Alert: Updates on continued unrest and demonstrations, October 15

Media is reporting that over 1,000 supporters of Prime Minister Japarov have gathered at the former Issyk-Kul Hotel on Prospect Mira.   The situation remains fluid and civil unrest may occur in the south of Bishkek.     

U.S. citizens are advised to avoid traveling to or through areas from the southern Magistral highway along Peace Avenue (Prospect Mira) south to the Presidential compound.   

We remind citizens that a citywide curfew for Bishkek is in effect between 2100 hours and 0500 hours until further notice.   Meetings, rallies, and demonstrations have also been banned. 

Actions to Take:   

  • Avoid south Bishkek, especially around the presidential compound
  • Comply with the curfew announced as a part of the state of emergency.  
  • Avoid large crowds, gatherings, and demonstrations.  
  • Be aware of your surroundings and local security developments.  
  • Monitor local media.