Demonstration Alert – Demonstration on January 24, 2020

Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas in Vienna:  Central Vienna (along the Ring) Hofburg Palace Complex Heldenplatz Vienna State Opera House Event: On Friday, January 24, 2020, the annual Wiener Akademiker Ball will take place at the Hofburg Palace Complex in the First District.  Austrian police have reported that …

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Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to FVAP.gov to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, …

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Demonstration Alert – Demonstration on January 10, 2020

  Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas in Vienna: The corner of Boltzmanngasse and Strudlhofgasse (near the U.S. Embassy) Event: On Friday, January 10, at 5:00 p.m., a Vigil for peace against a war between the U.S. and Iran. Actions to take: Avoid the areas of demonstrations. Exercise caution if …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Vienna (January 9th, 2020)

Location:  Austria 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 Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to take: Avoid the areas of demonstrations. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity …

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Demonstration Alert – Demonstration on December 6-8, 2019

  Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas in Vienna: Theodor-Herzl-Platz, 1010 Vienna Event: On December 6-8, 2019 protesters will gather from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day to protest increases in fuel prices in Iran. Actions to take: Avoid the areas of demonstrations. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of …

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Demonstration Alert – Demonstration on October 3, 2019

Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas in Vienna: Central City Hall (Rathaus) Zwingli Kirche OeVP headquarters Event: On Thursday, October 3, 2019 from approximately 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., a political march and demonstration by the group “Wieder Donnerstag” is expected to take place and assemble near the OeVP …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Vienna (December 3rd, 2018) 

Location:  Austria, countrywide Event: During the holiday season security measures in Austria remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by Westerners. Actions …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Weather Alert

Location:  Austrian Alpine Regions Event:  The Austrian Weather Service and the European Avalanche Warning System report that the avalanche danger is high over widespread areas in the mountainous regions of Austria. Some parts of Austria have reached a level five warning on the European Avalanche Warning scale (the highest threat level). Weather conditions can change …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice.  The Travel …

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