Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Valletta, Malta (20 December 2019)

Location: Malta, countrywide

Event:  During the holiday season, security measures in Malta remain heightened as they do elsewhere in Europe due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by violent extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Potential targets include tourist locations, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets.

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:

Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates (https://step.state.gov/step/)

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