Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dushanbe

(May 18, 2022)

Location:   Khorugh and Rushan, GBAO, Tajikistan

Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe is closely monitoring the situation in Khorugh and Rushan, including reports of roadblocks along the Pamir highway and throughout Khorugh, large demonstrations, and several casualties.  Mobile phone networks may become inoperable without notice.

U.S. government personnel travel to GBAO and within five (5) miles of the Tajikistan-Afghanistan border is limited to essential purposes only.  Personal travel to these areas by U.S. government personnel is prohibited.  The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid non-essential travel to GBAO and along the Tajikistan-Afghanistan border.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid non-essential travel to areas along the Tajikistan-Afghanistan border.
  • Avoid demonstrations and keep a low profile.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations.  Review the Traveler’s Checklist.