Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert

Location: Announced gathering point and route includes, but is not limited to: Lisbon: March from Cais de Sodre to the National Assembly. Event: A dockworkers demonstration is expected to take place on September 20, 2018, beginning at 15:00 p.m. The group intends to protest for increased job security. Additional demonstrations in other major cities in ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert

Location:  Announced gathering point and route includes, but is not limited to: Lisbon: Praça dos Restauradores, Avenida da Liberdade, Marques de Pombal, Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo, Avenida da República, Rua Alexandre Herculano, Largo do Rato, Rua São Bento, Assembleia de República. Porto: Avenida dos Aliados Faro: Estrada Nacional 125-10 Event:  A demonstration and taxi ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Weather Alert Azores

Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal  Location: Flores Island Corvo Island Event:  Tropical Storm Helene is expected to pass through the Azores archipelago starting at approximately 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2018.  The Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere has issued a red alert for the westernmost islands of Flores ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Weather Alert

Location: Monchique, county Silves, county Portimao, county Event:  Wildfires that began on Friday, August 3 continue to burn in the Algarve region and on the border of the Alentejo region of Portugal.  Strong winds have contributed to the fire spreading, including to some inhabited areas.  Several areas have been evacuated.  Roads have been closed, including ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert – Lisbon

Location:  Announced gathering point at Praça de Luís de Camões. Event:  Demonstration expected to take place on June 21, 2018 beginning at 19:00 p.m..  The group intends to protest U.S. border policies.  Additional demonstrations in other major cities in Portugal may also be planned. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert – Lisbon

Location:  Announced gathering point and route includes, but is not limited to, Largo Camões in the Chiado neighborhood of Lisbon, Rua do Carmo, and Rua 1º de Dezembro. Event:  Demonstration expected to take place on May 14, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m.  The group intends to protest U.S. policy on Jerusalem.  Additional demonstrations in other ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert – Lisbon

A demonstration is expected to take place near the Embassy’s main entrance on Avenida das Forças Armadas beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday May 10, 2018. The group intends to protest U.S. policy on Jerusalem. After 2:45 p.m., the main entrance of the Embassy will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Consular appointments at ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Alert

The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices.  They may target schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, transportation hubs, and other public venues. ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert – Lisbon

Location:  Announced gathering point includes, but is not limited to, Largo Camões in the Chiado neighborhood of Lisbon. Event:  Demonstration on events in Syria expected to take place on April 19, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Additional demonstrations in Portugal may also be planned. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstrations Exercise caution ...
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Primary elections

Primary Elections Begin This Month – Register and request your absentee ballots for all 2018 elections now at  FVAP.gov This year the entire House of Representatives and a third of the U.S. Senate are up for election. Don’t miss your opportunity to vote in your state’s primary election as it will determine who is on the ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Your vote counts! Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Suspicious Package in Lisbon Metro

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon alerts U.S. citizens that local authorities discovered a suspicious package at the São Sebastião metro station (intersection of blue and red lines) in Lisbon. The metro station and the area have been evacuated. The Embassy has advised its personnel to avoid the São Sebastião metro station area until local authorities ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Jerusalem-Related Demonstration in Lisbon

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place at the Praça Dom Pedro IV in Lisbon beginning at 6:00p.m. on December 15, 2017.  The event called “Jerusalém é Palestina!” will take place demonstrating with the stated purpose of protesting against the United States’ recent announcements regarding Jerusalem.  Portuguese law enforcement authorities anticipate there will be approximately 50 people. Even demonstrations intended to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: White House Announcement on Jerusalem

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 Lisbon reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. Review ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Wildfires in Central and Northern Portugal

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon cautions U.S. citizens of a large number of ongoing wildfires in central and northern Portugal.  On October 16, the Portuguese government declared a state of public disaster (situação de calamidade pública) for all districts north of the Tejo River, in response to the hundreds of wildfires being reported.  According to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Ophelia

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon cautions U.S. citizens that Category 2 Hurricane Ophelia is expected to make landfall near the Azorean islands of Santa Maria and São Miguel at approximately 12:00 p.m. on October 14, 2017.  The Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere has issued an orange alert for wind and a yellow advisory ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated March ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Papal visit to Portugal

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon informs U.S. citizens that Pope Francis is expected to visit Fatima, Portugal on May 12-13 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the appearances at Fatima.  The Vatican has announced the Pope will arrive at Monte Real airbase near Leiria at 16:20 on May 12, and depart from Monte Real at ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.  This Travel Alert expires on September 1, 2017. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ability to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Portuguese Airport Strikes April 13-17

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon informs all U.S. citizens that, per local media, Portuguese airport security employees are planning a strike that will begin at 12:01 a.m.  Thursday, April 13 and will continue until 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 17.  Airport authorities have advised customers flying out of Portuguese airports during these times to seek or ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Lisbon on January 20 and 21, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon informs U.S. Citizens in Portugal that two potentially large demonstrations focusing on U.S. politics will occur at the end of this week.  On January 20, a vigil will take place at Largo do Carmo at 17:00.  On January 21, a demonstration is scheduled to take place in front of the ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Message Announcement

U.S. Embassy Lisbon informs U.S. citizens that effective January 10, 2017 security messages that relate to demonstrations or strikes, explosive device/suspicious packages, and weather-related events will be posted on the Embassy website .  This information is reflected in our Country Specific Information for Portugal . For further information about security in Portugal: See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts , and Portugal’s Country Specific Information . Enroll ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season. U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets. This Travel Alert expires on February 20, 2017. Credible information indicates the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh), ...
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Explosives Used in Recent ATM Robberies

U.S. Embassy Lisbon informs U.S. citizens that since October 5, 2016, we have received reports that an unknown group of still at large criminals have robbed four ATMs using explosives: two in Lisbon, one in Cascais, and one in Alfragide. All of the attacks have occurred between 1:00 – 5:00 a.m., and none of the ...
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Portuguese Airports Security Strike

Media is reporting that airport security employees in Portuguese airports are planning a 24-hour strike on Thursday, October 27th. Although no specific times have been indicated, it appears that the strike will begin at 12:01 a.m. and end at 11:59 p.m. on October 27th. Airport authorities in Portugal have advised customers flying out of Portuguese ...
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Taxi Protest in Lisbon Monday, October 10

U.S. Embassy Lisbon informs U.S. Citizens in Portugal that a taxi protest is scheduled to take place in Lisbon on Monday, October 10 beginning at 8:30. Six thousand taxi drivers are expected to conduct a slow march from Parque das Nações to São Bento. We anticipate fewer available taxis and congested traffic. Please allow for ...
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Update on Forest Fires in Madeira and North of Portugal

Lisbon emergency officials still report forest fires in some regions of the country, although the fires are being contained by Portuguese authorities. The National Civil Protection Authority ’s (NCPA) national emergency plan is still in effect and the current state of alert is yellow. U.S. citizens contemplating visits to Portugal in the immediate future are advised to remain attentive ...
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