Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert (15 June 2020, 16:00)

­­Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Oslo, Norway – 5 June 2020 A demonstration is planned to take place at the U.S. Embassy in Oslo off of Sørkedalsveien in the Huseby neighborhood on Monday, June 15, 2020, related to ongoing protests occurring across the United States.  The demonstration is scheduled to begin at 1630 (4:30 p.m.) at …

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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert (5 June 2020, 14:00-20:00)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Oslo, Norway – 5 June 2020 A demonstration is planned to take place at the U.S. Embassy in Oslo off of Sørkedalsveien in the Huseby neighborhood today, June 5, 2020, related to protests occurring across the United States.  The demonstration is scheduled to begin at 1600 (4:00 p.m.) at the U.S. …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – May 29, 2020

Updates: On May 29, the Norwegian government announced that routine travel between Norway and Denmark will be allowed without quarantine starting June 15.  For more information, see the May 29 press release . On May 28, the Norwegian government updated quarantine rules and announced that work travel between the Nordic countries will be allowed starting June 1.  For more …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – May 19, 2020

Updates: On May 15, the Norwegian government announced travel guidance focused on leisure travel, but also included guidance that entry restrictions and quarantine will remain in effect until August 20.  For more information, see the May 15 press release . Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel: On March 31, the U.S. Department of State issued a new Level 4 Global Health Advisory  recommending …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – April 23, 2020

Updates: In response to comments from our subscribers, we have sought and obtained permission to reduce the frequency of these messages to one per week, subject to more frequent messages as future events or developments may warrant. The Department of State has implemented a solution to the problem preventing subscribers from unsubscribing from STEP alerts.  If …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – April 15, 2020

Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel: On March 31, the U.S. Department of State issued a new  Level 4 Global Health Advisory recommending U.S. citizens avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – April 14, 2020

Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel: On March 31, the U.S. Department of State issued a new  Level 4 Global Health Advisory recommending U.S. citizens avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – April 8, 2020

Updates: On April 7, the Norwegian government announced plans to begin relaxing certain COVID-19 prevention measures in a couple of weeks with a focus on opening schools.  For more information, see the press release  (not yet available in English). Due to the impact of COVID-19 on operations at U.S. Passport Agencies, we expect significant delays in processing full-validity …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – April 6, 2020

Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel: On March 31, the U.S. Department of State issued a new Level 4 Global Health Advisory recommending U.S. citizens avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return …

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Alert: Health Alert, U.S. Embassy Oslo, Norway

Health Alert, U.S. Embassy Oslo, Norway Location: Norway Event:  International commercial flight options currently exist in Norway. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government has no plans to arrange repatriation flights in …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – April 3, 2020

Highlights: New Global Level 4 Health Advisory . Note on daily alerts – We realize that constant messaging has its drawbacks, however every day more and more United States citizens are registering for STEP and many are seeing this information for the first time.  For some recipients this is beneficial new information.  We are sending these daily alerts as part of …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – April 1, 2020

Highlights: New Global Level 4 Health Advisory . Note on daily alerts – We realize that constant messaging has its drawbacks, however every day more and more United States citizens are registering for STEP and many are seeing this information for the first time.  For some recipients this is beneficial new information.  We are sending these daily alerts as part …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – March 31, 2020

On March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of State issued a  Level 4 Global Travel Advisory recommending U.S. citizens avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Airlines have cancelled many international flights and various cruise operators have suspended operations, cancelled trips, and/or encountered difficulties receiving permissions to dock.  If you decide to travel abroad or are …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – March 30, 2020

On March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of State issued a Level 4 Global Travel Advisory recommending U.S. citizens avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Airlines have cancelled many international flights and various cruise operators have suspended operations, cancelled trips, and/or encountered difficulties receiving permissions to dock. If you decide to travel abroad or are …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – March 27, 2020

On March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of State issued a  Level 4 Global Travel Advisory  recommending U.S. citizens avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Airlines have cancelled many international flights and various cruise operators have suspended operations, cancelled trips, and/or encountered difficulties receiving permissions to dock. If you decide to travel abroad or are …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – March 26, 2020

On March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of State issued a Level 4 Global Travel Advisory recommending U.S. citizens avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Airlines have cancelled many international flights and various cruise operators have suspended operations, cancelled trips, and/or encountered difficulties receiving permissions to dock. If you decide to travel abroad or are …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – March 25, 2020

