Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Valletta, Malta (10 December 2018)

Location:  MALTA, countrywide

Event:  During the holiday season, there are ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe, including in Malta. Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by Westerners.

Actions to Take:

  • Exercise additional vigilance at holiday festivals and events, places of worship, and locations with large crowds.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.

Assistance:

  • U.S. Embassy Valletta, Malta
  • phone number +356 2561 4000
  • phone number (after hours) +356 9920 3322
  • Consularmalta@state.gov
  • State Department – Consular Affairs
  • 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444