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:

· Avoid demonstration areas.

· Monitor local news for updates.

For further information:

See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Travel Caution ( , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Bahrain Country Specific Information ( .

Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) ( to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

Contact the U.S. Embassy in Manama, located at Bldg 979, Road 3119, Block 331, Zinj, at (973) 1724-2700. The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (973) 1724-2957, and the fax number is (973) 1725-6242.

Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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