Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dushanbe, Tajikistan (December 29, 2018)
Location: Tajikistan, countrywide
Event: The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe advises all Americans in Tajikistan to exercise special vigilance during the New Year holiday. As a reminder, on July 29, terrorists targeted a group of Western tourists traveling in Tajikistan, killing four people including two American citizens. The U.S. Embassy therefore recommends the following actions:
· During New Year celebrations, exercise caution when visiting prominent restaurants, bars, hotels, and when attending public gatherings.
· Avoid conspicuous consumption of alcohol and public drunkenness.
· Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
· Avoid large crowds.
· Keep a low profile.
Assistance: Contact the U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan at 109 A Ismoili Somoni Avenue (Zarafshon district), Dushanbe, Tajikistan 734019 at 992-37-229-2300 or 992-37-229-2000. The after-hours emergency number for American citizens is 992-98-580-1032 and the Consular email address is DushanbeConsular@state.gov. The number for the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is 1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444.
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