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 Jerusalem.” The demonstrations are in response to President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The police will be present and we have been informed that these demonstrations are expected to be peaceful. American citizens are advised to exercise good judgement. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Europe Travel Alert, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country-Specific Information Sheet for Norway.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Norway, located at Morgedalsvegen 36, 0378 Oslo, at +47 21 30 85 40, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays or by e-mail at OsloACS@state.gov or visit the Embassy website at https://no.usembassy.gov/. After hours, on weekends and holidays, follow the voice prompt to be connected with the duty officer.
- 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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