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Emergency Message to the U.S. Citizens, 09/17-2012

Emergency Message to U.S. Citizens

Emergency Message to U.S. Citizens

Possible Demonstration September 17, 2012

The U.S. Embassy Baku informs U.S. citizens that Azerbaijani media sources report that there will be a demonstration in front of the U.S. Embassy in Baku at 3:00 pm on Monday, September 17.  The demonstration is assumed to be connected to other anti-American demonstrations ongoing worldwide. 

Even demonstrations that are meant to be peaceful can become violent and unpredictable.  You should avoid them if at all possible.  Be alert and aware of your surroundings at all times. 

You can stay in touch and get Embassy updates by checking the Embassy website:  U.S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the U.S. Embassy’s website and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs website, where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information can be found (

The U.S. Embassy Baku also encourages U.S. citizens to review "A Safe Trip Abroad," which includes valuable security information for those both living and traveling abroad:

In addition to information on the Internet, travelers may obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the U.S. and Canada, or outside the U.S. and Canada on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.

The U.S. Embassy in Baku is located at Azadliq Prospect 83, tel. (+994) (12) 498-03-35 or (+994) (12) 498-03-36.  Duty personnel are also available for emergency assistance after hours and on weekends and holidays at these telephone numbers. 

Consular Section

U.S. Embassy Baku