Security Message for U.S. Citizens

This security message to U.S. citizens is to provide updates to recommendations contained in emergency messages sent by the U.S. Embassy on September 4, September 5, and September 11.

Although small groups of followers of former Deputy Defense Minister Abduhalim Nazarzoda remain at large and are believed to be in mountainous areas away from major urban centers, the largest of wide-scale military and law enforcement operations to capture members of Nazarzoda’s group have been completed or are winding down.

In light of a gradual calming of the situation, the United States Embassy in Dushanbe has relaxed restrictions on travel for official U.S. government employees in Tajikistan. At this time, official travel is allowed in all regions of Tajikistan, although U.S. government employees are still under instructions not to participate in weekend hiking activities outside of Dushanbe and other urban centers.

Notwithstanding the improvement in the overall security situation, we continue to recommend all U.S. citizens to exercise vigilance.

For further information:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Tajikistan Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan located at 109 A Ismoili Somoni Avenue, at 992-37-229-2300, Mon, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Tue – Fri, 2 – 4 p.m. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is 992-98-580-1032 or 992-37-229-2000.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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