Subject: Security Alert – Worldwide Caution, October 20, 2023
Event: Due to increased tensions in various locations around the world, the potential for terrorist attacks, demonstrations or violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests, the Department of State advises U.S. citizens overseas to exercise increased caution. U.S. citizens should:
- Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive information and alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency overseas.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter and visit state.gov
For further information:
- See the Department of State’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Advisories, and country information.
- Follow us on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram.
- The Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) provides several resources to enhance the safety and security of the U.S. private sector abroad. Additional information on OSAC can be found on OSAC.gov or by following OSAC on Twitter.
- Mariners and U.S. citizens considering maritime travel should also review information at the websites of the National Geospatial Agency, the Maritime Security Communications with Industry Portal, and the S. Coast Guard for information related to maritime and port security globally.
- U.S. Consulate General, Sydney
Suite 2, 50 Miller Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060
Telephone: (02) 8219-2100
- U.S. Consulate General, Melbourne
553 St. Kilda Road
Melbourne, VIC 3004
Telephone: (03) 9526-5900
- US. Consulate General, Perth
Level 4, 16 St. Georges Terrace
Perth, WA 6000
Telephone: (08) 6144-5100