Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Sofia, Bulgaria

The U.S. Embassy in Sofia advises U.S. citizens to review the current Department of State Worldwide Caution in light of ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology.

As terrorist attacks, political violence (including demonstrations), criminal activities and other security incidents often take place without any warning, U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and practice good situational awareness.

Actions to Take:

  • Exercise vigilance and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and to make it easier to locate you in an emergency. The Department uses these security messages to convey information about terrorist threats, security incidents, planned demonstrations, natural disasters, etc.