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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Baku (Azerbaijan), Planned Protests Near the U.S. Embassy on July 6

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The U.S. Embassy in Baku is aware of online reports indicating protests may take place on Thursday, July 6, 2017 in the vicinity of the United States Embassy.  Media also report the demonstrations may begin at 11:00 am and may also occur near the Embassies of France and Russia and along Azadliq Avenue towards the Government of Azerbaijan buildings.

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.

We remind all U.S. citizens to review your personal security plans and remain aware of your surroundings, including local events.  Please maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

For further information about security in Azerbaijan:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Azerbaijan 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 Baku, located at 111 Azadlig Avenue, at (+994) 12 488 3300.  After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+994) 12 488 3300.
  • 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).