Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
Event: The Embassy has learned that terrorist groups and individuals are seeking to increase attacks on Americans and others living or working in Kabul’s International Zone. We encourage you to consider carefully all potential travel and limit trips only to those necessary.
We expect terrorists will continue to target political rallies, speeches, and events associated with upcoming Afghan elections. On election day terrorists may also target polling stations. Political violence may continue after the actual elections have ended.
Please help us to increase enrollment in the Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). If you have colleagues who are not enrolled, please encourage them to visit https://step.state.gov and enroll today.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid crowds.
- Avoid demonstrations
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan
Phone: (00 93) (0)700-10-8000
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Afghanistan Country Information
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates
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