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Kuwait Emergency Message for U.S Citizens 19-2011 – Demonstrations

Kuwait City, Kuwait
November 28, 2011

Subject: Emergency Message for U.S Citizens 19-2011� Demonstrations

Please circulate the following message without additions or omissions
immediately to all U.S. Citizens within your area of responsibility.

According to press reports, anti-government demonstrations are planned this week
at Determination Square and near the Parliament building in Kuwait City. An
increased police and security presence is expected in and around the capital
with traffic congestion.

Spontaneous and/or planned demonstrations do occur in Kuwait in response to
global, regional, and local developments. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid
areas where demonstrations are ongoing and exercise caution if within the
vicinity of large gatherings.

Please stay current with media coverage of local events, be aware of your
surroundings, and continue to practice personal security awareness.
U.S. citizens traveling and residing abroad should enroll in the Smart Traveler
Enrollment Program (STEP) at the following website:

U.S. citizens without internet access may enroll directly at the U.S. Embassy or
Consulate at their destination. By enrolling, U.S. citizens make it easier for
the Embassy to contact them in case of emergency.
Updated information on travel and security may be obtained from the Department
of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or,
for callers outside the United States and Canada, a regular toll line at
1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern
Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). For further
information, please consult the Bureau of Consular Affairs Internet website at where the Worldwide Caution and Country Specific
Information can be found. In addition, the Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to
review “A Safe Trip Abroad,” which includes valuable security information for
those traveling or living in foreign countries. You can also follow the Bureau
of Consular Affairs on Twitter and on Facebook.

The U.S. Embassy is located at Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa Street, Block 6, Plot 14,
Bayan, Kuwait. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of emergency assistance in
Kuwait, you may reach the U.S. Embassy by calling +965-2259-1001 and requesting
the duty officer.

U.S. citizens in Kuwait who would like to receive future Emergency and
Informational Messages from the Embassy directly by e-mail may sign up for this
service by sending an e-mail to the following address:

This message may be accessed on the Embassy website,
Please note that the Consular Section is closed for U.S. and most local
holidays. The current holiday schedule for 2011 is posted on

November 28, 2011 - Posted by | Kuwait, Political Issues


  1. I WISH the newbies at the embassy would stop using the word “Emergency” in their notifications. It is so alarmist and a demonstration does not constitute an emergency.

    Comment by Desert Girl | November 28, 2011 | Reply

  2. Hee hee hee – Desert Girl, I think I post the whole thing just so you will come on and be annoyed with those who use the term emergency . . .

    This time . . . it may well be an emergency, or a building emergent situation. I was shocked to learn about the number of arrests after the last demonstration. . . and isn’t a demonstration, especially such a well-dressed and civil one, isn’t that an act of free speech? Are they not allowed to be anti-corruption? It has some alarming implications, given the arrests. I am guessing this demonstration is partially a response to a perceived injustice . . .

    Comment by intlxpatr | November 28, 2011 | Reply

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