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Travel Advisory

  1. Kabul City: Due to reports of an explosion in PD8, all Embassy travel
    has been limited. (May 16, 2013)
    Kabul City: Due to reports of an explosion in PD8, all Embassy travelhas been limited. (May 16, 2013)
  2. Kandahar Province: Due to recent activity, Embassy personnel have restricted their travel to the Districts of Zhari, Maiwand and Panjwai for the next 96 hours. (May 15, 2013)
  3. Jalalabad Road: Due to demonstrations on Jalalabad Road, Chief of Mission travel has been restricted along the road. (April 22, 2013)
  4. Herat City: Due to potential demonstrations near the Iranian Embassy in Herat City, U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. (April 18, 2013)
  5. Afghanistan: All Chief of Mission personnel movements have been restricted. (April 6, 2013)
  6. Herat City: Due to reports of an explosion in Herat, all Chief of Mission personnel travel has been restricted. (April 6, 2013)
  7. Afghanistan: U.S. citizens are reminded there is a continuing possibility of security incidents as we transition from winter into the spring. (March 12, 2013)
  8. Kabul City: Due to reports of an explosion in Kabul, all Chief of Mission personnel have been advised to remain indoors and all travel has been restricted. (March 9, 2013)
  9. Afghanistan: U.S. citizens are reminded of ongoing security risks, including kidnapping and insurgent attacks. (February 24, 2013)
  10. Kabul City: The Afghan Security Forces will conduct city-wide emergency reaction exercises in Kabul starting at 8:00pm. The exercise is expected to include simulated attacks. All travel by Chief of Mission personnel will be restricted during the exercises. (January 27, 2013)
  11. Kabul City: Due to reports of an explosion in Kabul, travel has been restricted for all Chief of Mission personnel. (January 21, 2013)
  12. Kabul City: Due to reports of an explosion in Kabul, all Chief of Mission personnel in U.S. Embassy Kabul have been advised to seek shelter (January 16, 2013)
  13. Herat City: Afghan Security Forces have blocked Highway 1 east of Herat University Circle due to an ongoing security concern. Avoid this area until further notice. (January 10, 2013)
  14. Herat City: There are ongoing protests at the Herat Stadium and other locations in Herat City today, January 3, 2013. While all reports indicate the crowd is peaceful, there is a large concentration of pedestrian and vehicle movement in the area, which will increase as the protest disperses. COM travel is restricted in the vicinity of Mustafyat Circle. (January 3, 2013)
  15. Herat City: Due to reports of planned protests, all travel by Chief of Mission personnel will be cancelled today, December 31st, from 0930 to 1300, to Mustafait Circle in central Herat city and its surrounding area. (December 31, 2012)
  16. Kabul City: Due to threat information, all Chief of Mission personnel in U.S. Embassy Kabul are on restricted travel (December 17, 2012)
  17. Herat City: Due to threat information, all Chief of Mission personnel are restricted from traveling on the Pol-e-Pashtun/Pol-e-Malan road until further notice. (December 12, 2012)
  18. Herat: Official Chief of Mission travel is restricted for the Ashura holiday. (November 24, 2012)
  19. Mazar-e-sharif: Official Chief of Mission travel is restricted for the Ashura holiday between 0700-1900. (November 24, 2012)
  20. Kabul City: Because of confirmed attacks in Kabul, U.S citizens are urged to exercise caution while travelling in Kabul today. (November 21, 2012)
  21. Farah City: Due to threat information, all Chief of Mission personnel are on restricted travel in Farah City until further notice. (November 14, 2012)
  22. Kabul City: Multiple rocket attacks were reported on the outskirts of the city earlier this morning. The Embassy has returned to normal operations and is monitoring the security situation closely. (November 13, 2012)
  23. Badakhshan Province: The U.S. government has received information that militants in Badakhshan Province as of early November 2012 may intend to take unarmed westerners as hostages. (November 7, 2012)
  24. Herat City: U.S. Consulate Herat has restricted all Chief Of Mission travel (November 4, 2012)
  25. Kunduz Province: Travel by Chief of Mission Personnel Within the Kunduz Province Has Resumed (October 31, 2012)
  26. Kunduz Province: All Travel By Chief of Mission Personnel Within Kunduz Province Has Been Postponed Until Further Notice (October 22, 2012)
  27. Herat City: Travel by Chief of Mission Personnel Within the Greater Herat City Area Has Resumed (October 20, 2012)
  28. Herat City: All travel by Chief of Mission personnel within the greater Herat City area has been postponed until further notice. (October 18, 2012)
  29. Kabul City: The U.S. Embassy has received reports of multiple protests in different locations of the city, including 200 - 300 demonstrators on Jalalabad Road. There are reports of Afghan National Police on scene. (September 17, 2012)
  30. Kabal City: Travel for Chief of Mission personnel is restricted across Afghanistan until further notice.(September 16, 2012)
  31. Mazar-e-Sharif City: Official movements in Mazar are limited to critical travel only. (September 14, 2012)
  32. Herat City: U.S. Consulate Herat has restricted all Chief Of Mission travel. (September 14, 2012)
  33. Kabul City: There are reports of demonstrations in the city of Kabul. All Chief of Mission personnel have been advised to minimize outside activity and pay attention to U.S. Embassy security announcements and updates to our website. (September 14, 2012)
