Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (November 17, 2020)

Location:  Islamabad

Event:  Local media report there are ongoing protests in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, resulting in traffic delays, street closures, and disruption of cell phone networks.  Road closures and cell phone disruptions may continue to occur over the next several days.

Actions to Take:

  1. Avoid crowds.
  2. Avoid demonstrations.
  3. Keep a low profile.
  4. Review your personal security plans.
  5. Be aware of your surroundings.
  6. Monitor local media for updates.
  7. Enroll in Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.


U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan
+(92)(51) 201-4000

U.S. Consulate General, Karachi
+(92)(21) 3527 5000

U.S. Consulate General, Lahore
+(92) (42) 3603 4000

U.S. Consulate General, Peshawar
+(92) (91) 526 8800

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates

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