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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Kuwait City (Kuwait), Protest at Russian Embassy

Near East > Kuwait > Kuwait City

On Wednesday afternoon, December 14, starting at approximately 15:00, a protest is scheduled to take place in front of the Russian Embassy to Kuwait, located at Daiya Area, Block 5, Plot 17, Kuwait City. 

 

We are not aware of specific, credible threats against private U.S. citizens in Kuwait relating to this protest.  Nonetheless, we recommend avoiding the area for the duration of the protest.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

 

Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates.  Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security and follow instructions of local authorities.

 

For further information:

•        See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Kuwait 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 Kuwait.   The U.S. Embassy is located at Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa Street, Block 6, Plot 14, Bayan, Kuwait.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of emergency assistance in Kuwait, you may reach the U.S. Embassy by calling +965-2259-1001 and requesting 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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This message may be accessed on the Embassy website, http://kuwait.usembassy.gov.   Please note that the Consular Section is closed for U.S. and most local holidays.  The current holiday schedule for 2015 is posted on http://kuwait.usembassy.gov/holidays.html.