On March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of State issued a Level 4 Global Travel Advisory recommending U.S. citizens avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Airlines have cancelled many international flights and various cruise operators have suspended operations, cancelled trips, and/or encountered difficulties receiving permissions to dock. If you decide to travel abroad or are …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  …

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Alert: COVID-19 Information – March 16, 2020

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 3 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. Country-Specific Information: Norway has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Entry and Exit Requirements: Effective March 15th, 2020 the Norwegian Government will close the border to foreign nationals who lack a residence …

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Press Release: Travel Restrictions to the United States to Mitigate Risks Posed by COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE Oslo March 12, 2020 — On March 11, President Donald J. Trump issued a Proclamation to mitigate risks posed to the United States by the COVID-19 situation worldwide. The Proclamation sets certain temporary restrictions and limitations on entry into the United States for persons who have been in the Schengen Area during the …

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COVID-19 Information

The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( STEP ) to receive important information from the U.S. Embassy in Oslo.  Country-Specific Information:  Norway has confirmed 8902 cases of COVID-19 within its borders as of …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Oslo

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Oslo (January 7, 2020) Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Awareness

During the holiday season, there are ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by violent extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Violent extremists continue to focus on locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by tourists.  We highly encourage everyone …

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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice (9 November 2019, 15:00-16:00)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Oslo, Norway – 9 November 2019 Location: Oslo, from Trafikanten meeting point in front of the Oslo S train station and marching to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Event: A planned demonstration by a group called the “Young Kurds Norway National Association” will take place this Saturday, November 9 …

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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice (2 November 2019, 14:00-16:00)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Oslo, Norway – 2 November 2019 Location: Oslo, from Trafikanten meeting point in front of the Oslo S train station and marching to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Event: A planned demonstration/ march by a group called the “Ungkurds Norge Riksforbundet” will take place this Saturday, November 2 from 14:00 to …

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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice (26 October 2019)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Oslo, Norway – 26 October 2019 Location: The Turkish Embassy, Halvdan Svartes gate 5, in the Frogner neighborhood. Event: Two demonstrations are planned in front of the Turkish Embassy on Saturday afternoon, October 26.  The first group, “Tyrkiske Foreningers Hovedorganisasjon” in support of Turkey, will demonstrate from 13:00-14:30 while …

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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice (19 October 2019, 14:00-18:00)

Location: Oslo, from Trafikanten meeting point in front of the Oslo S train station and marching to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Event: A  planned demonstration/ march by a group called the “Ungkurds Norge Riksforbundet and Solidaritet med Kurdistan” will take place this Saturday, October 19 from 14:00 to 18:00 starting at the Trafikanten meeting point in …

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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice (12 October 2019, 15:00-17:00)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Oslo, Norway – October 12, 2019 Location: Oslo, from Trafikanten meeting point in front of the Oslo S train station and marching to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Event:  A  planned demonstration/ march by a group called the “Ungkurds Norge Riksforbundet and Solidaritet med Kurdistan” will take place this Saturday, …

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Messages for U.S. Citizens: Rescue operation of the cruise ship Viking Sky

Rescue operation of the cruise ship Viking Sky – U. S. Embassy Oslo, Norway –  March 24, 2019 Location: Hustadvika off the western coast of Norway Rescue Operation: The U.S Embassy is aware that Norwegian emergency rescue services are currently working to safely evacuate passengers, including U.S. citizens, from the Viking Ocean Cruises Viking Sky cruise …

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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice (12 January 2019, 13:00-14:00)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Oslo, Norway –  12 January 2019 Location:  Demonstration at Stortinget (Parliament) downtown Oslo, Norway  Event:  A demonstration is planned to take place in the Stortinget area this Saturday, 12 January from 13:00 to 14:00.  The demonstration is related to wildlife management and conservation of Norway’s wolf population.  Previous demonstrations …

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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice (21 December 2018, 16:00-17:00)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Oslo, Norway – 21 December 2018 Location: Across the street from the U.S. Embassy in Oslo, Morgedalsvegen 36 Event: A demonstration is expected to take place on Friday, December 21, 2018, from 16:00-17:00.  A Kurdish group is demonstrating against the U.S. announcement to withdraw from Syria.  Norwegian Police expect approximately 50 participants …

