Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent. U.S. Embassy Yerevan reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. Review ...
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Europe Travel Alert

As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide Americans travelling abroad with information about relevant events, we are alerting U.S. citizens to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and transportation. The large number of tourists visiting Europe in the summer months will present greater ...
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Webinar on “Overseas Filing for U.S. Taxpayers”

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host a webinar on “Overseas Filing for U.S. Taxpayers” on May 25, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT.  As a reminder, U.S. embassies and consulates cannot mail tax returns on behalf of private U.S. taxpayers living abroad through the diplomatic pouch or other Department of State facilities. ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Credible Threats to Public Squares and Docks in Istanbul and Antalya

The U.S. Mission in Turkey would like to inform U.S. citizens that there are credible threats to tourist areas, in particular to public squares and docks in Istanbul and Antalya. Please exercise extreme caution if you are in the vicinity of such areas. For your personal safety, we urge you to monitor local media. For ...
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Security Message: Escalation of Violence in Nagorno Karabakh / Stepanakert (Khankendi)

The Embassy is aware of media reports that indicate the Azerbaijani military has been ordered to begin preparations for a possible attack on the city of Stepanakert (Khankendi).  The Embassy again advises all private U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Nagorno-Karabakh (NK) in light of confirmed reports of violence in and around NK that has ...
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Security Message: Escalation of Violence in Nagorno Karabakh

The Embassy is aware of reports that indicate a serious escalation in violence along the Line of Contact in the Nagorno-Karabakh (NK) region and occupied territories, which include reports of civilian casualties.  The U.S. Embassy continues to prohibit the travel of U.S. government personnel to NK.  The U.S. Embassy also strongly advises private U.S. citizens ...
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Security Message: Turkey Travel Warning

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of increased threats from terrorist groups throughout Turkey and to avoid travel to southeastern Turkey. Effective March 29, 2016, the Department of State ordered the departure of family members of U.S. government personnel posted to U.S. Consulate in Adana and family members of U.S. government civilians in ...
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2016 Tax Filing Information for U.S. Taxpayers Abroad

Summary: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides the following 2016 tax filing guidance for U.S. taxpayers living abroad. Links to further IRS guidance are available on the Federal Benefits and Obligations page on travel.state.gov . Posts do not have to include all the information below on their websites, but they should provide information about tax season to the U.S. citizen ...
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Security Message: Bomb Threat on VIM Flight 558

Armenian authorities have received a bomb threat regarding VIM Airlines flight 558 from Yerevan to Moscow on the evening of Mar. 24, 2016.  Authorities are taking appropriate measures to ensure the public’s safety.  U.S. citizens with immediate travel plans are advised to continue to monitor media reports and the U.S. Embassy website. Review your personal ...
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Europe Travel Alert

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL. Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016. U.S. ...
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Worldwide Caution

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Current information suggests that ISIL, al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those ...
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Security Message: March 1st Demonstration

On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, Armenian political parties plan to hold a demonstration in downtown Yerevan.  Organisers have indicated that the event will take place outside the Opera House in Freedom Square, beginning at 1800. According to media reports, participants in the demonstration intend to march along the following route: along Mashtots Avenue to Grigor ...
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Security Message: Constitutional Referendum and Protests

On Sunday, December 6, 2015 Armenia will hold a Constitutional Referendum.  In the run up to this, we expect there will be a heavy police presence in public areas around Yerevan to include public transportation hubs, government buildings, and public gathering areas.  Streets may be closed with little or no warning and additional security measures ...
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Worldwide Travel Alert

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Yerevan

The U.S. Embassy in Yerevan alerts U.S. citizens in Armenia that a demonstration is planned for Friday, October 2, 2015. The demonstration will begin at 6:00 PM in Freedom Square, near the Yerevan Opera House.  Media reports indicate that the participants will march along the following route in Yerevan: From Freedom Square along Mashtots Avenue ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Yerevan Today

The U.S. Embassy in Yerevan alerts U.S. citizens in Armenia that a demonstration is planned for today, September 11. The demonstration will begin at 6:00 PM in Freedom Square, near the Yerevan Opera House. The organizers have announced that they will march along the following route in Yerevan: From Freedom Square north-west on Marshall Baghramyan ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Yerevan

The U.S. Embassy in Yerevan alerts U.S. citizens in Armenia that a demonstration has begun on Baghramyan Avenue, near Proshyan Street and the Baghramyan Metro Station. Embassy staff have been advised to avoid these areas. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and ...
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Iran Travel Warning

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of travel to Iran. Dual national Iranian-American citizens may encounter difficulty in departing Iran. U.S. citizens should stay current with media coverage of local events and carefully consider nonessential travel. This Travel Warning updates the Travel Warning for Iran issued January 16, 2015. ...
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Tension in Border Areas

Tensions remain high along the Line of Contact in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, with numerous incidents of gun and mortar fire exchanged between the two sides. The U.S. Embassy continues to forbid the travel of U.S. government personnel to NK. Consequently, the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan also advises private U.S. citizens to avoid travel to NK ...
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Worldwide Caution

1. The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Planned Tonight

The U.S. Embassy in Yerevan alerts U.S. citizens in Armenia that a demonstration march is planned for tonight  at 6:00 P.M. in Yerevan. The organizers have announced the following route: From Moscow Cinema to Tumanyan Street, north to Mashtots Avenue, south to Amiryan Street to Republic Square, south from Republic Square on Vazgen Sargsyan Street ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continued Demonstrations in Yerevan

The U.S. Embassy in Yerevan alerts U.S. citizens in Armenia that the demonstrations which began at 6 PM last night in Freedom Square and then moved to Baghramyan Avenue are still ongoing.  Media reports indicate that last night’s events were largely peaceful, but a protest on Baghramyan Avenue on Monday ended with police dispersing the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Yerevan

The U.S. Embassy in Yerevan alerts U.S. citizens in Armenia that a protest is planned for 6 PM tonight in Freedom Square, near the Opera House.  Nearby streets, including Mashtots Avenue, Sayat-Nova Avenue, Tumanyan Street, Teryan Street and the adjacent section of Baghramyan Avenue, will likely be affected and very congested.  A protest march and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Yerevan June 18 & 19

A demonstration is expected to be held on Thursday, June 18, 2015, beginning at 5:30 PM at Hrazdan Stadium. A larger demonstration is also expected on Friday, June 19, 2015, beginning at 6:30 PM at Freedom Square, near the Opera House.  According to reports, the participants of Friday’s demonstration will march along the following circular ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest in Yerevan

On Sunday, March 1st, a large protest is expected to be held in downtown Yerevan.  The protest is expected to have a sizeable turnout.  Protestors have indicated that the event will take place outside the Opera House in Freedom Square, beginning at 1500. Nearby streets, including Mashtots Avenue, Sayat-Nova Avenue, Tumanyan Street and adjacent section ...
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Preparing for the 2015 Tax Filing Season

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has provided the following guidance for U.S. citizens abroad preparing for the 2015 tax filing season.  This IRS guidance is posted under Federal Benefits and Obligations on http://travel.state.gov . Who Must File? All U.S. citizens and resident aliens must file a U.S. individual income tax return, even if they permanently live outside the United States ...
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Travel Warning – Iran

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of travel to Iran. Dual national Iranian-American citizens may encounter difficulty in departing Iran.  U.S. citizens should stay current with media coverage of local events and carefully consider nonessential travel.  This Travel Warning updates the Travel Warning for Iran issued May 22, 2014. ...
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Worldwide Caution

U.S. Embassy Yerevan, Armenia The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need ...
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