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. citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence. U.S. citizens are therefore urged to avoid the areas of any demonstration if possible, and to exercise caution if within the vicinity of any demonstrations.

Actions to take:

  • Follow local media and be alert to local and regional developments
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Maintain vigilance
  • Avoid areas of protests/demonstrations

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Manama
Bldg 979, Road 3119, Block 331, Zinj,
Telephone: (973) 1724-2700
Emergency Telephone for U.S. Citizens: (973) 1724-2957
Fax: (973) 1725-6242
Email: ManamaConsular@state.gov