Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Athens, Greece

Demonstration Alert Messages for US citizens

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Athens, Greece (September 23, 2019)

Location: Throughout Greece

Event: Public service employees, municipal employees, mass media employees, public school teachers, public transportation, ferries and air traffic controllers plan to hold a 24 hour strike, beginning at 06:00 on Tuesday morning, on September 24, 2019. Public hospitals and ambulance service will operate with reduced staff.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the demonstrations.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Check with airlines and ferries before your scheduled departure.


  • U.S. Embassy Athens

+(30) 210-720-2414

+(30) 210-720-2490 (after hours)

  • U.S. Consulate General Thessaloniki

+(30) 2310-376-300

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444