Security Alert: Reports of Missile Attack Over Riyadh – U.S. Embassy Riyadh (February 27, 2021)

Security Alert: Reports of Missile Attack Over Riyadh – U.S. Embassy Riyadh (February 27, 2021)

Location: Riyadh

Event: There are media reports of a missile attack on Riyadh. The U.S. Embassy Riyadh urges U.S. citizens to take immediate precautions and stay alert in case of additional attacks.

Actions to Take:

  • If you hear a loud explosion or if sirens are activated, immediately seek cover.
  • If in a home or a building, go to the lowest level of the structure with the fewest exterior walls, windows, and openings; close any doors and sit near an interior wall, away from any windows or openings.
  • If you are outdoors, immediately seek cover in a hardened structure; if that is not possible, lie down and cover your head with your hands.
  • Be aware that even if the incoming missile or drone is intercepted, falling debris represents a significant risk.
  • After the attack, stay away from any debris, and monitor major news outlets for official guidance.

For Assistance Contact:

U.S. Embassy Riyadh

Abdullah Ibn Hudhafah As Sahmi Street Roundabout no. 9, Diplomatic Quarter Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Telephone: (966) (11) 488-3800

Fax: (966) (11) 488-7670

RiyadhACS@state.gov

U.S. Consulate General Jeddah

Al Safa Street, Al Muhammadiyah District, near the new American School building

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Telephone: (966) (12) 220-5000

Fax: (966) (12) 220-5093

JeddahACS@state.gov

U.S. Consulate General Dhahran

Between KFUPM and King Abdulaziz Airbase, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Telephone: (966) (13) 330-3200

Fax: (966) (13) 330-6816

DhahranACS@state.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Saudi Arabia Country Information

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