Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Ashgabat (Turkmenistan), Heightened Tensions in the Region (January 4, 2020)

Location: Turkmenistan, countrywide

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat advises all U.S. citizens of heightened tensions in the region. U.S. citizens are encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and to practice good situational awareness.

Actions to Take:

  • Keep a low profile
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Update and maintain your list of emergency contacts


  • U.S. Embassy Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
    +993 12 940049
    +(+99363) 047683 (after hours)
  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    +1 888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444
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