Exercise increased caution in Tajikistan due to terrorism.
Terrorist organizations, including ISIS, are known to have a presence in the region.
Most recently, on November 6, 2019, there was a deadly attack at a border post in Rudaki district, on the Tajikistan-Uzbekistan border. Last year, on July 29, 2018, U.S. citizens were targeted in a terrorist attack in Danghara while bicycling in the central region of the country. ISIS has claimed responsibility for both attacks.
Tajik authorities maintain a high level of security to thwart terrorist attacks. This could lead terrorists to seek softer targets including facilities where U.S. citizens and other foreigners congregate such as residential areas; clubs and restaurants; places of worship; schools; hotels; outdoor recreational events, including popular hiking areas; and resorts. U.S. citizens should avoid predictable patterns of movement and revealing their personal information and location on social media. If using social media, ensure your privacy settings are appropriately set.
For more information, read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.
Last Update: Reissued after periodic review with minor changes.