Security Alert for U.S. Citizens

Location: The Elbasan soccer stadium and surrounding vicinity, Elbasan, Albania.

Event: A soccer match between the Albanian and Israeli national soccer teams scheduled for September 7, 2018, at 8:45 p.m.  The Embassy is not aware of any specific threats against U.S. citizens or interests at this time. However, U.S. citizens should exercise caution in the vicinity of the Elbasan stadium prior to and during the soccer match.

Actions to Take:

  • Exercise vigilance if in the vicinity of Elbasan stadium prior to and during the September 7, 2018 soccer match at 8:45 p.m.
  • Be aware of immediate surroundings.
  • Follow the instructions of local authorities, especially in an emergency.
  • Monitor media and local event information sources and factor updated information into your travel plans and activities.
  • Be prepared for additional security screening in the vicinity and unexpected disruptions.
  • Stay in touch with your family, have a plan if you are separated and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.