US State Department issues alert warning US nationals to avoid traveling to Hamid Karzai Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, asks those waiting outside to leave immediately
US State Department issues alert warning US nationals to avoid traveling to Hamid Karzai Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, asks those waiting outside to leave immediatelyhttps://t.co/g2kSeDov4G
— (@tamer_hadi) August 25, 2021
US State Department released this statement moments ago:
Event: Because of security threats outside the gates of Kabul airport, we are advising U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to the airport and to avoid airport gates at this time unless you receive individual instructions from a U.S. government representative to do so.
U.S. citizens who are at the Abbey Gate, East Gate, or North Gate now should leave immediately.
Actions to take:
Be aware of your surroundings at all times, especially in large crowds.
Follow the instructions of local authorities including movement restrictions related to curfews.
Have a contingency plan for emergencies and review the Traveler’s Checklist.
Monitor local media for breaking events and adjust your plans based on new information.
Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program(STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
But Jen Psaki says Americans are not stranded in Kabul.