U.S. Embassy Almaty
WARDEN MESSAGE - MARCH 14, 2006
On Sunday, March 12, a violent criminal incident against an American citizen took place at
Dushanbe's Victory Park. Though there is no evidence at this time that Americans are being
specifically targeted for violent crime, the U.S. Embassy advises American citizens resident and
traveling in Tajikistan to exercise caution and avoid traveling alone when possible, especially in
remote or uncrowded areas. Thefts and muggings always have the potential to be violent.
Americans are urged to consult Tajikistan's Consular Information Sheet, updated December 2,
2005, for specifics on safety, security, and crime in Tajikistan and for embassy contact
information. This document is available at:
For the latest security information, Americans traveling abroad should regularly monitor the
Department's Internet web site at <http://travel.state.gov/index.html> where the current Travel
Warnings and Public Announcements
<http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis_pa_tw_1168.html>, including the Worldwide
Caution Public Announcement <http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_1161.html>, can
Up-to-date information on safety and security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747
toll free in the U.S., or for callers outside the U.S. 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).
The Department of State urges American citizens to take responsibility for their own personal
security while traveling overseas. For general information about appropriate measures travelers
can take to protect themselves in an overseas environment, see the Department of State's
pamphlet A Safe Trip Abroad <http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/safety/safety_1747.html>.