Security Message for U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Mission to Egypt is aware that several groups are calling for protests in Alexandria on December 8, 2017. Demonstrations have the potential to become violent. U.S. Embassy Cairo reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. We urge U.S. citizens to avoid all protests. * The U.S. Consulate ...
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Security Message to U.S. Citizens

This message follows up on the security message distributed on December 6. The Embassy has become aware of calls for demonstrations and protests over the coming days, some of which have the potential to become violent. The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid areas of demonstrations, and to exercise caution in the vicinity of large ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: President Trump’s announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital

President Trump’s announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has generated significant media attention. At this time we are not aware of any planned demonstrations against this policy. American citizens are urged to monitor local news and exercise normal precautions. Maintain a high level of vigilance, take appropriate steps to ...
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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 Warning – Egypt

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens to consider the risks of travel to Egypt due to threats from terrorist and violent political opposition groups.  This replaces the Travel Warning issued on December 23, 2016.  A number of terrorist groups, including ISIS, have committed multiple deadly attacks in Egypt, targeting government officials and security ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

Terrorists have attacked targets associated with the Christian community in Egypt.  Incidents have occurred in both urban and isolated settings.  Additional attacks may be possible.  The Egyptian Government has deployed police and military forces to protect Egyptian citizens and foreign visitors. Until further notice, personnel assigned to the U.S. Mission in Egypt are prohibited from ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

The Embassy is aware of a potential threat posted on a website by the Hassm Group, a known terrorist organization, suggesting some kind of unspecified action this evening.  The Embassy has no further information about this potential threat, but is in contact with Egyptian authorities.  Additional information will be provided if it becomes available. U.S. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

In light of recent terrorist attacks targeting religious institutions in Alexandria and Tanta (a city about 50 miles north of Cairo) and the subsequent declaration of a state of emergency by the government of Egypt, U.S. Mission personnel have been advised to avoid identifiable places of worship for the next two weeks. U.S. citizens should maintain ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Aviation Security Enhancement

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in consultation with relevant Departments and Agencies, has determined it is prudent to enhance security, to include airport security procedures for passengers at certain last point of departure airports to the United States. These enhancements include more stringent measures applied to 10 specific airports, to include Cairo International Airport. The ...
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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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