(February 27, 2014) – Security Message – Demonstration in Naples, Italy - Thursday, February 27, 2014
The Digos (State Police) has informed the RSO office to expect heavier than normal traffic in and around the Stadio San Paolo this evening because Naples is hosting a very important soccer game, Napoli-Swansea.
The Consulate recommends that the American citizen public avoid the race route at least one hour before and one hour after the posted race hours
Traffic situation: Congested traffic in and around this area
We remind U.S. citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence. U.S. citizens are therefore urged to avoid the areas of demonstrations if possible, and to exercise caution if within the vicinity of any demonstrations.
For the latest security information, U.S. citizens living and traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs Internet website at http://travel.state.gov, where the current Worldwide Caution, Country Specific Information for Italy, Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts can be found. Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or, for callers outside the United States and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
The U.S. Consulate General in Naples can be reached at (+39) 081-583-8111; the fax number is (+39) 081-583-8275/081-761-1804. The Embassy's web site includes travel information and the Worldwide Caution and Demonstration Notices. All U.S. citizens are encouraged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). The Consular Section can be reached at email@example.com