Worldwide Caution – US Embassy & Consulate in Poland

Worldwide Caution

On July 31, 2022, the United States conducted a precision counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy and successor as leader of al-Qa’ida. Al- Zawahiri was one of the masterminds of the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, and had continued to urge his followers di lui to attack the United States. Following al-Zawahiri’s death, supporters of al-Qa’ida, or its affiliated terrorist organizations, may seek to attack US facilities, personnel, or citizens. As terrorist attacks often occur without warning, US citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and practice good situational awareness when traveling abroad.

Worldwide Cautions provide US citizens with general information regarding terrorist activities, political violence, and criminal activity that occur abroad, as well as specific recommendations on how to prepare for possible contingencies, receive information on breaking security events and ensure that travelers can be contacted in an emergency. This version replaces the Worldwide Caution dated January 15, 2019.

The Department of State remains concerned about the continued threat of terrorist attacks, demonstrations, and other violent actions against US citizens and interests overseas. The Department of State believes there is a higher potential for anti-American violence given the death of Ayman al-Zawahiri on July 31, 2022. Current information suggests that terrorist organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks against US interests in multiple regions across the globe. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics including suicide operations, assassinations, kidnappings, hijackings, and bombings.

As terrorist attacks, political violence (including demonstrations), criminal activities, and other security incidents often take place without any warning, US citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and practice good situational awareness when traveling abroad. US government facilities worldwide actively monitor potential security threats and may temporarily close or periodically suspend public services to assess their security posture. In those instances, US embassies and consulates will make every effort to provide emergency services to US citizens. US citizens abroad are urged to monitor the local news and maintain contact with the nearest US Embassy or Consulate.

When planning a trip and prior to departing the United States, US citizens should consult country specificTravel Advisoriesand information pages ontravel.state.gov. Travelers are also urged to enroll in theSmart Traveler Enrollment Program(STEP) to receive security messages and to make it easier to locate them in an emergency. The Department uses these security messages to convey information about terrorist threats, security incidents, planned demonstrations, natural disasters, etc. In an emergency, please contact the nearest US Embassy or consulate or call the following numbers:1 (888) 407-4747(toll-free in the United States and Canada) or1 (202) 501-4444from other countries.

Private US citizens should not travel to any country to participate in armed conflict. US citizens are reminded that fighting on behalf of, or providing other forms of support to, designated terrorist organizations can constitute the provision of material support for terrorism, which is a serious crime that can result in penalties, including prison time and large fines.

For further information:

Assistance:

US Embassy, ​​Warsaw, Poland
Aleje Ujazdowskie 29/31, Piękna 12
00-539, Warsaw
+48 22 504 2784 (business hours)
+48 22 504 2000 (after-hours emergencies involving US citizens)
ACSWarsaw@state.gov
https://pl.usembassy.gov/us-citizen-services/

US Consulate General, Krakow, Poland
Ul. Stolarska 9
31-043 Krakow, Poland
+48 12 424 5100 (business hours)
+48 601 483 348 (after-hours emergencies involving US Citizens)
KrakowACS@state.gov
https://pl.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulate/krakow/
https://pl.usembassy.gov/us-citizen-services/

US Consular Agency, Poznan, Poland
Ul. Paderewskiego 8 room 06, 61-770 Poznan
Tel: +48 61 851 8516
CAPoz@post.pl
https://pl.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulate/consular-agency-poznan/   

State Department – Consular Affairs
+1 202-501-4444 (from overseas) or 1-888-407-4747 (from the United States)
Poland Country Information
Enroll inSmart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)to receive security updates.
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