Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Athens and Consulate General Thessaloniki

Location: Greece

Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions

There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The State Department is advising U.S. citizens of heightened security risks worldwide.

U.S. Embassy Athens reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security.  The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed.

Actions to Take:

  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
  • Monitor local news for updates.
  • Follow instructions of local authorities.