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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan, May 14, 2023
May 14, 2023

Due to the potential for road closures and/or traffic delays, the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad has canceled all routine consular appointments for Monday, May 15, 2023.  The Embassy remains open and available for emergency services, though the U.S. Embassy continues to restrict movements of embassy personnel to official and mission-essential travel only.  U.S. Consulates General Karachi and Lahore are open for routine consular appointments.

U.S. citizens are reminded of potential disruptions to cell-phone service and should have contingency communication plans in place if traveling in-country.  U.S. citizens are urged to pay attention to local media for security updates and planned road closures and maintain good situational awareness and security wherever they travel in Pakistan.  The U.S. Embassy strongly encourages U.S. citizens to avoid large gatherings, unnecessary travel, and remain vigilant of their surroundings and to comply with all established security checkpoints.


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

Pakistan Country Information

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