Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dushanbe

April 24, 2022

Location:  Tajikistan

Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe recommends that American citizens exercise caution when visiting venues frequented by Westerners. Terrorist organizations are known to have a presence in the region and have targeted foreigners and local authorities in recent years, including attacks on Western bicyclists in 2018 and a government border post in 2019.

The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe continues to recommend that American citizens reconsider travel near and along Tajikistan’s border with Afghanistan. The current political situation in Afghanistan creates a challenging and unpredictable environment in the border areas due to evolving security conditions.

Actions to Take:

  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners.
  • Vary routes and times and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Avoid non-essential travel to areas along the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.