U.S. Embassy Tashkent urges American citizens to avoid the area near the Chorsu Bazaar in Tashkent. According to media reports, there was an explosion in this area today in the afternoon, resulting in ongoing police activity there.
We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Uzbekistan enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at https://step.state.gov/step. STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
Regularly monitor the Department of State website at http://travel.state.gov/, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Uzbekistan. For additional information, review the Traveler’s Checklist on the Department of State website.
Contact U.S. Embassy Tashkent for up-to-date information on travel restrictions. You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free from within the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).