Health Alert: Announcing Dammam Repatriation Flight, April 6th

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 2, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event:   The U.S. Mission is pleased to announce that it has arranged with Saudi authorities for a commercial repatriation flight from Dammam, in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, to Washington-Dulles International Airport, on Monday, April 6, 2020.  The Saudia Airlines flight will depart from …

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Health Alert: Riyadh Repatriation Flight, April 3rd

Message for U.S. Citizens – March 31, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event:   The U.S. Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has arranged with Saudi authorities and Saudia Airlines to offer limited commercial flights from the Kingdom to the United States during the period that regular commercial service is suspended to help contain the COVID-19 …

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Security Alert – U. S. Mission Saudi Arabia

Security Alert – U. S. Mission Saudi Arabia – March 29, 2020 Location: Riyadh Event: Saudi authorities have announced that they have intercepted one or more missiles in the Riyadh area. Actions to Take: If you hear a loud explosion or if sirens are activated, immediately seek cover. If in a home or a building, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Location:  Nationwide Event:  The U.S. Mission is working with Saudi authorities to arrange repatriation flights to the United States on a commercial airline.  No flights or departure/arrival locations have been confirmed at this time.  When flights are confirmed, the Mission will inform all persons registered in the STEP system, post the information on the Mission …

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Alert: Additional Curfew and Travel Restrictions within Saudi Arabia

Alert – U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 25, 2020 Location:  Nationwide Event:    To combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has  announced  the following updated restrictions: 1. Travel between regions of the country is prohibited; 2. Travel into or out of the cities of Riyadh, Mecca, and Medina is prohibited; 3. …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia

Health Alert – U.S. Mission Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 23, 2020 Location:  Nationwide Event:  To combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced that a 7 PM to 6 AM curfew will be in effect for 21 days beginning this evening, March 23, with very limited exceptions involving life …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

Global Health Advisory March 19, 2020 Level 4: Do Not Travel   The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia

   Health Alert III – U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia  Location: Throughout Saudi Arabia  Event:  The government of Saudi Arabia has  announced  that as part of its efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus, all domestic flights, as well as bus, taxi, and train transportation will be suspended for a period of 14 days beginning at 6 A.M. tomorrow, Saturday, March 21, 2020.  Actions to Take:  …

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Global Level 3 Health Advisory – Reconsider Travel

Office of the Spokesperson The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Many areas throughout the world are now experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and taking action that may limit traveler mobility, including quarantines and border restrictions.  Even countries, jurisdictions, or areas where cases have not been …

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Security Alert – U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia

Location:  Heightened tension in the Region Event:  In light of events in the region, the Mission wishes to remind the American community to maintain heightened security awareness and follow sound security practices while in Saudi Arabia.  The Mission is not aware of any specific, credible threats to U.S. interests or American citizens in the Kingdom.  …

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Travel Advisory: Saudi Arabia – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

Exercise increased caution in Saudi Arabia due to terrorism and the threat of missile and drone attacks on civilian targets. Do not travel to: Within 50 miles of the border with Yemen due to terrorism and armed conflict. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Saudi Arabia. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist …

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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Jeddah

Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Event: The Consulate is aware of two car bombings in Jeddah on June 7.  There were several injuries and no deaths.  The Consulate is not aware of any U.S. citizens that were involved in the incident.  Please continue to exercise caution as noted in the latest Travel Advisory: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/saudi-arabia-travel-advisory.html . Actions to …

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Security Alert – U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia

Location: Abha International Airport, Asir Province Event: Media report a missile hit Abha International Airport.  The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh and Consulates General in Jeddah and Dhahran are monitoring the situation. Actions to Take: Monitor local news and review safety procedures in case of missile or drone engagements: https://sa.usembassy.gov/security-alert-u-s-mission-saudi-arabia-safety-procedures-case-missile-strikes/ During an Incident Immediately seek shelter or …

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Updated Worldwide Safety and Security Travel Caution

This latest update to the Department of State’s Worldwide Caution provides U.S. citizens with general information regarding terrorist activities, political violence and criminal activity that transpire abroad, as well as specific recommendations on how to prepare for possible contingencies, receive information on breaking security events and ensure that travelers can be contacted in an emergency. …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Closure of U.S. Embassy and Consulates General and Important Hajj Information

Closure of U.S. Embassy and Consulates General The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh and Consulates General in Dhahran and Jeddah will be closed August 20 – 23 for the Eid-al-Adha/Hajj holidays. For emergencies, please contact appropriate Saudi local authorities and then inform the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate using the contact information below. Local first responders in Saudi Arabia can …

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MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS – Travel Advisory for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The U.S. Department of State updated its Travel Advisory for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on August 2, 2018 to provide additional information about the security environment in the Kingdom.  The full text of the updated Advisory can be found below or online at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/SaudiArabia.html U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory August 2, 2018 Kingdom of …

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Security Alert – U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia – Media Report that Saudi Authorities Intercepted a Missile over Riyadh

Security Alert – U. S. Mission Saudi Arabia – June 24, 2018 Location: Riyadh Event: Media report that Saudi authorities intercepted a missile over Riyadh. Actions to Take: Monitor local news and review safety procedures in case of missile strikes:  https://sa.usembassy.gov/security-alert-u-s-mission-saudi-arabia-safety-procedures-case-missile-strikes/ During an Incident Go to the most secure area on the lowest level of your …

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MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS – CLOSURE OF U.S. EMBASSY AND CONSULATES GENERAL

The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh and Consulates General in Dhahran and Jeddah will be closed 17-21 June for the Eid holiday. For emergencies, please contact appropriate Saudi local authorities and then inform the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate using the contact information below. Local first responders in Saudi Arabia can be reached at: Police:  999 Fire: 998

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Security Alert – U. S. Mission Saudi Arabia

Location:  Riyadh Event:  Missile intercept, Riyadh Media report that Saudi authorities intercepted a missile over Riyadh.  Monitor local news and review safety procedures in case of missile strikes:  https://sa.usembassy.gov/security-alert-u-s-mission-saudi-arabia-safety-procedures-case-missile-strikes/ Actions to take: Monitor local media for updates. If you are in need of urgent medical care and/or an immediate police response, call the local emergency number …

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Security Alert – U. S. Mission Saudi Arabia

Location:  Saudi Arabia Event:  Military action taken by the United States, France, and United Kingdom in Syria There may be reaction in the region in response to military action taken by the United States, France, and the United Kingdom in Syria.  The U.S. Mission is not aware of any specific, credible threats to American citizens or …

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Security Alert – U. S. Mission Saudi Arabia April 11, 2018

Location:  Riyadh Event:  Saudi authorities announced that their air defense forces intercepted an unknown number of missiles over Riyadh.  Monitor local news and review safety procedures in case of missile strikes:  https://sa.usembassy.gov/security-alert-u-s-mission-saudi-arabia-safety-procedures-case-missile-strikes/ Actions to take: Monitor local media for updates. If you are in need of urgent medical care and/or an immediate police response, call the …

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