Emergency Message

The hostage situation at Holey Bakery in Gulshan-2, Dhaka has ended. The U.S. Embassy recommends that all U.S. Citizens avoid the area around the restaurant (Road 79 in Gulshan-2) and remain vigilant in their movements and activities, inside the diplomatic enclave and anywhere else in Bangladesh.

The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that U.S. government personnel are not permitted to:

  • Visit many public places;
  • Travel on foot, motorcycle, bicycle, rickshaw or other uncovered means on public thoroughfares and sidewalks;
  • Attend large gatherings in Bangladesh, including events at international hotels.

The U.S. Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to adopt similar security measures.

For further information:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, located at Madani Avenue, Baridhara, Dhaka, Bangladesh 1212, at (88) (02) 5566-2000, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Weekends and After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (88) (02) 5566-2000 (press “0” and ask for the duty officer).
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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