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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Vienna (Austria) Planned Demonstration on February 15

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There will be a demonstration on Wednesday, February 15 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am in the vicinity of Boltzmangasse and Strudelhofgasse (near the U.S. Embassy).  Authorities expect the crowd to remain small and peaceful. 


Please note that disruptions to pedestrian and vehicular traffic and tram service in the vicinity of Boltzmangasse and Strudelhofgasse are possible.  Plan accordingly.


As always, remember to take personal security precautions to include being aware of your surroundings and avoiding large gatherings.


We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Austria enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates and makes it easier for the U.S. Embassy to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the U.S. Embassy. Regularly monitor the State Department's travel website, where you can find current Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Austria. For additional information, refer to the Traveler’s Checklist on the State Department’s website. Contact the U.S. Embassy for up-to-date information on travel restrictions. You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). Follow us on Twitterand Facebook. The U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section in Vienna is located at Parkring 12a, 4th Floor 1010 Vienna, Austria. To reach the American Citizens Services unit during business hours, please call 31-339-7535, or e-mail us at If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance outside business hours, the after-hours emergency number for the U.S. Embassy is +43 1-31-339-0.