  34. Herat City: Due to recent events, U.S. Consulate Herat has restricted all Chief Of Mission travel on Friday, September 14th. (September 13, 2012)
  35. Kabul City: The U.S. Embassy is back to normal operations. As this is the weekend, the Consular Section remains closed to the public for non-emergency services. Some traffic may be restricted near the Embassy. (September 8, 2012)
  36. Kabul City: Due to an explosion in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy, all Chief of Mission personnel are restricted from movements off the compound until further notice. (September 8, 2012)
  37. Lashkar Gah City: Due to reports of explosions in the city, movements for all Chief of Mission personnel are suspended until further notice. (September 4, 2012)
  38. Mazar-e-Sharif: Due to reports of an explosion in the vicinity of the Finance Building today, Chief of Mission Personnel are suspended from self-drive movements until further notice. (September 3, 2012)
  39. Regional Command East (to include Jalalabad): Due to threat information related to our August 13th Emergency Message on Eid-al-Fitr, ground movements for all Chief of Mission personnel are restricted to Forward Operating Bases only until August 22. (August 18, 2012)
  40. Herat City: Due to security reports of an IED explosion today, American citizens are urged to avoid travel movements in the downtown Herat area in the vicinity of the Blue Mosque. (August 15, 2012)
  41. Mazar-E-Sharif City: Due to reports of an IED explosion this morning at Police District HQ 2S near the "Northern Bypass" road to Balkh District, all Chief of Mission Personnel are advised to avoid this area until further notice. (August 14, 2012)
  42. Balkh Province: Chief of Mission are under restricted travel in
    Mazar-e-Sharif and the rest of the Province until 1300 today. (August 9, 2012)
  43. Parwan Province: Reports indicate a VBIED exploded at FOB Shank earlier this morning. Casualty reports are still being tallied. American citizens should avoid travel to the area if at all possible, and exercise extreme caution if unavoidably traveling there today. (August 7, 2012)
  44. Herat City: Threat reporting indicates possible demonstrations in andaround the city today to call attention to recent kidnappings. (August 6, 2012)
  45. Mazar-e-Sharif: Due to threat information, travel for Chief of Mission personnel is suspended throughout Balkh Province today (Wednesday, August 1, 2012)
  46. Herat City: Due to a recent number of security incidents, Chief of Mission personnel are temporarily restricted from all after dark travel to Herat's industrial park (across from the Herat Airport) (July 22, 2012)
  47. Herat City:  Due to security guidance, Chief of Mission personnel are restricted from traveling to Camp Stone until further notice. (July 22, 2012)
  48. Herat: Due to threat reports, all roads leading southeast of the US Consulate are restricted to Chief of Mission personnel. American citizens are urged to exercise caution in this area and use alternate routes until further notice. (July 14, 2012)
  49. Kabul City: Due to reports of shots fired in the vicinity of Shar-I Naw Park, American citizens are urged to exercise caution if traveling in the area. (July 11, 2012)
  50. Kabul City: There is a large, on-going fuel fire on Jalalabad Road in vicinity of Camp Warehouse. There are unconfirmed reports of multiple explosions. Embassy employees are restricted from traveling to this area until further notice. Embassy is monitoring the situation and will update travel advisories as appropriate. (July 4, 2012)
  51. Herat City: The Chief Of Mission travel suspension to the Governor's office compound, guesthouse, and residence from 10 June 2012 has been lifted. (June 17, 2012)
  52. Kabul City: Due to security concerns, the Intercontinental Hotel is off limits for Chief of Mission personnel until further notice. (June 10, 2012)
  53. Herat City: Due to security concerns, the Governor's office compound, guesthouse, and residence are off limits for Chief of Mission personnel until further notice. (June 10, 2012)
  54. Kandahar City: Due to media reports of multiple explosions on Airport Road, American citizens are urged to avoid the area. (June 6, 2012)
  55. Herat City: Due to threat information, the Narange Restaurant will be off limits to Chief Of Mission personnel until further notice. (June 1, 2012)
  56. Feyzabad: The Chief Of Mission travel suspension from 24 May 2012 has been lifted. (May 28, 2012)
  57. Feyzabad: Due to on-going demonstrations and security concerns in Badakhshan Province, travel for Chief of Mission personnel is suspended until further notice. (May 24, 2012)
  58. Kabul City - Several unrelated demonstrations are occurring in the vicinity of Parliament and Ghazi Stadium. No violence is reported or expected at this time. (May 23, 2012)
  59. Kabul City: All travel for Chief of Mission personnel in the vicinity of MFA road, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Directorate of Security headquarters and the Government Media Information Center, is restricted for the next 48 hours. (May 23, 2012)
  60. Qual-e-Now: Due to reports of a possible demonstration, all Chief of Mission personnel movements are suspended in Qual-e-Now today. (May 20, 2012)
  61. Kabul City: The U.S. Embassy is no longer restricting travel for Chief of Mission personnel to hotels and guesthouses in the city. (May 12, 2012)
  62. Kabul City: Due to threat information, the U.S. Embassy is restricting travel for all Chief of Mission personnel to hotels and guesthouses in the city until further notice. (May 7, 2012)
