This message is to update American citizens on the security situation in and around Dushanbe following three separate attacks on Tajik government installations and law enforcement personnel in Vahdat and the outskirts of Dushanbe on Friday, September 4.
Tajik authorities continue their investigation and have implemented tighter security measures in the aftermath of yesterday’s attacks. Although the situation in Dushanbe is calm at the moment, all US citizens are strongly urged to exercise caution and avoid large gatherings of people. US citizens residing in or visiting Dushanbe are urged not to travel outside the city by road, due to ongoing law enforcement operations in the area around Dushanbe.
The US Embassy plans to resume normal business operations on Tuesday, September 8, following the Labor Day holiday. The Embassy continues to closely monitor developments, and will provide further guidance as additional information becomes available.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Tajikistan Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan locatedat 109 A Ismoili Somoni Avenue,at 992-37-229-2300, Mon, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Tue – Fri, 2 – 4 p.m. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is 992-98-580-1032 or 992-37-229-2000.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
- Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.