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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