Security Alert: Authorized Departure for U.S. Mission Personnel

Security Alert – U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia, June 27, 2020 Location: Riyadh Event:   On June 26, 2020, the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of non-emergency U.S. personnel and family members from the U.S. Mission to Saudi Arabia, which is comprised of the Embassy in Riyadh and the Consulates General in Jeddah and Dhahran, due to the COVID-19 …

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Health Alert: Repatriation Flight from Dammam, July 3

Health Alert: Repatriation Flight from Dammam, July 3  Message for U.S. Citizens – June 25, 2020    Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  Event:  The Mission continues to work with Saudi authorities to facilitate repatriation flights to the United States during the period in which international air travel is suspended due to COVID-19.  Saudia Airlines has announced a flight from Dammam to Washington-Dulles …

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Health Alert: Repatriation Flights from Dammam, Riyadh and Jeddah July 1-4

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – June 24, 2020 Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Event: Saudi Arabia continues to experience sustained community spread of the COVID-19 virus. As of June 23, there were 157,612 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Kingdom. This growing caseload impacts the ability of Saudi Arabia’s medical system to provide …

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Security Alert: Reports of Missile or Drone Attack on Riyadh

Security Alert – U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia, June 23, 2020 Location: Riyadh Event: There are media reports of a possible missile or drone that struck a building in Riyadh. At this time, there are no reports of casualties. The Mission urges American citizens to review immediately precautions they should take in the event of an …

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Health Alert: Cancellation of Curfew

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – June 21, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced the lifting of all curfew restrictions in the country, including in Mecca, effective immediately. Social distancing and the wearing of masks continue to be required in public places at all times and gatherings of …

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Announcing Repatriation Flights From Yemen

Health Alert: Announcing Repatriation Flights From Yemen Message for U.S. Citizens – June 19, 2020   Location: Yemen and Saudi Arabia   Event:  The Department of State has arranged with Yemeni and Saudi authorities to offer limited repatriation flights from Yemen through Saudi Arabia to the United States during the period that regular commercial service is suspended to help contain the COVID-19 virus.      On June …

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Health Alert-Additional Repatriation Flights from Riyadh and Jeddah

Health Alert–Additional Repatriation Flights from Riyadh and Jeddah Message for U.S. Citizens – May 20, 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 virus. Saudia Airlines has announced additional flights to …

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Health Alert: Closures and Curfew/Movement Restrictions over Eid Holiday

Health Alert: Closures and Curfew/Movement Restrictions over the Eid Holiday Message for U.S. Citizens – May 18, 2020 Location:  Saudi Arabia Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh and the U.S. Consulates General in Dhahran and Jeddah will be closed from Sunday, May 24 through Thursday, May 28 for the Memorial Day and Eid-al-Fitr holidays, resuming operations on …

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Health Alert: Repatriation Flights May 16-24

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – May 13, 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 virus.    Saudia Airlines has announced additional flights to the United States from Riyadh and …

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Health Alert: Announcing Additional Riyadh Repatriation Flight.

Health Alert: Announcing Riyadh Repatriation Flight Message for U.S. Citizens – May 5, 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 virus.    Saudia Airlines has announced an …

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Health Alert: Announcing Additional Repatriation Flights

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – May 2, 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 virus.    Saudia Airlines has announced additional flights to the United States from Riyadh, Jeddah, …

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Health Alert: Announcing Riyadh Repatriation Flight, May 8

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 28, 2020  Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  Lufthansa German Airlines has announced a flight on Friday, May 8 at 1:55 am from Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport (RUH) to Frankfurt, Germany (FRA).  Lufthansa will operate the flight only if there is sufficient demand, and American citizen travelers will not be admitted to Germany …

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Health Alert: Announcing Jeddah Repatriation Flight, April 26th

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 25, 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 virus. Saudia  Airlines has announced a flight tomorrow, April 26, from Jeddah’s …

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Health Alert – Ramadan Curfew Hours

