Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Athens, Greece

Location: Athens and locations throughout Greece

Event:  Public sector and private sector employees announced a 24-hourPanhellenic General Strike for November 26, 2020.  Demonstrations related to the strike are also expected in Athens at Klafthmonos Square at 10:30 a.m., and at the Ministry of Health at 12:00 p.m., as well as other possible locations and times.  The following strikes are scheduled for Thursday, November 26, 2020, unless otherwise noted:

  • Ferry employees will be on a 24-hour strike.
  • Metro/Electric Train/Tram employees will be on a 24-hour strike.
  • Air Traffic Controllers will be on strike Wednesday, November 25, 2020 from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and on a 24-hour strike Thursday, November 26, 2020.

Actions to Take:

  • Review your travel plans.
  • Contact your airline or travel company for assistance.
  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.


U.S. Embassy Athens

+(30) 210-721-2951


U.S. Consulate General Thessaloniki

+(30) 2310-376-300


State Department – Consular Affairs

(888) 407-4747 or (202) 501-4444


Greece Country Information

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