Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Manama

Location: Bahrain

Event: The Kingdom of Bahrain will hold parliamentary and municipal elections on Saturday, November 12, with runoff elections on November 19.

Small scale demonstrations related to the election may occur during this period. Increased pedestrian and vehicular traffic, road closures, and an elevated security presence should be expected near polling centers. U.S. citizens in Bahrain are reminded to be aware of their surroundings and avoid demonstrations.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.