Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Muscat, Oman – October 18, 2023

Location: Muscat

 Event: The U.S. Embassy received reports of demonstrations in and around the diplomatic quarter this morning.  U.S. citizens should not come to the U.S. Embassy at this time. 

 In response to recent events, demonstrations are anticipated throughout the region.  The U.S. Embassy in Oman advises citizens to exercise caution. 

 The Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.  Should citizens require immediate assistance, they should contact the Royal Oman Police at 9999.   

 Actions to take

Avoid protest areas. 

Avoid crowds and demonstrations. 

Be aware of your surroundings. 

Exercise vigilance. 

Plan for alternative travel routes.  


U.S. Embassy Muscat, Oman

Jamiat A’Duwal Al Arabiya Street,
Al Khuwair Area (Shatti Al-Qurum),

Muscat, Oman

Tel: +(968) 2464-3400; For after-hours emergencies, dial +968-2464-3400, and press zero. 


State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Oman Country Information

Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts.

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