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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: London (United Kingdom), Possible Protests

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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.  The U.S. Embassy in London reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and personal awareness.


Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news for updates.  Maintain a high-level of vigilance, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security, and follow instructions of local authorities.  Avoid areas of demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.


For further detailed information regarding the United Kingdom and travel:

·      See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Europe Travel Alert, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country-Specific Information Sheet for the United Kingdom.

·      Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 

·      Contact the U.S. Embassy in the United Kingdom, located at 24 Grosvenor Square, London, W1K 6AH, at +44 (0) 20 7499-9000, or by e-mail at, or visit the Embassy website at

·      U.S. Consulate General Edinburgh, 3 Regent Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5BW, Scotland, at +44 (0) 13 1556-8315, from 8:30 am to 5 pm on weekdays.  After-hours, weekends, and holidays, call +44 (0) 20 7499-9000, or by email at

·      U.S. Consulate General Belfast,Danesfort House, 223 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5GR, Northern Ireland, at +44 (0) 28 9038-6100, or by email at

·      Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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