Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (21 August 2018)
Location: Rakhine State, Burma
Event: Due to the upcoming anniversary of the August 25, 2017 ARSA attacks and the potential for civil disturbance, official Embassy staff travel is suspended for the remainder of August 2018 for the northern Rakhine State townships of Maungdaw, Rathedaung, Buthidaung, Ponnagyun, Mrauk-U, and Sittwe.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid travel to this region during this time.
- Stay alert in public places, including schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations and transportation hubs.
- Notify friends and family of your safety.
U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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