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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bridgetown (January 6, 2020) 
January 7, 2020

Location: Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean

Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions

There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad.

The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed.

Actions to Take:

  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.


  • U.S. Embassy Bridgetown, Barbados

   Phone number: +1 246-227-4000

   Email address:  BridgetownACS@state.gov

   Embassy website:  https://bb.usembassy.gov

  • State Department – Consular Affairs phone number:

    888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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