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 22, 2020  Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  To combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced a change to curfew hours.  The 24-hour curfew remains in effect for Riyadh, Jeddah, Dhahran and other select cities, but residents may travel between the hours of 9 a.m. …

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Health Alert: Updated Contact Procedures for U.S. Mission to Saudi Arabia

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 16, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event: Given current curfew restrictions in Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dhahran, the Embassy and the Consulates General are teleworking extensively and staffing, in some cases, is reduced. The U.S. Mission’s consular sections remain available to accept urgent phone calls involving the life and safety of …

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Health Alert: Upcoming Repatriation Flights for Riyadh and Jeddah

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 12, 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 virus. Saudia Airlines has announced additional flights to the United States departing the Kingdom this …

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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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Health Alert: Information on Procedures to Depart Saudi Arabia

The U.S. Mission continues to work with Saudi authorities to arrange repatriation flights to the United States from various Saudi cities on a commercial airline.  No flights or departure/arrival locations have been confirmed at this time.  When flights are confirmed, it will likely be with little advanced warning.  We will inform by email all persons …

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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 29, 2020 Location: Nationwide Event: Saudi authorities have announced that the current suspensions on international and domestic flights; bus, taxi, and train transportation between cities; and the closure of government offices and most private sector offices and businesses, have been extended until further notice. Saudi authorities have also announced that, effective this …

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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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Health Alert – U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia

Location: Land borders between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates Event:  The government of Saudi Arabia has announced additional COVID-19 related restrictions on entry to the Kingdom.  Effective at 11:55 PM on March 7, the causeway between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, and land borders between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and …

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Security Alert – U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia

Location: Heightened Risk of Missile and Drone attacks Event: The Mission advises the American community in Saudi Arabia of the heightened risk of missile and drone attacks. In the past, regional actors hostile to Saudi Arabia have conducted missile and drone attacks against both civilian and military targets inside the Kingdom. U.S. citizens living and …

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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, …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Test of the Emergency Alert Warning siren system

The U.S. Mission to Saudi Arabia wishes to advise American citizens that the Saudi General Directorate of Civil Defense announced on September 11 via social media that on Thursday, September 19 at 1 PM it will conduct a test of the Emergency Alert Warning siren systems in Riyadh, and the greater Riyadh municipalities of al-Diriyah, …

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Security Alert: Fires at Saudi Aramco facilities at Abqaiq and Khurais

Security Alert – U. S. Mission Saudi Arabia – September 14, 2019 Location: Abqaiq and Khurais, Eastern Province Event: Fires at Saudi Aramco oil facilities at Abqaiq and Khurais, 75 kilometers and 280 kilometers, respectively, south west of Dhahran.  The official Saudi press agency has stated that the fires were caused by drone attacks.  Saudi …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Advisory for Saudi Arabia on April 16, 2018

Exercise increased caution in Saudi Arabia due to terrorism and the threat of missile 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. Mission Saudi Arabia – Safety Procedures in Case of Missile Strikes

Security Alert – U. S. Mission Saudi Arabia (3/31/2018) Location: Saudi Arabia Event: Safety Procedures in Case of Missile Strikes The Department of State’s Travel Advisory for Saudi Arabia advises American citizens to exercise increased caution in Saudi Arabia due to the threat of missile attacks emanating from Yemen on civilian targets. All U.S. citizens …

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Message for US Citizens: Travel Advisory for Saudi Arabia

Mission of the United States of America Saudi Arabia MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS: TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR SAUDI ARABIA On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State made changes to its consular safety and security information program. Travel Advisories replaced Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts. Every country now has a Travel Advisory, which provides one of four standard levels of advice. The Travel Advisory …

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Message for US Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

Message for US Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information  On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice.  The Travel …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Attempted Air Strike

The Embassy is aware of reports of an attempted missile strike against Riyadh the afternoon of December 19th.  U.S. citizens should follow local news and information and carefully review the Travel Warning for Saudi Arabia. To stay in touch, follow us on our ACS Twitter account  @ksa_acs For further information: See the State Department’s travel website for …