  63. Mazar e Sharif: The travel restriction in place since May 2 has been lifted. (May 5, 2012)
  64. Ghor Province: Due to reports of an attack on expatriates in the vicinity of the Provincial Reconstruction Team, all Chief of Mission personnel are restricted from self-drive until the situation can clarified. (May 3, 2012)
  65. Mazar-e-sharif; Travel for Chief of Mission personnel remains suspended today, May 3, 2012
  66. Mazar-e-Sharif: Due to security concerns, travel for Chief of Mission Personnel is suspended until further notice. (May 2, 2012)
  67. Kabul City: The Embassy has received reports of an ongoing attack on Jalalabad road. We urge all U.S. citizens to shelter in place. (May 2, 2012)
  68. Kandahar: The Embassy has received a report of an attack at the Governor's Palace in Kandahar City and encourages U.S. citizens in the area to avoid travel to and around the area. (April 28, 2012)
  69. Mazar-i-Sharif: Due to threat information, Chief of Mission personnel are restricted from traveling to downtown Mazar today, 18 April 2012. (April 18, 2012)
  70. Logar Province: Due to the on-going security situation, particularly in the area of Pul-e Alam Patrol Base, American citizens in the area are urged to avoid travel to and around the area. (April 16, 2012)
  71. Regional Command South (to include Kandahar City): Due to the on-going security, ground movements are restricted to essential travel only for Chief of Mission personnel throughout RC-S. (April 16, 2012)
  72. Herat: Due to an explosion on airport road, all Chief of Mission movements are canceled until further notice. (April 10, 2012)
  73. Farah: PRT Farah has restricted movements for the remainder of today, April 3, 2012, due to a VBIED threat. (April 3, 2012)
  74. Herat City: Due to threat information (see March 18 Travel Advisory), all Chief Of Mission vehicular movements are restricted until further notice. (March 21, 2012)
  75. Herat City: Insurgents may conduct a suicide attack on the U.S. Consulate, Italian PRT, and the UNAMA facility around March 21, 2012. On March 23, 2012, insurgents may conduct an IED attack along the road to the Herat Airport. (March 18, 2012)
  76. Kandahar City: Due to the current security situation, Chief of Mission personnel remain on restricted ground movements throughout Regional Command-South through Saturday, March 17. (March 14, 2012)
  77. Herat: Events commemorating the 24th of Hoot, the 1979 uprising against the Soviets, are planned in Herat on March 14, 2012. (March 13, 2012)
  78. Herat: All non-Mission Critical travel is restricted for Chief of Mission personnel on Tuesday March 13 and Wednesday March 14. (March 12, 2012)
  79. Kandahar City: Due to the current security situation, Chief of Mission personnel remain on restricted ground movements throughout Regional Command-South. (March 12, 2012)
  80. Kandahar City: Based on the current security situation, Chief of Mission personnel face restricted ground movements throughout Regional Command-South from 1700 hours on 11 March (Sunday) until 1700 hours on 12 March (Monday) (March 11, 2012)
  81. Kandahar: Due to reports of an on-going protest in Panjwa'i, residents and travelers in Kandahar Province are advised to exercise caution. (March 11, 2012)
  82. Jalalabad: All are advised to avoid downtown Jalalabad due to reports of an explosion. (March 6, 2012)
  83. Kandahar City: The suspension on non-essential ground movements for Chief of Mission personnel in Regional Command-South will continue until 0700 on February 26, 2012.
  84. Herat: The suspension on non-essential ground movements for Chief of Mission personnel in Herat City will continue until 1200 on February 25, 2012. (February 24, 2012)
  85. RC-North (including Mazar-i-Sharif): As a precautionary measure, all Chief of Mission movements in Regional Command-North are suspended until further notice. (February 23, 2012)
  86. Kandahar City: All Chief of Mission non-essential ground movements in Regional Command-South are suspended until 0700 on February 25, 2012. (February 22, 2012)
  87. Kabul City: Due to violent protests in the area of Green Village, Camp Phoenix, Parliament, Polytechnic University, and Pol-i-Charki prison, the Embassy has suspended all travel in Kabul until further notice. (February 22, 2012)
  88. Kabul City: Due to reports of a large violent protest near Camp Phoenix involving nearly 500 protestors burning tires and throwing rocks, all travel to the east of Kabul is now suspended for Chief of Mission personnel. (February 22, 2012)
  89. Kandahar City: All Chief of Mission ground movements are suspended for today (February 22, 2012)
  90. Chief of Mission personnel in Regional Command - South (based in Kandahar) have restricted ground movements to essential travel only until 1000 on February 22. (February 21, 2012)
  91. Herat: Due to a report of an on-going demonstration, Chief of Mission personnel are advised to avoid the area around the Governor’s Compound until further notice. (February 16, 2012)
  92. Chaghcharan, Ghor Province: Due to threat information, all self-drive vehicular movements for Chief of Mission Personnel are suspended for February 15, 2012 (February 15, 2012)
  93. Kandahar City: Restricted ground movements for Chief of Mission personnel within Kandahar City and the Kandahar Air Field self-drive area.   This restriction to essential travel is in effect for a 24-hour period from 1600 on 11 February (Saturday) until 1600 on 12 February (Sunday) and may be extended based on the situation at that time. (February 11, 2012)
