Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Tashkent: Afghanistan Border (July 8, 2022)
Location: Vicinity of the border with Afghanistan, Uzbekistan
Event: The U.S. Embassy in Tashkent advises U.S. citizens of a heightened security threat within 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) of the border with Afghanistan. As security incidents often take place without any warning, the Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to minimize non-essential travel to the area. If traveling in this area, maintain vigilance and practice good personal security awareness in public areas.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid the area.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Monitor embassy messaging for updates.
- Review your personal security plans.
- U.S. Embassy Tashkent, Uzbekistan
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Uzbekistan Country Information
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