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Ballistic Missile Threat in Saudi Arabia
Dating to at least 2015, Saudi Arabia received multiple cross-border ballistic missile attacks attributed to Houthi rebels in Yemen. The impacted…

Hajj 2017: A Safety & Security Guide
The Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Completing the Hajj is a mandatory religious duty for Muslims, to be…

Saudi Arabia Compound Security Benchmarking Survey Results
OSAC constituents are reporting the withdrawal of Saudi Arabia National Guard (SANG) units from posts outside of their compounds and residences,…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security message for U.S. Citizens: Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Attempted Air Strike
The Embassy is aware of reports of an attempted missile strike against Riyadh the afternoon of December 19th. U.S. citizens should follow local news…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Continued Risk of Terrorist…
The United States Mission in Saudi Arabia reiterates its recommendation that U.S. citizens exercise caution in places frequented by foreigners due to…

Message for U.S. Citizens: Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Aviation Security Enhancement
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in consultation with relevant Departments and Agencies, has determined it is prudent to enhance…