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2024 NATO Summit - National Special Security Event Information

NSSE Event Notice: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit 2024
Tuesday, July 9 - Thursday, July 11, 2024

From Tuesday, July 9, 2024, through Thursday, July 11, 2024, the NATO Summit will take place in the District of Columbia. Numerous law enforcement agencies, including the Metropolitan Police Department, the United States Secret Service, and other law enforcement agencies will be providing security for the event to ensure the safety of visiting dignitaries, attendees, and members of the public.

Road Closures, Parking Restrictions and Transit Impacts

Security zones around both the Washington Convention Center and the International Trade Center will close off several streets to traffic, including transit vehicles. Metrobus, Metrorail, and MetroAccess services will also be impacted in the area around the Washington Convention Center. MetroAccess will run normal service; however, customers may not be able to reach their final destination due to road closures. MetroAccess will work with customers to get as close to the destination as possible. Customers who use stations or bus routes in this area should allow additional travel time to account for detours and delays.  

Stay in the Know

Text NATODC to 888-777 for free text alerts from District and Federal public safety agencies relating to the NATO Summit.  

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What is a National Special Security Event?

A National Special Security Event (NSSE) is an event of national or international significance deemed by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to be a potential target for terrorism or other criminal activity. These events may include summits of world leaders, meetings of international organizations, presidential nominating conventions, and presidential inaugurations. As the nation's capital, Washington, DC is frequently the setting for NSSE-designated events. This page will provide information on specific events as they are planned and executed. Learn more about the NSSE designation and preventing terrorism.