Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan

As the year-end holidays approach, the Embassy warns U.S. citizens that the risk of terrorist attacks remains high. Terrorist groups continue to seek western targets, including places where foreign nationals live, work, gather, and the routes connecting those places. We encourage you to carefully consider all travel and limit trips only to those necessary.

The Embassy also reminds U.S. citizens that terrorist groups and criminal organizations continue to target foreigners for kidnapping and hostage taking, including doctors, medical professionals, teachers, aid workers, journalists, and visitors.

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 and enroll today.

Actions to take:

  • Review your personal security plans
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Avoid areas where Westerners are known to congregate
  • Keep a low profile
  • Vary your travel routes and times
  • Minimize non-essential travel