This message is to update U.S. citizens on the reported incident near the Chorsu Bazaar in Tashkent and associated police activity there on Friday, September 4. The security situation in this area has returned to normal and there is no longer a need to avoid the area. The U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan reminds you to review the Worldwide Caution as well as 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 and follow instructions of local authorities.
For additional information:
- 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).