Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan (7 December 2018)

Location:  Azerbaijan, countrywide

 

Event:  During the holiday season, there are ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe, including in Azerbaijan. Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such as holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by Westerners.

 

Actions to Take:

  • Exercise additional vigilance at holiday festivals and events, places of worship, and locations with large crowds.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.

Assistance:

  • U.S. Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan
  • (+994 12) 488-3300 – If calling after business hours, please ask to speak with the Duty Officer
  • BakuACS@state.gov
  • State Department – Consular Affairs
  • 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
  • Azerbaijan Country Information
  • Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates
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