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Security Alert: Warsaw (Poland), Ongoing Terrorism Threat During the Holiday Season

Location: Poland, countrywide


Event:  During the holiday season, heightened security measures in Poland remain in place due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by violent extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Violent extremists continue to focus on locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by tourists.


Actions to Take:

  • Exercise additional vigilance at holiday festivals and events, places of worship, and locations with large crowds.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.

 

Assistance: 

U.S. Embassy Warsaw

+48 22 504 2784 (business hours)

+48 22 504 2000 (after hours emergencies involving U.S. citizens)

ACSWarsaw@state.gov

https://pl.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/

 

U.S. Consulate General Krakow

+48 12 424 5100 (business hours)

+48 601 483 348 (after hours emergencies involving U.S. citizens)

KrakowACS@state.gov

https://pl.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulate/krakow/

 

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 

Poland Country Information

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