Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France (January 20, 2022)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

(January 20, 2022)

Location:  Paris, Champs Elysees

Event:  Authorities report a possibility of riots following the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations soccer match between Algeria and Ivory Coast.  The match is expected to end around 6:30 this evening.  U.S. government employees have been told to avoid the area. Marseille and other major cities in France could experience similar disruptions.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Be aware of your surroundings

U.S. citizens may monitor English-language French media at the following:

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Paris, France

+33 (1) 43 12 22 22

CitizenInfo@state.gov

U.S. Consulate General Marseille, France+33 (1) 43 12 22 22

CitizenInfoMarseille@state.gov

U.S. Consulate General Strasbourg, France

+33 (1) 43 12 22 22

USAStrasbourg@state.gov

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