Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania 1/8/2020

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:

  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.

For further information:

  • See the Department’s travel website for the Worldwide CautionTravel Warnings, and Travel Alerts, and read the Country Specific Information for Romania.
  • Enroll in the Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive the latest security updates, and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest located at 4-6 Liviu Librescu Bd., telephone +40212706000, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. After hours emergency number is +40212003300.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. These numbers are availale from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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