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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Cairo (Egypt), President Trump’s Announcement that the United States Recognizes Jerusalem as the Capital

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President Trump’s announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has generated significant media attention. At this time we are not aware of any planned demonstrations against this policy. American citizens are urged to monitor local news and exercise normal precautions. Maintain a high level of vigilance, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security and follow instructions of local authorities. Exercise caution in the vicinity of any large gatherings or demonstrations.

  • For further detailed information regarding Egypt and travel:
  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts,  and Country Specific Information for Egypt.
  • 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 Egypt. For non-emergency inquiries, U.S. citizens may send an email to the American Citizens Services Unit at