Wednesday, June 10 marks the fifth anniversary of the deadly interethnic clashes in Osh in 2010. The police will maintain an increased police presence throughout the country over the next few days and may conduct thorough searches of vehicles stopped at fixed and mobile posts. Civilian guards will assist the police with security at any special events, shopping centers and other places where large crowds of people may gather.
The Embassy would like to remind Americans to avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations, and to maintain good personal security habits when traveling abroad.
We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling abroad enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you do not have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
For the latest security information, U.S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department of State’s Internet website at travel.state.gov where the Worldwide Caution, Country Specific Information, Travel Warnings, and Travel Alerts can be found. Follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook as well.
In addition to information on the internet, travelers may obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or, from other countries, on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Friday, Eastern Time (except U.S. federal holidays).
If you need to contact the U.S. Embassy in Kyrgyz Republic, you may contact us via telephone at +996-312-55-1241. The Consular Section can be reached via e-mail at BishkekConsular@state.gov. Non-emergency services for U.S. citizens are provided by appointment on Mon. and Fri., 9 a.m. – 12 p.m and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and Wed., 2 – 4 p.m. In the event of emergency, you may reach the Duty Officer via telephone at +996-312-55-1262.