Security Message for U.S. citizens – Update on risk of terrorist attack

Photo by: U.S. Department of State (IIP Bureau)

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, December 23, 2016 – In light of the current terrorist threat level, upcoming holidays, and recent events in Berlin and Ankara, the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe would like to remind U.S. citizens of the following recommendations that we first provided on November 9 and which remain current:

  • Avoid large crowds and public transportation to the extent possible.
  • While traveling in Gorno-Badakhshan, avoid camping or biking after dark in the vicinity of the Afghan border, especially between populated areas.  Do not shelter in the open after dark.

The Embassy remains open during normal operating hours, although it will be closed on Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2 for Christmas and New Year’s Day respectively.

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