Baku/06.01.19/Turan: The US Embassy in Azerbaijan called on American citizens to take precautionary measures. “There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. Out of an abundance of caution, U.S. Embassy personnel are instructed to minimize nonessential travel. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed.
In the Middle East, tensions are increasing that could lead to a security risk for US citizens abroad. For this reason, embassy staff was instructed to minimize travel, ”the embassy said on a diplomatic mission website.
In particular, Americans are encouraged keep a low profile; be aware of your surroundings; stay alert in locations frequented by tourists; review personal security plans; and have travel documents up to date and easily accessible. In case of emergency, call the telephone numbers on the website of the US Embassy and the US Department of State.