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.  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 working near military bases and critical civilian infrastructure, particularly in the Eastern Province and areas near the border with Yemen, are at heightened risk of missile and drone attack.

Actions to Take:

  • Read Saudi Arabia’s Travel Advisory.
  • Maintain a heightened sense of awareness.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Seek cover in the case of missile or drone attack and stay away from debris.


  • U.S. Embassy Riyadh
    Abdullah Ibn Hudhafah As Sahmi Street Roundabout no. 9, Diplomatic Quarter Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Telephone:  (966) (11) 488-3800
    Emergency Telephone:  (966) (11) 488-3800
    Fax:  (966) (11) 488-7670
  • U.S. Consulate General Jeddah
    Al Safa Street
    Al Muhammadiyah District, near the new American School building.
    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Phone: (966) (12) 220-5000
    Emergency Telephone: (966) (12) 220-5000
    Fax: (966) (12) 220-5093
  • U.S. Consulate General Dhahran
    Between KFUPM and King Abdulaziz Airbase, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Telephone:  (966) (13) 330-3200
    Emergency Telephone:  (966) (13) 330-3200
    Fax:  (966) (13) 330-6816