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Germany: Increased security in Munich Feb. 16-18 (conference)

Heightened security measures, traffic disruptions, and possible demonstrations during the annual Munich Security Conference February 16-18

14 Feb 12:59 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 1/12/2018, 12:00 AM until 2/18/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Berlin). COUNTRY/REGION Munich
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Event

The 54th annual Munich Security Conference will be held in the city of Munich from February 16 to 18. Authorities are expected to cordon off the area near the hotel for the weekend and heightened security measures are anticipated throughout the city. Demonstrations and localized traffic delays are possible.

Context

The Munich Security Conference is an annual international security policy conference that has taken place since 1963. It is considered the most important independent forum for international security policymakers, with some 450 senior officials from more than 70 countries around the world in attendance.

Advice

Individuals in Munich are advised to expect increased security measures, adhere to all instructions issued by German authorities, and expect potential travel disruptions and delays during the conference.

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