An official website of the United States government

November 21, 2022: Security Alert
November 21, 2022

Alert graphic

Location: Kuwait, countrywide

Event: The FIFA Men’s World Cup is being held in Qatar from November 20 to December 18, 2022.  The U.S. Embassy in Kuwait strongly recommends U.S. citizens travelling to Qatar for the World Cup read the entire Qatar country information page to learn about safety, security, laws and customs in Qatar.  Since large, high-profile events pose unique safety and security risks, please pay particular attention to the Safety and Security section of the Qatar country information page.

If you plan to travel to Qatar for the World Cup, please also review the U.S. Embassy in Qatar’s World Cup page, which is regularly updated with the latest tips and guidance for Americans visiting Qatar.  On that page you will find their information card, which you can save to your mobile device for quick access to the U.S. Embassy Qatar’s contact information and other helpful guidance.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Notify friends and family of your whereabouts and safety.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
  • Review the State Department’s Qatar country information page and the U.S. Embassy in Qatar’s World Cup page.
  • Save a copy of the U.S. Embassy in Qatar’s World Cup information card to your mobile device.

For Assistance in Qatar:

State Department – Consular Affairs

  • +1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444

U.S. Embassy in Qatar

  • +974 4496 6000
  • ACSDoha@state.gov
  • U.S. Embassy in Qatar web page
  • Follow the U.S. Embassy in Qatar on Facebook and Twitter