  94. Herat: All Chief of Mission vehicular movements are suspended for the rest of today, January 26, 2012.
  95. Kandahar: Due to threat information, Chief of Mission movements are restricted within the vicinity of Kandahar Air Field (KAF) until 12:00 on Friday, January 27, 2012. 
  96. Mazar-e-Sharif: Due to threat information, all Chief of Mission travel will be restricted on January 25, 2012
  97. Herat City: Due to a report of a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (IED) threat within the city of Herat, all Chief of Mission vehicular movements will be restricted within the city for the next 24 hours (January 23, 2012)
  98. Kandahar City: Restricted ground movements for Chief of Mission personnel within the self-drive area around Kandahar Air Field (KAF) (January 19, 2012)
  99. Kandahar City: New restrictions are in place for Chief of Mission personnel within Kandahar City (January 16, 2012)
  100. Kabul City: A suspected vehicle born improvised explosive device (VBIED) was sighted today (December 19, 2011)
  101. Herat City: Due to increased threat reporting to these locations, all Chief of Mission personnel are prohibited from visiting the Nazari and Tejarat Hotels in Herat at this time. (December 19, 2011)
  102. Herat City: The restriction on Chief of Mission movements has been lifted. (December 14, 2011)
  103. Herat City: Due to a report of a detonation in the city, all Chief of Mission vehicular movements are canceled at this time. (December 14, 2011)
  104. Herat City: Due to threat information, Chief of Mission personnel are restricted from traveling to the Nazary and Tejurat hotels until further notice. (December 12, 2011)
  105. Kabul: All embassy personnel have advised to stay away from the area around the Wazir Akbar Khan Mosque until further notice. (December 9, 2011)
  106. Herat: All ground movements for Chief of Mission personnel are suspended for the remainder of today, December 6, 2011. (December 6, 2011)
  107. Mazar - Sharif: Due to reports of an explosion and demonstrations in the area of the Blue Mosque, all Chief of Mission personnel self-drive travel has been suspended. (December 6, 2011)
  108. Kabul City: Due to reports of an explosion, all Chief of Mission personnel have been notified to avoid the area of Freedom Circle until further notice. (December 6, 2011)
  109. Mazar e Sharif - Mission personnel should avoid the Blue Mosque and vicinity, due to road closures (December 6, 2011)
  110. Ashura: Consular Closure Notice (December 5, 2011)
  111. Kabul City: Freedom Circle has been cleared. Regular mission-essential travel by Embassy personnel has resumed in this area. (December 3, 2011)
  112. Kabul City: Due to threat information, all Chief of Mission personnel have been notified to avoid the area of Freedom Circle until further notice. (December 3, 2011)
  113. Message to U.S. Citizens - Afghanistan Travel Warning: The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to Afghanistan. (December 1, 2011)
  114. Herat: Due to threat information, all vehicular movements by Chief of Mission personnel are canceled until further notice. (November 28, 2011)
  115. Kunduz: Due to threat information, ground movements for PRT Kunduz personnel are restricted Monday, November 28 and Tuesday, November 29, 2011. (November 28, 2011)
  116. Herat - Due to the current security situation, Chief of Mission personnel must have at least two persons in the vehicle if driving in Herat City. (November 21, 2011)
  117. Herat - Due to a security situation on Airport Road, Chief of Mission movements in Herat City have been temporarily restricted. (November 19, 2011)
  118. Herat - Increase in threats (November 14, 2011)
  119. Kabul - Insurgent activity in the area of the Loya Jirga / Polytechnic University (November 14, 2011)
  120. Herat - Due to a recent increase in threat information, U.S.
    Consulate Herat is reviewing its security posture to include movement security.  At this time, all requests for movement in the approved self-drive area of Herat City are being reviewed by Consulate Management.  Approved vehicle movements will require a minimum of two people in the vehicle.  This increased security posture will remain in place until further notice. (November 14, 2011)
  121. Herat - Due to a detonation in the western area of the city, all Consulate vehicular movements have been cancelled until further notice. (November 12, 2011)
  122. Herat - As of 16:00 November 3, 2011 the Embassy resumed a normal travel policy for Herat, including ground movements and air travel. (November 7, 2011)
  123. Herat – Due to an ongoing complex attack south of Herat City all Consulate vehicular movements have been cancelled until further notice. (November 3, 2011)
  124. Kandahar Air Field - Due to the current security situation around Kandahar Air Field the self-drive provision of the Mission Security Travel Policy for KAF is restricted until COB on Thursday November 10, 2011. Essential travel must be conducted in military convoys, travel plans must be cleared through Phil Russell; Patti Buckles and Kory Turnbow must be notified prior to traveling.  This notice only affects the self-drive area around KAF, and does not affect air travel or movement in Kandahar City, Zabul or Uruzgan. (November 2, 2011)
  125. Kandahar - All Chief of Mission vehicular movements in the city of Kandahar are suspended today due to the security situation. (October 31, 2011)
  126. Kabul - Vehicle -Borne Improvised Explosive Device Attack on Coalition Forces Convoy on Darulaman Road, travel to Darulaman Road should be avoided by Embassy employees in Kabul on October 29, 2011.
