Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder

Due to regional developments, there is potential for spontaneous demonstrations to take place in Bahrain over the coming days, and possibly beyond.  While we have no information indicating a threat to American citizens, we encourage you to continually exercise the appropriate level of security awareness in regards to anti-U.S. activity or events.  We remind U.S. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder

Spontaneous demonstrations, and at times violent anti-government activity, continue to take place in Bahrain, particularly at night and in restricted areas. This unrest can be in response to local developments, calls for protests, or regional events. American citizens should be aware of the following: Anniversary dates of significant events in Bahrain – including February 14th ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.  U.S. Embassy Manama reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. Review your personal ...
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Security Message – Recent IED Detonation and Potential Protest Activities

Recent IED Detonation and Potential Protest Activities November 2, 2017 An IED targeting the Ministry of Interior (MOI) police recently detonated on Sh. Khalifa bin Salman Highway near the “Burgerland Interchange.” Although U.S. citizens were not targeted in this attack, keep in mind that security threats continue in areas and thoroughfares frequented by U.S. citizens. ...
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Security Message – Ashura religious event

U.S. Embassy Manama Security Message for U.S. Citizens September 28, 2017 Ashura is a major religious event commemorating the martyrdom of Hussein Bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed. As part of the Ashura religious observations, large processions will take place throughout Bahrain, and specifically in central Manama, major roads will be closed. The ...
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Scam warning of misuse of the Embassy’s name and logos

WARNING  – The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of an ongoing scam that fraudulently uses the Embassy’s name and logos to target businesses for payments of false contracts.  If your business receives a tender request from a  “Michelle Collins, Embassy of the United States”  or from any of the following email addresses:  usa@embassytenderdep.com  or usa@embassytenders.com  or  info@embassytendersdep.com ...
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Security Message – Sixteenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks

U.S. Embassy Manama Security Message for U.S. Citizens September 10, 2017 As we mark the sixteenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the United States Embassy reminds all American citizens residing in or travelling to the Kingdom of Bahrain to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their ...
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Security Message – Demonstrations

Episodic demonstrations continue to take place in Bahrain , including possible protests near U.S. facilities. Protest activity may include improvised explosive devices, Molotov cocktails, tire fires, and disrupted traffic. Violent clashes between security forces and protesters can occur without advance warning. The Ministry of Interior maintains official checkpoints in certain areas. Actions to take: · ...
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Security Message – Police Operations in the Budaiya Highway

U.S. Embassy Manama Security Notice May 23, 2017   There are ongoing Ministry of Interior (MOI) – Police Operations in the Budaiya Highway corridor [from the Burgerland Roundabout west to Budaiya Roundabout, ending where the highway intersects with the Janabiyia Highway] and in around the Diraz Village area.   Due to current police action, the Embassy ...
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Executive Order on Visas

Arabic Translation for the Executive Order is here (PDF 96 KB) On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a new Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States which directs us to review current screening procedures, while protecting national security – our top priority when issuing visas.  The Executive Order has ...
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Worldwide Caution – March 3, 2017

Worldwide Caution 1. As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad. This replaces the Worldwide ...
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Security Notice

January 30, 2017 Spontaneous demonstrations, and at times violent anti-government activity, continue to take place in Bahrain, particularly at night and in restricted areas.  This unrest can be in response to local developments, calls for protests, or regional events.  U.S. citizens should be aware of the following: Episodic protest activity is anticipated to continue to ...
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Security Notice

(December 8, 2016) The U.S. Embassy issued a Security Notice to its employees today reminding them of continued security threats throughout the world during the holidays and major events.  Spontaneous demonstrations continue to take place in Bahrain from time to time in response to world events or regional and local developments. The embassy anticipates widespread ...
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SECURITY MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS

Security Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Embassy Manama October 10, 2016   SECURITY MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS   The day of Ashura is a major religious commemoration of the martyrdom at Karbala of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). As part of the Ashura religious observations, large processions will take place throughout ...
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Demonstration Notice

This security message advises U.S. citizens of possible protests in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy on Friday, January 15. The Embassy is therefore advising its staff to avoid the Embassy on January 15. U.S. citizens are reminded of the continued security threats throughout the world. Please exercise caution, remain attentive when in public places, ...
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Worldwide Caution

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a high ...
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