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Bangladesh Travel Warning

Issued by US Department of State

Jan 17, 2004

This Public Announcement is being issued to update American citizens to potential threats against U.S. interests in Bangladesh. This Public Announcement expires April 15, 2004.

The U.S. Government has recently received information regarding several possible threats against the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka and other U.S. interests in Bangladesh. The Embassy has taken a number of measures to ensure the safety and security of its staff, including restrictions on in-country travel for official Americans. American citizens in Bangladesh should remain vigilant, particularly in public places frequented by foreigners such as hotels, restaurants, shopping areas, and places of worship. They also should avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

U.S. citizens planning to travel to Bangladesh should consult the Department of State's Consular Information Sheet for Bangladesh, the current Middle East and North Africa Public Announcement, and the most recent Worldwide Caution Public Announcement, which are available via the Internet at http://travel.state.gov. American citizens may obtain up to date information on security conditions by calling toll-free 1-888-407-4747 in the United States, and 1-317-472-2328 from overseas.

U.S. citizens visiting or resident in Bangladesh are encouraged to register with the U.S. Embassy, where they may obtain updated information on travel and security within Bangladesh. The U.S. Embassy is located in the diplomatic enclave north of downtown Dhaka, at Madani Avenue, Baridhara, Dhaka 1212. The phone number is (880-2) 882-3805, afterhours call (880-2) 885-5500 and ask for the duty officer. The Embassy website is http://usembassy-dhaka.org and the consular section e-mail is

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