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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Frequently Asked Questions on Executive Order: “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals”

A new U.S. Presidential Executive Order temporarily suspends the entry of nationals from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen into the United States.  As of January 27, 2017, nationals of these seven countries will not be permitted to enter the United States or be issued an immigrant or nonimmigrant visa for 90 days. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

A bomb exploded this morning inside the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo’s Abbassiya District. U.S. Citizens should avoid that area for the remainder of today, Sunday, December 11, 2016. The Embassy < https://eg.usembassy.gov/ > reminds U.S. citizens to review their personal security plans and remain alert to their surroundings at all times in Egypt. For the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Cairo The U.S. Embassy strongly advises U.S. citizens to avoid large gatherings and public spaces such as concert halls, movie theaters, museums, shopping malls, and sports venues in Cairo through Sunday, October 9, due to potential security concerns. U.S. citizens should be aware of their surroundings and practice good security precautions at all ...
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Absentee Voting Week is September 26-October 3

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10. For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

1.  As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  Current information suggests that terrorist groups continue to plan attacks ...
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Maintain your Egyptian Visa Status

In the past two months, the U.S. Embassy has seen an increase in the number of U.S. citizens, both short term visitors and long term residents, deported from or denied entry to Egypt for failure to comply with Egyptian immigration law. The Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to remain in compliance with Egyptian immigration law at ...
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VOTING IN 2016 U.S. ELECTIONS

Your vote counts! Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt ...
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January 25 Holiday

January 25 (Monday) is a national holiday to commemorate Police Day and is the anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 Revolution. In the past, violent disturbances have occurred on this holiday and the days immediately preceding it; the possibility that similar incidents will occur this year cannot be excluded. The Government of Egypt has deployed additional security ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens No. 10: Travel Alert – Worldwide

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

As a precautionary measure, the United States Embassy has instructed its employees not to travel anywhere in the Sinai Peninsula pending the outcome of the investigation into the tragic crash of a Russian passenger jet in Egypt on October 31. The Embassy will issue another message when this measure is lifted. For further information: See ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Embassy continues to closely monitor the security situation in Egypt. The Embassy urges U.S. citizens to be alert, exercise good judgment, and follow good security practices everywhere in the country. U.S. citizens should avoid travel outside metropolitan Cairo and Alexandria and major tourist and resort areas. U.S. Embassy personnel are prohibited from traveling ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

This weekend marks the second anniversary of the clearance of the sit-ins at Rabaa al-Adawiya and al-Nahda squares on August 14, 2013. Because of the possibility of violence, as well as likely traffic congestion associated with possible rallies and demonstrations, U.S. citizens are advised to increase their level of awareness and avoid areas where protests ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens

The Department of State has completed a periodic update to the Country Specific Information (CSI) page for Egypt, which includes revised information about the security situation in the country. You may access the CSI for Egypt at: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country/egypt.html The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to review their personal security plans and remain alert to their surroundings ...
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Warden Message

The Embassy urges U.S. citizens to exercise appropriate caution and good personal security practices in connection with calls for demonstrations and acts of violence from June 30 through July 3, the anniversary of the 2013 removal of the Morsi government. The Egyptian government has announced a plan to deploy extra security forces nationwide at vital ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

In recent weeks, there has been an increase in the frequency ‎and intensity of security incidents in Egypt, particularly in the greater Cairo area. Extremist rhetoric on social media sites has advocated the targeting of businesses and economic infrastructure ahead of the March 13-15 Egypt Economic Conference that will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh. The ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Discovery of a suspicious package around the Cargas Gas Station, Al-Lesalky, Maadi

U.S. Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid the area around the Cargas Gas Station, Al-Lesalky, Maadi, until 8:45 PM due to the discovery of a suspicious package. The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to review their personal security plans and remain alert to their surroundings at all times in Egypt. For the latest security information, ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Update to Country Specific Information for Egypt

The Department of State has completed a periodic update to the Country Specific Information (CSI) page for Egypt, which includes revised information about the security situation in the country. You may access the CSI for Egypt at: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country/egypt.html The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to review their personal security plans and remain alert to their surroundings ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: January 25 Anniversary of 2011 Revolution

The January 25 anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 Revolution was accompanied by security incidents in Cairo and elsewhere in the country. Such incidents have continued to occur throughout the week, notably in Cairo and Alexandria, and there is a heightened risk of violence extending through this weekend. U.S. citizens in Egypt should elevate their security awareness, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: January 25 Anniversary of 2011 Revolution

January 25, 2015 (Sunday) is a national holiday to commemorate Police Day and is the anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 revolution. Gathering locations in Cairo, to include Tahrir Square, Raba’a al-Adawiya Square, Nadha Square, and perhaps areas in and around government institutions, may attract groups both in celebration and in protest, creating a heightened risk of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

The following is a re-transmission of the Worldwide Caution released by the Department of State on January 10, 2015: 1. The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those ...
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