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(May 2, 2016) – Security Message – Demonstration in Naples, Italy - Monday, May 2, 2016

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Today, May 2, 2016, heavier than normal traffic in and around the Stadio San Paolo is expected because Naples is hosting a soccer game, Napoli-Atalanta

Traffic situation: Congested traffic in and around this area

Type of demonstration: Peaceful

We recommend avoid the demonstration area and exercise caution if walking or driving in.

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 uscitizensnaples@state.gov

Europe Travel Alert

March 22, 2016

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.  

Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016.

U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using mass transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid crowded places. Exercise particular caution during religious holidays and at large festivals or events.

U.S. citizens should also:

  • Follow the instructions of local authorities, especially in an emergency.
  • Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.
  • Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
  • Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • Register in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

European governments continue to guard against terrorist attacks and conduct raids to disrupt plots. We work closely with our allies and will continue to share information with our European partners that will help identify and counter terrorist threats.

For further information:

  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Italy located at Via V. Veneto, 121 00187 Rome, at +39 06-4674-1, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +39 06-4674-1.

    • U.S. Consulate General in Naples is located at Piazza della Repubblica and it can be reached at (+39) 081-583-8111; the fax number is (+39) 081-583-8275/081-761-1804
    • U.S. Consulate General in Milan is located at Via Principe Amedeo, 2/10 and is open from 8:30am to 12:00pm for emergency services.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the U.S. Consulate General in Milan is (+39) 02-290-351.
    • U.S. Consulate General Florence is located at Lungarno A. Vespucci, 38 and is open from 9:00am to 12:30pm for emergency services.  After hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +(39) 055-266-951
  • U.S. Embassy to the Holy See is located on Via Sallustiana, Rome and can be reach after hours at +(39) 06-46741
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in 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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