Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh (February 27, 2019)
Event: The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) election is scheduled for Thursday, February 28, 2019. The Government of Bangladesh has imposed the following vehicle movement restrictions, which are likely to impact vehicular and pedestrian traffic patterns.
|DATES||TIME||VEHICLE MOVEMENT RESTRICTIONS|
|02/27 to 03/01||0000hrs – 2359hrs||Motorcycles will not be allowed to move in the election area.|
|02/28||0000hrs – 2359hrs||CNG, Baby Taxi (Tuk Tuk), Auto Rickshaw, Easy Bike, Taxi Cab, Microbus (VAN), Jeep (SUV), Pickup, Car, Bus, Truck, Tempo, any other local motorized vehicle will not be allowed to move in the election area.|
Embassy Operations: The Consular Section will be closed for U.S. passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, and visa services. The American Citizen Services Unit will still be available in the event of an emergency.
Actions to Take:
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Avoid demonstrations.
- Be aware of your surroundings.