Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan

Event: During the holiday season, security measures in Azerbaijan remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by violent extremist ideology throughout Europe. Violent extremists continue to focus on locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by tourists.

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

          BakuACS@state.gov

·         Azerbaijan Country Specific Information

·         Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates

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