Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan (May 22, 2019)

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

Event:  Due to political developments, increased security restrictions may cause traffic disruptions over the next several days.  There may also be an increased likelihood of protests during the upcoming period.  In addition, the U.S. Embassy has received reports that militants continue to plan attacks of varying complexity against targets in Kabul where foreign citizens, foreign diplomats, and Afghan government officials may gather or stay, including hotels, housing compounds, and Afghan, U.S., and other foreign government offices and facilities.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid areas of demonstrations and keep a low profile.
  • Review your personal security plans and carry a fully charged communication device.
  • Notify a trusted person of your travel and movement plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and local security developments.


  • American Citizen Services Unit, U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan

Located at Great Massoud Road between Radio Afghanistan and the Ministry of Public Health in Kabul.

+93-700-114-000 or +93 -700-108-000 (after hours)

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444