The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of traveling to Saudi Arabia. There is an ongoing
security threat due to the continued presence of terrorist groups, some affiliated with al-Qaida, who may target Western interests,
housing compounds, hotels, shopping areas, and other facilities where Westerners congregate. These terrorist groups may employ
a wide variety of tactics and also may target Saudi government facilities and economic/commercial targets within the Kingdom.
This replaces the Travel Warning issued December 23, 2010 and updates security advice to resident U.S. citizens.
The last major terrorist attack directed against foreign nationals was in 2007. Significant measures since then by the Saudi