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Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September …

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SECURITY MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS

Mission of the United States of America Saudi Arabia   SECURITY MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS  President Trump’s announcement concerning Jerusalem has generated significant media attention. At this time, the U.S. Mission in Saudi Arabia is not aware of any specific, credible threats against American citizens in Saudi Arabia.  We urge all Americans to maintain a …

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Travel Warning – Saudi Arabia

The State Department warns U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of travel to Saudi Arabia due to continuing threats from terrorist groups and the threat of ballistic missile attacks on civilian targets by rebel forces in Yemen.  This Travel Warning supersedes the previous version issued on March 29, 2017. Terrorist threats persist throughout Saudi …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continuing Threat Posed by Ballistic Missiles Fired by Rebels in Yemen at Saudi Arabia

Mission of the United States of America in Saudi Arabia SECURITY MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS   14 November 2017 The United States Mission in Saudi Arabia advises U.S. citizens of the continuing threat posed by ballistic missiles fired by rebels in Yemen at Saudi Arabia. In the past year, rebels have fired several long-range missiles …

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Emergency Message Security Incident at Al Salam Palace

Several news outlets are reporting an attack against Al-Salam Palace today in Jeddah. The Palace is located next to the King Abdulaziz Road/Andalus Road. Due to the possibility of ongoing police activity, American citizens are advised to exercise caution when traveling through the area. Sincerely, American Citizen Services U.S. Consulate General Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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Ongoing Security Operation in Al-Rimmal Neighborhood of Riyadh

Mission of the United States of America in Saudi Arabia EMERGENCY MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS 4 October 2017 Ongoing Security Operation in Al-Rimmal Neighborhood of Riyadh The Embassy is aware of an ongoing security operation in Al-Rimmal neighborhood of east Riyadh.  U.S Citizens are advised to avoid that area until further notice. Follow us on …

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Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated March …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continuing Risk of Terrorist Attacks

SECURITY MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS June 9, 2017 The United States Mission in Saudi Arabia reiterates its recommendation that U.S. citizens exercise caution in places frequented by foreigners due to the continuing risk of terrorist attacks directed or inspired by ISIS (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula across the Kingdom. Terrorist attacks can occur …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Predicted Serious Weather

MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS November 22, 2016 This message is being sent out in response to reports of potentially serious weather across Saudi Arabia this week.  Heavy rainfall, high winds and rough seas may strike various areas across the country. The national weather authority in Saudi Arabia, the Presidency of Meteorology and Environmental Protection, has …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continued Risk of Terrorist Attacks

Security Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Embassy November 9, 2016 Due to the continuing risk of terrorist attacks directed or inspired by ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) across the Kingdom, the United States Mission in Saudi Arabia reiterates its recommendation that U.S. citizens exercise caution in places frequented by foreigners. The …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Exercise Caution at Cultural Festivals and Religious Gatherings

Security Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Embassy Riyadh August 10, 2016   SECURITY MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS   The United States Mission in Saudi Arabia advises its staff and private U.S. citizens to exercise caution when attending large public gatherings, including Saudi cultural festivals, religious gatherings, fairs and markets.   U.S. government personnel and their …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

SECURITY MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS: REPORTED THREAT The United States Embassy has received reports of a potential, imminent threat against U.S. citizens in areas of Jeddah frequented by Westerners, such as markets, restaurants, and shopping malls, among others. Remember to vary your routes and times in all instances when traveling in the Kingdom. All U.S. …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

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 …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

Recent media reports state that Saudi authorities may execute a number of prisoners convicted on security-related charges.  We do not know when or where these executions would occur.  The Embassy wants to ensure that U.S. citizens are aware that these potential executions may trigger protests in some regions of the country, or possibly reactions from …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Threats in Eastern Province

The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of information indicating that there are threats against unspecified compounds in which United States citizens reside in the Eastern Province. Saudi authorities are actively investigating the threat, and the Embassy and Consulates are monitoring the situation. As a reminder, and as stated in the September 21, 2015 Department …

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