Athens and Thessaloniki Demonstrations and Strikes

Demonstrations for today, Thursday, January 18: Athens Area Time:             11:30 Where:          U.N. Refugee Agency  offices (91 Michalakopoulou St.) Who:              Syrians living in Greece   Time:             12:00 Where:          Ministry of Labor (29 Stadiou St., Athens) Who:              Unions of private Employees   Time:             15:00 Where:          Syntagma Square.  A march will ...
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Security and Emergency Message for U.S citizens: Health and Safety Announcement from Center for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Embassy Athens, Greece  Security and Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens:  Health and Safety Announcement from Center for Disease Control and Prevention  December 22, 2017     Health officials in Greece have reported an outbreak of measles. Measles is a disease caused by a virus that is spread through the air by breathing, coughing, or sneezing. ...
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Security and Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Health and Safety Announcements

    U.S. Embassy Athens, Greece Security and Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens:  Health and Safety Announcement from Hellenic Food Authority on Possible Tainted Food December 20, 2017   The Hellenic Food Authority (EFET) published an announcement concerning the claims of the Anarchist Group “Blackgreen Arsons” that it has poisoned specific brands and products in random ...
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Worldwide Caution, December 6, 2017

December 6, 2017 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 ...
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Travel Alert: Europe

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events.  This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the ...
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Worldwide Caution, March 6, 2017

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: Flight Cancellations and Public Employees Strike in Greece

April 7, 2016 U.S. Embassy Athens, Greece The U.S. Embassy in Athens informs U.S. citizens residing in or traveling in Greece of the possibility of disruptions due to a planned air traffic controllers strike.  All domestic and international flights to and from all Greek airports scheduled for Thursday, April 7, have been cancelled due to ...
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Travel Alert: Europe

March 22, 2016 The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.  Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security in Europe

December 31, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Athens reminds U.S. citizens that U.S. and European authorities continue to warn of possible terrorist attacks in Europe, citing repeated threats by terror groups. As we approach the end of 2015, the U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of our Worldwide Travel Alert that urges travelers to exercise particular ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: November 17th Demonstrations

The U.S. Embassy in Athens informs U.S. citizens of the potential for large demonstrations throughout Greece on Tuesday, November 17.  Demonstrations are expected in the vicinity between Syntagma Square and the U.S. Embassy in the center of Athens, in the area of the U.S. Consulate General in Thessaloniki, and on and near university campuses nationwide.  ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Banking Disruptions in Greece

June 28, 2015 The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Greece of the possibility of disruptions to banking services – including credit-card processing and servicing of ATMs – throughout Greece in light of developments within the local economy.  International and local media are reporting that banks will remain closed starting on ...
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