  127. Kabul City - The anti-coalition demonstration in the vicinity of
    Kabul University, has dispersed. Mission essential travel throughout Kabul City is authorized. (0ctober 24, 2011)
  128. Kabul City – Due to an ongoing anti-coalition demonstration numbering close to 800 students in the vicinity of Kabul University, it is recommended that all travel to that area be postponed until the demonstration has dispersed. (October 24, 2011)
  129. Lashkar Gah - Due to a security incident earlier today all PRT travel has been restricted. (October 15, 2011)
  130. Mazar-e Sharif - The COM travel suspension for 5 October 2011 in RC-North has been lifted. (October 5, 2011)
  131. Kandahar Air Field (KAF) - Due to the current heightened security situation, RSO KAF is restricting ground movements for the KAF self-drive area over the next 24 hours from 1500 on 4 October (Tuesday) until 1500 on 5 October (Wednesday)
  132. Mazar-e Sharif - All COM travel in RC-North will be suspended tomorrow, Wednesday October 5, 2011, due to planned demonstrations. (October 4, 2011)
  133. Herat - All COM vehicular movements in the City of Herat are now cancelled (September 29. 2011)
  134. Herat - Due to an ongoing security incident on Airport Road, All Chief of Mission personnel should remain in place until further notice. (September 26, 2011)
  135. Kabul - Due to an ongoing security situation near the Embassy ALL Chief of Mission vehicular movements are cancelled until further notice. (September 25, 2011)
  136. Ghor - Chief of Mission vehicular movements have been cancelled due to a security situation. More information to follow. (September 25, 2011)
  137. Herat - Chief of Mission vehicular movements in the vicinity of Airport Road have now resumed. Please continue to use caution in your travels (September 23, 2011)
  138. Herat - All Chief of Mission vehicular movements in the vicinity of Airport Road are now cancelled due to an ongoing security incident. All personnel are encouraged to avoid this area (September 23, 2011)
  139. Kabul - As of 1935 all outdoor activities and travel away from the embassy for official personnel is cancelled for this evening. Official personnel are encouraged to remain indoors (September 20, 2011)
  140. Herat - All Chief of Mission personnel are authorized to travel in the city of Herat. All travelers should continue to exercise caution when on the road. (September 20, 2011)
  141. Herat-All Chief of Mission vehicular movements in Herat are suspended until further notice due to an ongoing security situation. Personnel are directed to hold at their current safe haven or return to closest safe haven if in transit. (September 20, 2011)
  142. Herat - Until further notice all incoming and outbound air travel for Chief of Mission personnel to Herat has been cancelled. (September 17, 2011)
  143. Herat - Due to an IED explosion on Airport road, all movements of official personnel in Herat have been cancelled until further notice. (September 17, 2011)
  144. Herat - Herat movement restriction has been lifted. However, all COM should not be in and around the Baker Abab area (September 16, 2011)
  145. Herat - All Chief of Mission vehicular movements in the city of Herat are suspended until further notice. If you are currently in the city now, report back immediately to your respective sights. (September 15, 2011)
  146. Travel for Chief of Mission personnel in RC-South is restricted over the next 24 hours due to the current security situation. This restriction goes into effect as of 1700 hours today. (September 13, 2011)
  147. Kabul: Due to a security situation, all American citizens should avoid the Embassy today, September 13, 2011 and until further notice. All appointments for visas and American citizen services are cancelled. (September 13, 2011)
  148. Baghlan: Media reports indicate planned demonstrations in Baghlan on Monday, September 12, 2011 or Tuesday, September 13, 2011. (September 12, 2011)
  149. Herat - Until further notice all incoming and outbound air travel to Herat has been cancelled. This is in conjunction with the current ban on travel for all COM personnel in RC-West. (September 11, 2011)
  150. Kabul City - Until further notice there will be no COM travel in Kabul City to include self-drive personnel. (September 10, 2011)
  151. Kandahar - The self-drive area for KAF will be off limits on September 11th. This restriction may extend into the week and will be reviewed daily. (September 10, 2011)
  152. Kabul - All Chief of Mission personnel should avoid Fountain Circle due a large protest. All vehicular movements into this area of Kabul are suspended until further notice. (September 7, 2011)
  153. Kabul - All Chief of Mission Personnel should be made aware of multiple protests in Kabul. There are 3 protests: 1) Along Jalalabad Road, 2) West of Kabul University and 3) at Fountain Circle. Vehicular movements into these areas are suspended. (9-7-11)
  154. Lashkar Gah - All Chief of Mission movements in the District Center of Lashkar Gah are Suspended Until Further Notice (August 27, 2011)
