Travel Alert – Saudi Arabia…

The U.S. State Department has issued this latest warning for people living or traveling in the country of Saudi Arabia.  This information is available to GeoBlue plan members from the GeoBlue website daily…

Government Warning Issued for Saudi Arabia

Category: Criminal Activity

Severity: 3 (Moderate)

Source: U.S. Department of State

10/16/2014 (Saudi Arabia) – As of 1200 (noon) hours today, the Embassy authorized its personnel to resume movements off of the Diplomatic Quarter. The investigation into yesterdays shooting of U.S. citizens in Riyadh is ongoing, however, and we strongly encourage everyone to maintain vigilance and employ good security awareness.

Regardless of where you are, it is always advisable to keep your security and situational awareness levels high. Please follow these good personal security practices:

Avoid crowds or large gatherings when traveling in public;

Know where you are going and have a plan of what to do in the event you encounter demonstrations or violence;

Identify safe locations in your area and how to get to them quickly;

Tell co-workers or neighbors where youre going and when you intend to return;

Minimize your profile while in public;

Always carry a cell phone and make sure you have emergency numbers pre-programmed into your phone. The emergency number for the Saudi Police, Fire, and Rescue is 999;

Be prepared to postpone or cancel activities for personal safety reasons;

Report concerns you may have to the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, the U.S. Consulate General in Dhahran, or the U.S. Consulate General in Jeddah.

Copyright © 2014 U.S. Department of State

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