Tajikistan Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory
November 21, 2019

Tajikistan - Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

O K E N H U T C

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.

  • If you decide to travel to Tajikistan:
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and adjust your plans based on new information.
  • Avoid demonstrations and protests.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Crime and Safety Report for Tajikistan.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

Last Update: Reissued after periodic review with minor changes.

Travel Advisory Levels

Assistance for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Dushanbe
109A, Ismoili Somoni Avenue
Dushanbe, Tajikistan 734019
Telephone
992-37-229-2000
992-37-229-2300(consular direct line)
Emergency
992-98-580-1032
Fax
992-37-229-2050

Tajikistan Map