Subject: Security Alert – Worldwide Caution, October 19, 2023
Location: Worldwide Caution
Event: Due to increased tensions in various locations around the world, the potential for terrorist attacks, demonstrations or violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests, the Department of State advises U.S. citizens overseas to exercise increased caution. U.S. citizens should:
- Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive information and alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency overseas.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter and visit travel.state.gov.
For further travel and security information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Advisories, and Oman Country Specific Information.
- To contact the U.S. Department of State – Consular Affairs call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Muscat, Oman.