggests that ISIL, al-Qa'ida, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S.
citizens need to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated July 29, 2015.

For the full text of the Worldwide Caution and select regional or country information, please check the website of the Department of State, http://travel.state.gov.

For further information: 

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution,  Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and  Romania Country Specific Information
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 
  • 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).
  • Follow the Department of State on Twitter and Facebook.
  • The Department of State's Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) provides several resources to enhance the safety and security of the U.S. private sector abroad.  Additional information on OSAC can be found on OSAC.gov or by following OSAC on Twitter.
  • Mariners should also review information at the websites of the National Geospatial Agency, the Maritime Administration, and the U.S. Coast Guard for information related to maritime and port security
    globally.

U.S. Embassy Bucharest

B-dul Dr. Liviu Librescu Nr. 4-6,
Bucharest, Romania 015118

Telephone: +(40) (21) 200-3300 and/or +(40) (21) 270-6000

Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(40) (21) 200-3300

Fax: +(40) (21) 200-3578

E-mail: AcsBucharest@state.gov