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: Repatriation Flights from Riyadh and Jeddah, June 19-29

Health Alert: Repatriation Flights from Riyadh and Jeddah, June 19-29 Message for U.S. Citizens – June 9, 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 …

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Health Alert: Update on COVID-19

Health Alert: Update on COVID-19   Message for U.S. Citizens – June 7, 2020   Location: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Event:  Saudi Arabia continues to experience sustained community spread of the COVID-19 virus.  As of June 6, there were 98,869 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Kingdom.  This growing caseload impacts the ability of Saudi Arabia’s medical system to provide care for COVID-19 patients and persons with other medical conditions and there have been some reports of difficulties accessing care.  The Mission …

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Health Alert: Upcoming Repatriation Flights for June 6-13

Health Alert: Upcoming Repatriation Flights for June 6-13 Message for U.S. Citizens – May 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 virus. Saudia Airlines has announced additional flights to …

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Health Alert: May 28 Change to Curfew Hours

Message for U.S. Citizens – May 27, 2020   Location: Saudi Arabia  Event:  The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced new curfew restrictions that will take effect on Thursday, May 28. From Thursday, May 28, through Saturday, May 30, movement will be permitted throughout the Kingdom between 6 AM and 3 PM, with the exception of Mecca where movement remains prohibited. Travel between different regions …

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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 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: April 26 Change to Curfew Hours

Health Alert – Update on Ramadan Curfew Hours Message for U.S. Citizens – April 26, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  The government of Saudi Arabia has announced a relaxation of curfew restrictions during Ramadan.  From April 26 until May 13, generalized movement will be permitted from 9 AM to 5 PM and limited commercial and …

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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: Update to Saudia Contact Information

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 13, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  Saudia Airlines has provided updated contact information for persons interested in booking its flights from Jeddah and Riyadh to the United States this week (see the  April 12 Health Alert  for detailed information about these flights): the Saudia call center can be reached by phone at 014 847 9748 and …

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Health Alert: Curfew Changes and American Citizen Services

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 7, 2020  Location:  Nationwide   Event:    To combat the spread of COVID-19, the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced a 24-hour a day curfew in all parts of Riyadh, Tabuk, Dammam, Dhahran, Hafouf, Jeddah, Taif, Qatif and Al-Khobar. This is in addition to previously announced nationwide curfews . Very limited exceptions involving life …

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Health Alert: Announcing Riyadh Repatriation Flight, April 10

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 7, 2020 Location: Riyadh, 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 …

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Health Alert: Announcing Jeddah Repatriation Flight, April 8th

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 5, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event:   The U.S. Mission is pleased to announce that it has arranged with Saudi authorities a commercial repatriation flight from Jeddah to Washington-Dulles International Airport, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.  The Saudia Airlines flight will depart from Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) …

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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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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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Presidential Proclamation — Travel From Europe

Frequently Asked Questions from American Citizens regarding March 11 and March 14 Presidential Proclamations 1.      Q: I am a U.S. citizen in Europe. Do the March 11 and March 14 Presidential Proclamations prevent me from returning to the United States? A: No. The restrictions do not apply to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. For the most …

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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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Publication of Final Rule Changing the Passport Execution Fee

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 31, 2018 The Department of State published a  Final Rule  on January 31, 2018, that increases the passport execution fee. The passport execution fee will be $35 starting on April 2, 2018. This rule increased the fee $10 from the previous $25 fee. Individuals who apply for a …

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Foreign Service Officer Test Announcement

Interested in joining the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer? The U.S. Consulate General in Dhahran will be hosting the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) on January 27, 2018.  Test Registration is now open and closes  on January 24, 2018. Eligibility Requirements: All applicants must be U.S. citizens on the date they submit …

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