Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh (October 19, 2023)
Location: Dhaka, other cities across Bangladesh.
Event: The U.S. Embassy in Dhaka is closely monitoring the security environment. While the embassy is not aware of specific, credible, or actionable threats against the embassy or U.S. persons and interests in Bangladesh, there has been an observed increase in violent and inciteful rhetoric online. The U.S. Embassy advises citizens to continue exercising caution and to maintain personal security awareness.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid areas with demonstrations.
- Keep a low profile.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Do not draw attention to yourself.
- Review your personal security plans.
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Bangladesh Country Specific Information.
- U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh – (88) 02 5566 2000
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka located at Madani Avenue, Baridhara, Dhaka, 1212, at DhakaACS@state.gov. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +(88) (02) 5566-2000.