Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

U.S. Embassy Kuwait January 7, 2018 On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts. Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.   U.S. Embassy Kuwait reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. Review ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder for U.S. Citizens

Friday, October 27, 2017 As noted in our  Worldwide Caution , terrorist groups remain intent on targeting U.S. citizens, our allies, and our interests.  The U.S. Government remains highly concerned about possible attacks against U.S. citizens, government facilities, businesses, places of worship, and perceived U.S. and Western interests in the region and worldwide. While we are not ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Kuwait Air Quality Monitor

The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are working together to record air quality at U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the globe.  As part of this initiative, U.S. Embassy Kuwait installed an air quality monitor (AQM) on Embassy grounds in the Bayan district.  The data for the Embassy’s Air Quality ...
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SECURITY MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS: Update to Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated March ...
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SECURITY MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS: Personal Security for U.S. citizens during the Islamic Holy Month of Ramadan

As noted in our Worldwide Caution , terrorist groups remain intent on targeting U.S. citizens, our allies, and our interests.  Terrorist groups have launched attacks during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in the past.  The U.S. government remains highly concerned about possible attacks against U.S. citizens, facilities, businesses, places of worship, and perceived U.S. and western ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens —  Information for U.S. citizens during the Islamic Holy Month of Ramadan

The beginning and end of the month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, are based on actual sightings of the new moon, likely from about May 27 to June 24. The official start and end of the month will be announced by newspaper, television and radio. During Ramadan, the U.S. Embassy in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Demonstration

U.S. Embassy Kuwait Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Demonstration 20-APRIL-2017 The U.S. Embassy in Kuwait informs U.S. citizens that localized demonstrations are expected to take place in the Al-Andalous area in the Farwaniya Governorate beginning Friday morning on April 21, 2017.  These localized demonstrations may produce crowds. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Aviation Security Enhancement

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in consultation with relevant Departments and Agencies, has determined it is prudent to enhance security, to include airport security procedures for passengers at certain last point of departure airports to the United States.  These enhancements include more stringent measures applied to 10 specific airports, to include Kuwait International Airport. The ...
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Worldwide Caution – Security Notice for U.S. Citizens 2017

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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Emergency Message

July 13, 2016 In light of recent terrorist attacks in Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Turkey, and other countries in the region and around the world, the Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of measures they can take to enhance their safety and security.  We are not aware of specific, credible threats against U.S. citizens in Kuwait at ...
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Emergency Message

March 10, 2016 The Embassy informs U.S. citizens that a U.S. citizen was stabbed on Thursday morning, March 10, in Fintas. His injuries are not life-threatening. The man who assaulted him is in police custody. The Embassy is not aware of specific, credible threats against U.S. citizens. Nonetheless, U.S. citizens residing in or visiting Kuwait ...
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Sound Personal Practices in Light of Recent Attack – Security Message for U.S. Citizens – 3

July 6, 2015 In light of the June 26 terrorist attack in Kuwait, we want to remind U.S. citizens of measures they can take to enhance their safety and security.  We encourage U.S. citizens to exercise keen security awareness of their surroundings at all times.  The Embassy recommends that all U.S. citizens in Kuwait monitor ...
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Explosion at Mosque in Al-Sawaber neighborhood of Kuwait City – Security Notice for U.S. Citizens 2015 – 2

Kuwait City, Kuwait June 26, 2015 There has been an explosion at a mosque in the Al Sawaber neighborhood of Kuwait.  There have been reports of deaths and injuries.  U.S. citizens should avoid the area.  Please stay current with media coverage of local and regional events. U.S. Mission personnel have been advised to continue to ...
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Worldwide Caution – Security Notice for U.S. Citizens 2015-1

January 11, 2015 Kuwait City, Kuwait January 11, 2015 The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a ...
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Extremist Website Posting – Security Message for U.S. Citizens 2014 – 7

October 28, 2014 Kuwait City, Kuwait October 28, 2014 A recent anonymous posting on a Jihadist website encouraged attacks against American and other international schools in the Middle East, including western teachers employed at those schools  The Embassy is not aware of any specific, credible threat against any specific school or individuals in Kuwait.  U.S. ...
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Worldwide Caution – Security Notice for U.S. Citizens 2014-6

October 14, 2014 Kuwait City, Kuwait October 14, 2014 The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to ...
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