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Oman Travel Warning

Issued by US Department of State

Mar 10, 2003

This Travel Warning is being issued to alert U.S. citizens that the Department of State has authorized the departure of family members and non-emergency personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Muscat on a voluntary basis. Due to heightened tensions and increased security concerns resulting from the current situation in the region, the Department of State warns U.S. citizens to defer non-essential travel to Oman. U.S. citizens in Oman should consider departing.

On March 10, 2003, the Department of State authorized the departure of family members and non-emergency personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Muscat on a voluntary basis. The U.S. Embassy in Muscat remains open to provide the full range of services to American citizens and the general public.

U.S. citizens who remain in or travel to Oman despite this warning should register at the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Muscat and enroll in the warden system (emergency alert network) in order to obtain updated information on travel and security in Oman. Americans in Oman should exercise caution and take prudent measures to maintain their security. Americans should remain vigilantly aware of surroundings, avoid crowds and demonstrations, keep a low profile, vary times and routes for all travel, and ensure travel documents are current.

The U.S. Embassy in Oman is located on Jameat ADuwal Al Arabiya Street, Al Khuwair Area (Shatti al-Qurum), in the capital city of Muscat. The mailing address is P.O. Box 202, Medinat Al Sultan Qaboos 115, Sultanate of Oman, telephone (968) 698-989, fax: (968) 699-189. The Embassys e-mail address is aemctcns@omantel.net.om, and its website is http://www.usa.gov.om. The workweek in Oman is Saturday through Wednesday.

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