On Nov. 29, Embassy staff, including Charge d’Affaires John Olson, joined Fulbright Commission staff, board members, partners and alumni of U.S.-Government exchange programs for a Thanksgiving dinner at the Escola de Hoteleria in Lisbon.
Pumpkin, apple or a hearty shepherd’s pie, this technique for preparing food has been around for millennia.
Nov. 26: In a new video, Secretary Kerry discusses the initial agreement reached to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. In his own words, he explains what the agreement does and what it does not do.
The Obamas and the Clintons joined Kennedy family members in a ceremony at President John Fitzgerald Kennedy's gravesite.
More News from the Embassy
Public Affairs Officer Virginia Staab attended the public presentation of the FLAD-Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) program at the Luso-American Foundation.
Aman Ali, story teller and standup comedian, toured Portugal for his first time from October 21 - 25 to speak to students...
As in previous years, a group of embassy staff volunteers and family members spent several days in Amarante, helping to rebuild a home for the Sampaio family, marking our seventh annual Habitat for Humanity trip sponsored by LEHOP (Lisbon Environmental and Humanitarian Outreach Program).
Between October 17-18, journalist and author Nicholas Kralev visited Portugal to talk about his recent book on the U.S. Foreign Service...
Embassy Lisbon provided prizes for the winners of the English translation section of the 2013 Translation contest, hosted by the Catholic University, Lisbon.
The Embassy partnered with Catholic University (Lisbon) to host a debate featuring prominent alum and former Finance Minister Vitor Gaspar and IIP Speaker Robert Kahn.
Security Message for U.S. Citizens
United States Embassy Lisbon, Portugal
Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Public Transportation and other Strikes Throughout the Month of December, 2013
December 02, 2013 The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of various strikes of Portugal’s public transportation system and one political protest planned for the month of December. Be prepared for increased road congestion, decreased taxi availability, and overcrowded public transportation alternatives on these days, and please plan accordingly.
Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.
December 19: Lisbon (Belém) – CGTP (Confederation of Portuguese Workers) has announced a protest at 18:30 next to the Presidência da República.
December 27, 30, 31: CTT (postal service) will hold strikes.
Throughout the Month of December: CP, CP-Carga, REFER, and EMEF (Portugal’s rail services) announced small stoppages/strikes – this could affect commuter rail and train lines.
We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Portugal enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at www.Travel.State.Gov. STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact. If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
Regularly monitor the State Department's website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Portugal. For additional information, refer to “A Safe Trip Abroad” on the State Department’s website.
Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions. You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and download our free Smart Traveler iPhone App to have travel information at your fingertips.
The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon is located on Avenida das Forcas Armadas, in the neighborhood of Sete Rios near the Jardim Zoológico. Telephone: (351) 21 727-3300; fax: (351) 21 726-9109; Internet home page: http://lisbon.usembassy.gov/ . The emergency after hours telephone number is (351) 21-727-3300 or (351) 21-094-2300.
The U.S. Consulate in the Azores is located in the city of Ponta Delgada on the Island of Sao Miguel. The address is Av. Principe do Monaco, 6-2F, tel: (351) 296 282-216, fax: (351) 296 287-216.
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