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December 14, 2022

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy in Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS (December 13, 2022)

Location: Eastern Caribbean 


Event:  During the holiday season there is the potential for increased crime and acts of violent extremism.  

Planned attacks and criminal activity often occur in crowded public locations, such as holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, schools, and other areas frequented by tourists.  Public events, such as demonstrations, holiday events, and celebratory gatherings are also at a higher risk for violence.   


Actions to Take: 

  • Exercise vigilance at holiday festivals and events, places of worship, and locations with large crowds. 
  • Review your personal security plans. 
  • Be aware of your surroundings. 
  • Monitor local media for updates. 



  • U.S. Embassy Bridgetown 

phone number (business hours): 246-227-4000 

phone number (after hours): 246-227-4000,  BridgetownACS@state.gov 

  • Department of State – Consular Affairs 

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444