U.S. Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan
Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Large-scale Ceasefire Violations in Nagorno-Karabakh
April 2, 2016
The U.S. Embassy in Baku informs U.S. citizens of the reported large-scale ceasefire violations that are taking place along the Line of Contact in the Nagorno-Karabakh (NK) conflict zone, which include reports of civilian casualties. 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 border areas and comply with Azerbaijani checkpoints set up to keep travelers from hazardous areas.
We encourage U.S. citizens to monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Azerbaijan Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Baku, located at 111 Azadlig Avenue, at (+994) 12 488 3300. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+994) 12 488 3300.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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