December 7, 2017
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. U.S. Embassy Zagreb reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security.
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 or protests.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Croatia Country Specific Information.
- 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 Croatia located at Ulica Thomasa Jeffersona 2, 10010 Zagreb, at 385 (0)1-661-2300, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mondaythrough Friday, or by email at ZagrebACS@state.gov. The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is 385 (0)1-661-2200.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free from the United States and Canada, or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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