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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens (October 24, 2020)
October 24, 2020

Security Alert for U.S. Citizens (October 24, 2020)

The U.S. Embassy in Baku has received credible reports of potential terrorist attacks and kidnappings against U.S. citizens and foreign nationals in Baku, including against hotels such as the J.W. Marriott Absheron, as well as potentially other locations in Baku.  U.S. citizens are advised to exercise heightened caution in locations where Americans or foreigners may gather.

Actions to Take: 

  • Exercise caution and remain vigilant.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by foreigners.
  • Monitor local media for updates.

The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed.

Please review recent Alerts and Messages related to Azerbaijan on our website.


U.S. Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan




State Department – Consular Affairs

+1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444