Security Message: Escalation of Violence in Nagorno-Karabakh

The U.S. Embassy is aware of media reports indicating that the escalation of ceasefire violations continues in Azerbaijan’s occupied territories and along the Line of Contact in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.  The situation remains fluid and there have been reports of civilian casualties.  U.S. citizens currently present in Nagorno-Karabakh are advised to leave.

The U.S. Embassy strongly advises private U.S. citizens to avoid travel to NK and the Embassy continues to prohibit the travel of U.S. government personnel to NK.  Consular services are not available to U.S. citizens in NK or the occupied territories surrounding it.  U.S. citizens are also reminded that travel across the Azerbaijan-Armenia international border is not possible due to ongoing hostilities.  Travelers should remain clear of the international border areas and Line of Contact, and comply with Azerbaijani checkpoints set up to keep travelers from hazardous areas.

Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

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