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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice (13 November 2018, 14:00-15:00)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Oslo, Norway – 13 November 2018 Norwegian Police have advised of a demonstration planned for today November 13th, from 14:00-15:00 at the Embassy.  The protest group includes Uyghur activists demonstrating against the government of China.  Norwegian Police expect approximately 50 participants to assemble in the grassy area next to …

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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice (27 October 2018, 13:00-15:00)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Oslo, Norway – 27 October, 2018 Location: Oslo, on Karl Johans gate from the Oslo Sentrum train station to the Parliament (Storting). Event: A demonstration is expected to take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 13:00-15:00.  The group intends to protest the Trident Juncture/NATO exercise.  U.S. citizens are …

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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice (17 August 2018, 14:00-15:00)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Oslo, Norway – 17 August 2018  Location: The Turkish Embassy in Oslo, located at Halvdan Svartes gate 5, near Frogner Park  Event: A demonstration is expected to take place on Friday, August 17, 2018, from 14:00-15:00.  The Kurdish Democratic Society Center in Norway is organizing the protest.  U.S. citizens are advised …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice (29 June, 2 and 3 July, 2018)

Norwegian Police have advised of a small demonstration planned for today at the Embassy.  The demonstration is scheduled to take place from 13:00 to 15:00 by a Uyghurs group of 5-8 people.  The same group is also planning a demonstration at the Embassy next week: Monday, July 2, from 13:00 to 15:00, and Tuesday, July …

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Alert: Personal Security Awareness Reminder

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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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice (13 March 2018, 11:00)

Norwegian Police have advised of a planned demonstration today at the Embassy.  The demonstration is scheduled to begin at 11:00.  The group involved is a Kurdish organization.  A prior demonstration with this group at the New Embassy Compound saw approximately 500 demonstrators and was peaceful.  It is not clear where exactly the group will gather. …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest Demonstrations

The Embassy has been notified of two planned demonstrations outside of the Norwegian parliament building (Stortinget) in downtown Oslo this week: The first will take place on Thursday, December 14, starting at 17:00, organized by the “Joint Committee for Palestine.” The second will take place on Friday, December 15 at 17:00, organized by “Friends of …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice (9 December 2017, 16:00-18:00)

The Embassy has been notified of a planned demonstration on Saturday, 9 December 2017, from 16:00 to 18:00 in downtown Oslo. The demonstrators will walk from Parliament to the Israeli Embassy. The demonstration is in protest of President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Norwegian Police may close areas/streets with …

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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: Demonstration Notice (21 October 2017, 14:00-15:00)

The Embassy has been notified of a planned demonstration across from the Embassy main entrance on Saturday, October 21 2017, from 14:00 to 15:00. The Kurdish Cultural Association of Norway has notified the police of their intention to hold a demonstration in solidarity and support of the Kurdish civilian population in Northern Iraq. The police …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice (19 August 2017, 13:00-14:00)

The Embassy has been notified of a planned demonstration across from the Embassy main entrance on Saturday, August 19, 2017.  The demonstration is in response to the activity in Charlottesville, VA last weekend. The police will be present and we have been informed that the demonstration should be peaceful. Expected size of the demonstration is …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Europe Travel Alert (2 May, 2017)

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: Worldwide Caution (6 March, 2017)

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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IRS Webinar on “Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers” June 29, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host a webinar “Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers” on June 29, 2016, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT. To register and attend this webinar, use the Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers or https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/445/15416 webinar link.  Attendees should log in 10 minutes prior to the start time.  The session will be recorded and made available at a …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Europe Travel Alert

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 …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Extreme Weather

The U.S. Embassy in Oslo informs U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to the Norwegian counties of Hedmark, Oppland, Buskerud, Hordaland, Sogn og Fjordane, Moere og Romsdal, Soer-Troendelag and Nord-Troendelag that the Norwegian Meteorological Institute issued an extreme weather warning for Friday, January 29, and Saturday, January 30. Sogn og Fjordane, Moere og Romsdal, Soer-Troendelag …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Alert Worldwide

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats.  Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continued Security Awareness

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, the U.S. Embassy in Oslo reminds U.S. citizens in Norway to review the Worldwide Caution , which provides information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world, including Europe. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated …

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