  155. Herat - Protest scheduled on August 27, 2011 from the south western area of Herat near the Citadel to the Governor's Offices. Chief of Mission personnel have been advised to exercise extreme caution and to avoid these areas. (August 27, 2011)
  156. Herat - All Chief of Mission vehicular movements in the city of Herat are suspended until further notice. (August 26, 2011)
  157. Kabul - The Embassy is restricting travel for Embassy employees in Kabul City due to an ongoing attack in the Karte Parwan neighborhood of Kabul on August 19, 2011 (Aug 18, 2011)
  158. Kabul - Protest at Soccer Circle, roads in the vicinity of Soccer Circle have been closed off. Travel to the area should be avoided by Embassy employees in Kabul on August 14, 2011. (August 14, 2011)
  159. Kabul - Violent Protest at Fountain Circle, travel to Fountain Circle and the Parliament area should be avoided by Embassy employees in Kabul on August 9, 2011. (August 9, 2011)
  160. Qalat, Zabul Province - The Embassy is restricting travel by Embassy employees in Qalat until 1000 August 7, 2011 (August 6, 2011)
  161. Kunduz- The Embassy is restricting travel by Embassy employees in Kunduz on August 4, 2011
  162. Kabul - The Embassy is restricting travel by Embassy employees to Camp Phoenix through July 23. (July 21, 2011)
  163. Mazar e-Sharif- The Embassy is restricting travel by Embassy employees in downtown Mazar e-Sharif through July 21.(July 19, 2011)
  164. Kandahar City- The Embassy has restricted travel by Embassy employees until 1600 July 19, due to a heightened threat level. (July 18, 2011)
  165. Kabul- The Embassy has restricted travel by Embassy employees to Karte Char / PD-3 due to an ongoing attack. (July 17, 2011)
  166. Kabul- The Embassy has restricted travel by Embassy employees to Camp Julien until 0600 July 19.(July 15, 2011)
  167. Kandahar City- The Embassy has restricted travel by Embassy employees until 1500 July 15, due to an attack the afternoon of July 14. (July 14, 2011)
  168. Herat City - The Embassy has limited travel by Embassy employees, due to threats to the RTC, the Airport and Camp Stone. (July 12, 2011)
  169. Kabul - An explosion was reported at Construction/Deh Mazang Circle (the circle at the top of Darulaman Road). Avoid this area. (July 3, 2011)
  170. Kabul- The Embassy has prohibited travel by Embassy personnel to Afghan government ministries today. (June 28, 2011)
  171. Kabul- There has been an attack at the Intercontinental Hotel. Avoid this area. (June 28, 2011)
  172. Kabul- from 1800 June 23, until 0600 June 26, the Embassy has prohibited employee travel within Kabul City. (June 23, 2011)
  173. Kabul- at 1400, the Embassy placed Gulbahar shopping Center, the area south of Serena Hotel, off limits for the rest of the day. (June 18, 2011)
  174. Kunduz - the Embassy has lifted travel restrictions to the Kunduz Governor's Compound, the Kunduz Lincoln Learning Center, Kunduz ANP headquarters and Kunduz GIRoA facilities. (June 17, 2011)
  175. Kabul - the Embassy has restricted travel to the area around Ministry of Finance today, due to a planned demonstration. (June 13, 2011)
  176. Zabul - All ground movement within the Shah Joy and Qalats Districts is restricted for COM personnel until 6am Monday June 13, 2011. (June 11, 2011)
  177. Kunduz – The Lincoln Learning Center and all Gov’t of Islamic Rep. of Afghanistan facilities, including Police HQ and Governor’s compound are off-limits to COM personnel until further notice. (June 11, 2011)
  178. Zabul - All ground movement within the Shah Joy District is restricted for COM personnel until 6am Sunday June 12, 2011 (June 10, 2011)
  179. Kunduz - All self drive in Kunduz City is restricted for COM personnel for (June 10, 2011)
  180. Kunduz - All self drive in Kunduz City is restricted for COM personnel for June 9, 2011. (June 8, 2011)
  181. Self-drive to Gov’t of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan facilities in the Mazar-E Sharif area is restricted for Chief of Mission personnel for today. (June 8, 2011)
  182. Travel restrictions in the Herat area for self drive and motor pool movements have been lifted. COM personnel are authorized to resume travel in the self drive areas. (June 5, 2011)
  183. The 1001 Night Restaurant near the U.S. Consulate in Herat is off limits to COM personnel until further notice. (June 5, 2011)
  184. Restrictions on COM movements within the Mazar-E Sharif area have been lifted as of June 4, 2011.
  185. COM movements within Maiwand/Panjwa'l Districts of Kandahar Province are restricted to essential movements only from 3pm Wed June 1st until 12pm Thu June 2nd. Air travel in and travel outside of these districts are not restricted. (June 1, 2011)
  186. COM self-drive within the GDA around Kandahar Air Field (KAF), Kandahar Province is restricted from 3pm Wednesday June 1st to 3pm Thursday June 2nd. (June 1, 2011)
  187. Mazar - movements of Chief of Mission personnel off ISAF facilities continue to be restricted until further notice. (May 30, 2011).
