Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan (March 4, 2020)

The U.S. Embassy reminds you that the risk of terrorist attacks, kidnapping, criminal violence, and civil unrest remains high in Kabul, Afghanistan’s provinces, and the roadways connecting them.  Hotels, residential compounds, international organizations, embassies, and other locations frequented by foreign nationals, including U.S. citizens, are known to be under enduring threat.  Avoid becoming a target of opportunity.  Carefully consider all travel and limit trips only to those that are absolutely necessary.

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