Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Location:  Tajikistan, countrywide

Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe advises all Americans in Tajikistan to be especially vigilant during the upcoming Navruz holiday.  Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) leaders are known to recruit and inspire individuals to conduct spontaneous attacks on anyone who does not adhere to their extreme ideology.   Due to previous ISIS-related activity in Tajikistan and historic methods used by ISIS globally, the U.S. Embassy therefore recommends the following actions:

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid large crowds.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Consult with security providers at your location.
  • Review your personal security plans and carry a fully charged communication device.
  • Notify a trusted person of your travel and movement plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and local security developments.
  • Enroll in the Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates