This message is being sent out to inform U.S. Citizens about a new Worldwide Travel Alert issued by the State Department on December 19, 2014. The full text can be found on the webpage of the Consular Affairs Bureau of the Department of State.
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 at http://travel.state.gov, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information Uzbekistan at http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1057.html. For additional information, refer to “A Safe Trip Abroad” on the State Department’s website.