Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Baku (January 4, 2020)

There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. Out of an abundance of caution, U.S. Embassy personnel are instructed to minimize nonessential travel. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed.

Actions to Take:

  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.

Assistance:

  • U.S. Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan
    +994-12-488-3300
    BakuACS@state.gov
    az.usembassy.gov
  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    +1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444
  • Azerbaijan Country Specific Information
  • Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program to receive security updates.