United States Embassy, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Security Message for U.S. citizens
Violent Incident in Kishoregonj District
July 7, 2016
The U.S. Embassy would like to alert U.S. citizens to an ongoing violent incident in Kishoregonj District. Please avoid the area and exercise security vigilance in all movements throughout the country. Monitor all news sources for developments.
The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that U.S. government personnel are not permitted to:
– visit public places in Bangladesh;
– travel on foot, motorcycle, bicycle, rickshaw, or other uncovered means on public thoroughfares and sidewalks in Bangladesh;
– 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 websitefor 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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American Citizens Services