Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Manama, September 10, 2021

Location: Bahrain

Event: U.S. citizens are urged to be cautious and vigilant when living and traveling abroad given the potential threat of terrorist attacks and extremist action against U.S. citizens and interests.  As the 20th anniversary of September 11th approaches, the possibility for violence overseas may increase.

Locations where crowds gather such as hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, shopping malls, foreign diplomatic missions, religious institutions, government offices, airports, and public transportation or transportation hubs are especially vulnerable.

Actions to Take:

  • Have a contingency plan for emergencies and review the Traveler’s Checklist.
  • Maintain a low profile.
  • Report any suspicious activities or security incidents to local police. 
  • Follow the instructions of local authorities especially in an emergency. 
  • Avoid crowded places.
  • Monitor media and local event information sources and factor updated information into your travel plans and activities.

Assistance

  • U.S. Embassy Manama 
    Building 979, Road 3119, Block 331, Zinj 
    P.O. Box 26431 
    Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain 
    bh.usembassy.gov 
    +973 1724 2700