  188. Herat - based on today's attack Chief of Mission personnel have been confined to their compounds until further notice. (May 30, 2011).
  189. Protestors are gathered outside of Kabul University causing traffic delays and may turn violent. Avoid this area. (May 30, 2011)
  190. Due to the increase threat environment in the Mazar area, all COM movements off ISAF facilities are restricted until further notice. (May 29, 2011)
  191. Downtown Mazar-E Sharif is off limits to all Chief of Mission personnel until further notice. (May 29, 2011)
  192. Takhar province is off limits to all COM personnel until further notice. (May 28, 2011)
  193. Tarin Kowt, Uruzgan Province - Movements of official Americans are restricted until 1200 on May 29. (May 28, 2011)
  194. Spin Boldak, Kandahar Province - Movements of official Americans are restricted until 0630 on May 29. (May 28, 2011)
  195. Kabul - the Embassy has restricted movement the Wazir Akbar Khan area until further notice. (May 28, 2011)
  196. Kabul - the Embassy has restricted travel to Camp Phoenix until 1500 today. (May 26, 2011)
  197. Kandahar City- the Embassy has restricted ground movements within Kandahar City to essential travel only from 0630, 27 May until 0630, 28 May. (May 25, 2011)
  198. Mazar-e Sharif- The Embassy has stopped travel to the Blue Mosque/downtown area until further notice. (May 24, 2011)
  199. Kabul- The Embassy has stopped travel to the Jalalabad Road and Pol e-Sharki areas (Police Districts 9 and 12) (May 23, 2011)
  200. Kabul- The Embassy has limited travel to the Ministry of Agriculture Industry and Livestock for the rest of the day today. (May 23, 2011)
  201. Kabul - Embassy personnel are prohibited from traveling to guesthouses and the Embassy checkpoint at Massoud Circle is closed to vehicle traffic until further notice. (May 22, 2011)
  202. Kabul - U.S. Embassy Checkpoint at Massoud Circle Closed Sunday-Tuesday (May 21, 2011)
  203. Helmand - Attacks in Lashkar Gah (May 19, 2011)
  204. Kabul- In response to extremist threat, the Embassy has prohibited travel to guesthouses for Embassy personnel, and will close the Embassy's Massoud Circle vehicle checkpoint. (May 18, 2011)
  205. Kabul - U.S. Embassy Checkpoint at Massoud Circle Closed Today (May 17, 2011)
  206. Kandahar - The Embassy has restricted all travel for the next 24 hours due to threat information (May 12, 2011)
  207. Kandahar - The Embassy obtained information that insurgents plan to attack the Zahir Shahi School and nearby organizations in downtown Kandahar City, beginning May 11. (May 12, 2011)
  208. Herat - The Embassy has limited all travel until 1300 due to threat information.(May 11, 2011)
  209. Helmand Province - U.S. government personnel in Marjah have been confined to their compounds due to a reported specific threat to Afghan government facilities in Marjah, Lashkar Gah and possibly Gereshk (May 9, 2011)
  210. Kandahar -- U.S. Government employees have been advised to avoid the Kandahar Hotel and vicinity. All employee travel in the Kandahar Air Field area has been curtailed. (May 8, 2011)
  211. Kabul - The Embassy has prohibited travel of its employees to/on Sarak-e-Hashtaad Metra, the road west of Airport Circle, for May 5, 2011 due to expected demonstration activity. (May 4, 2011)
  212. Kabul - The Embassy has extended a curtailment of travel for its employees throughout Afghanistan until 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4 (May 1, 2011)
  213. Kabul – The Embassy has once again extended a curtailment of travel for its employees, until 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 2. (April 30, 2011)
  214. Kabul - The Embassy has further extended a curtailment of travel for its employees until 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 1. (April 29, 2011)
  215. Mazar-e-Sharif - The downtown area has been placed off-limits to American personnel for Friday, April 29. (April 29 2011)
  216. Kabul - The Embassy has extended a curtailment of travel for its employees until 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 30. (April 28, 2011)
  217. Kabul - The Embassy has curtailed travel for its employees until 0600 on Friday, April 29. (April 26, 2011)
  218. Kabul - There is significant police activity in the vicinity of Kabul International Airport, including road closures. Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid this area for the remainder of the day. (April 27, 2011)
  219. Kandahar - The Embassy has restricted the movement of its personnel in Kandahar city for the next 24 hours due to increased police activity in the local area. (April 25, 2011)
  220. Kabul - Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid Massoud Circle, Airport Circle and Great Massoud/Airport Road on Sunday (April 24, 2011)
  221. Kabul City – The Embassy has advised Embassy personnel to avoid Massoud Circle until further notice. (April 19, 2011)
  222. Kabul City - The Embassy has placed the Istanbul restaurant off-limits for Embassy personnel. (April 10, 2011)
  223. Kabul City – Jalalabad Road, Darulaman Road, and Freedom Circle are off limits to Embassy travel for the rest of the day 4/9/11.
