This message is being sent to inform American citizens about an updated Worldwide Caution issued by the State Department on April 10, 2014. The full text can be found at http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/worldwide-caution.html.
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 State Department’s website athttp://travel.state.gov/, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information Uzbekistan. For additional information, refer to “A Safe Trip Abroad” on the State Department’s website.
Contact the U.S. embassy in 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).
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