Message for U.S. Citizens: Kuwait National and Liberation Days – February 25-26

February 23, 2015

Kuwait City, Kuwait
February 23, 2015

Kuwait’s National and Liberation Days are scheduled for Wednesday, February 25, and Thursday, February 26.   Festive celebrations, large crowds, and heavy traffic congestion are expected throughout the long weekend, particularly along the Gulf Road and Salmiya.  The Ministry of Interior will augment the presence of emergency services in these and other areas.

Please stay current with media coverage of local events.  If you go out, be aware of your surroundings and practice personal security awareness at all times, including avoiding crowds and keeping vehicle doors locked and windows up.

U.S. citizens traveling and residing abroad should enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at U.S. citizens without internet access may enroll directly at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate at their destination.  By enrolling, U.S. citizens make it easier for the Embassy to contact them in case of emergency.

Updated information on travel and security may be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or, for callers outside the United States and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).   For further information, please consult the Bureau of Consular Affairs Internet website at where the Worldwide Caution and Country Specific Information can be found.  In addition, the Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to review “A Safe Trip Abroad,” which includes valuable security information for those traveling or living in foreign countries.  You can also follow the Bureau of Consular Affairs on Twitter and on Facebook and download our free Smart Traveler App available through iTunes and Google Play to have travel information at your fingertips.

The U.S. Embassy is located at Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa Street, Block 6, Plot 14, Bayan, Kuwait.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of emergency assistance in Kuwait, you may reach the U.S. Embassy by calling +965-2259-1001 and requesting the duty officer.

This message may be accessed on the Embassy website, Here. Please note that the Consular Section is closed for U.S. and most local holidays.  The current holiday schedule for 2015 is posted on Here.