  224. Herat City - Embassy travel is off limits from 1100 to 1500 tomorrow, April 8, due to possible demonstrations. (April 7, 2011)
  225. Kabul City - Embassy travel is restricted until 0600 Sunday, April 10 due to threat (April 7, 2011)
  226. Kandahar City - Embassy travel is restricted due to reports of demonstrations. (April 7, 2011)
  227. The Embassy has restricted travel for all Embassy personnel in RC-Southwest for the next 24 to 48 hours. (April 5, 2011)
  228. Kabul City - Demonstrations are expected today in the Kabul University and Route Crimson (Brick Range Road) areas. (April 4, 2011)
  229. Jalalabad City - The U.S. Embassy has restricted travel of personnel today due to demonstrations. (April 3, 2011)
  230. Kandahar - The U.S. Embassy has restricted travel of all personnel until 0800 April 4, due to threat information. (April 2, 2011)
  231. Kabul - Camp Phoenix was attacked this morning. Jalalabad road is off limits to all U.S. Embassy personnel. (April 2, 2011)
  232. Kandahar and Mazar e-Sharif - Demonstrations are ongoing in both cities. Demonstrators have grown violent in Mazar e-Sharif yesterday and Kandahar today. The U.S. Embassy has limited movement for Embassy personnel. (April 2, 2011)
  233. Herat and Mazar e-Sharif – large anti-American demonstrations are expected today, April 1, 2011
  234. Kabul— The U.S. Embassy checkpoint at Massoud Circle is closed to all vehicle traffic today, April 1, 2011, beginning at 0900. (April 1, 2011)
  235. Demonstration in Herat April 1 (March 31, 2011)
  236. Herat – from 0001 Sunday, March 20 to 0001, Monday, March 21, all Embassy self-drive travel is suspended. (March 19, 2011)
  237. Kabul – from 0600 Sunday, March 20 to 0001, Thursday, March 24, Embassy travel is only allowed to secure compounds, such as ISAF, embassy, GIRoA, and airport facilities. (March 19, 2011)
  238. Mazar e-Sharif- All Travel for Embassy Personnel is Off Limits until Further Notice (March 3, 2011)
  239. Kabul - The Serena Hotel, Central Bank, Ministry of Finance, and Baharistan Center are off limits to Embassy personnel until Wednesday, (3/2/11)
  240. Jalalabad City, Nangarhar Province- There is a possible threat of insurgent attack on the Spin Ghar Hotel (February 26, 2011)
  241. Herat City, the U.S. Consulate construction site and the immediate vicinity are off limits to Consulate personnel until further notice. (February 24, 2011)
  242. Approximately 250 demonstrators currently at Freedom Circle in Kabul are expected to proceed to Masood Circle. Avoid this area. (Feb 22, 2011)
  243. Demonstration in Kabul Tuesday, February 15 (Feb 15, 2011)
  244. Multiple Explosions at the Safi Hotel in Kabul City (Feb 14, 2011)
  245. The Fardeen Supermarket in Herat, as well as all adjoining markets located near the Italian PRT are off limits to all Chief of Mission Personnel due to specific threats. (Feb 11, 2011)
  246. The Kandahar Governor's compound has been placed off limits to Embassy personnel until further notice. (Jan 31, 2011)
  247. Mazar-e-Sharif, the demonstration planned for the Blue Mosque and Iranian Consulate has been rescheduled for tomorrow, 1/29/2011. (Jan 28, 2011)
  248. The Embassy has prohibited travel for its personnel for the rest of the day, 1/28/2011. (Jan 28, 2011)
  249. An explosion has occured on Wazir Akbar Khan road, Kabul City. Avoid this area. (Jan 28, 2011)
  250. In Mazar-e-Sharif, a demonstration has been planned for tomorrow, 1/28/2011. (Jan 27, 2011)
  251. Travel in Kabul is off limits to Embassy personnel tomorrow, 1/26/2011. (Jan 25, 2011)
  252. North Point (Massoud Circle) entrance will be closed to Embassy traffic tomorrow, 1/25/2011 (Jan 24, 2011)
  253. The Embassy has curtailed all travel for its employees within Kabul City until 1200 noon today. (Jan 22, 2011)
  254. A large demonstration is expected tomorrow in the Shar-e-Now, Iranian Embassy area. Avoid this area. (Jan 12, 2011)
  255. An explosion occurred on Darulaman Road near Parliament this morning. Avoid this area. (Jan 12, 2011)
  256. A small non-violent demonstration is between UNAMA and the Iranian Embassy. Avoid this area. (Jan 10, 2011)
  257. There is a non-violent demonstration in the vicinity of the Ministry of Interior Circle. It will likely move east, toward the Iranian Embassy (Jan 7, 2011)
  258. There was an explosion this morning near the River Road area east of Fountain Circle. Avoid this area and expect delays throughout Kabul. (Jan 3, 2011)

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