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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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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Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

This latest update to the Department of State’s Worldwide Caution provides U.S. citizens with general information regarding terrorist activities, political violence and criminal activity that transpire abroad, as well as specific recommendations on how to prepare for possible contingencies, receive information on breaking security events and ensure that travelers can be contacted in an emergency. …

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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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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent. U.S. Embassy Vienna reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. Review …

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