Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder

U.S. Mission Morocco

Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Demonstrations

December 6, 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 Mission Morocco 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, protests, or demonstrations.

For further detailed information regarding Morocco and travel:

o   See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Morocco Country Specific Information.

o   Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

o   The U.S. Embassy in Rabat is located at KM 5.7, Avenue Mohammed VI, Souissi, Rabat and can be reached at 0537-63-72-00.  Consular Services are located at the U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca at 8 Blvd. Moulay Youssef.  American Citizens Services can be reached at 0522-64-20-99 during business hours.  For emergencies after hours, please call 0522-20-80-90 or 0661-13-19-39.

o   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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