Alert: Explosions in Amritsar – Maintain Vigilance

Location: Amritsar, India along Heritage Street near the Golden Temple

Event: Between May 6 and May 10, three IED explosions occurred on Heritage Street, near the Golden Temple. Police have made arrests connected to the explosions. U.S. citizens are reminded that the travel advisory for India is Level 2 due to crime and terrorism.

Actions to Take:

· Be aware of your surroundings and maintain vigilance around tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and government facilities.

· If you see unattended bags or witness suspicious behavior, report it to the nearest police officer or call 112. · Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.


U.S. Embassy New Delhi
+91 11 2419 8000
India Travel Advisory

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444