Security Alert for U.S. Citizens: 
Transportation Strike in Hyderabad on October 19, 2019

United States Consulate General Hyderabad, India Security Alert for U.S. Citizens: State-wide Traffic Strike (Bandh) on October 19, 2019 (October 18, 2019) Location:  Hyderabad Event:  Local media reports that the Telangana State Taxi and Drivers Joint Action Committee, which includes Uber and Ola drivers, will join the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation in observing the …

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Security Alert: Road Closures and Heavy Traffic during visit of Chinese President Xi

Location: Chennai and Mahabalipuram Event: On Friday, October 11, Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Xi will arrive for an informal summit in Mahabalipuram. Chennai International Airport expects delays around the scheduled arrival (12:00 to 15:00 hours on October 11) and departure (12:00 to 15:00 hours on October 12) of the Prime Minister and President. Expect …

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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens:  Ganesh Festival Celebrations in Mumbai

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Event:  Mumbai’s annual Ganesh Chaturthi (Ganesh Immersion) festival takes place from September 2–12, and features large crowds and street parades that can cause serious traffic disruptions throughout the city. Actions to Take:  U.S. citizens are encouraged to exercise caution and make informed personal security choices during the festival season.  The U.S. Consulate …

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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens: 
Security in Hyderabad Over Holiday Weekend

Location: Hyderabad Event: Local media in Hyderabad have reported a significant increase in police presence throughout the city.  This weekend will coincide with the Varalakshmi Vratam and Bakrid holidays.  Given the likelihood of large crowds, U.S. government personnel are being advised to avoid the Old City section of Hyderabad throughout the holiday weekend.  Expect heightened …

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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens, August 5, 2019

Location: Jammu and Kashmir, India Event: U.S. citizens currently in Jammu and Kashmir are strongly advised to leave as soon as possible and to exercise great caution until they depart. The Government of India has advised tourists and Amarnath Yatra pilgrims to leave Kashmir immediately due to security threats.  Communications to the region, including by phone, text, …

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Telephone Outage at U.S. Consulate General Mumbai, July 23, 2019

Location:  Mumbai, India  Routine Message: Due to a fire at the MTNL Telephone Exchange Building in Bandra – Mumbai, the regular telephone line for the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai is not functional.  Until it can be restored, please use the following numbers to reach the U.S. Consulate General in case of emergency: U.S. number: +1 301-985-8652 …

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Maintenance of U.S. Embassy’s Phones on July 12, 2019

Due to scheduled maintenance, the U.S. Embassy’s primary phone number will be unavailable on Friday July 12, 2019 between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.  If you have an emergency and need to reach the after-hours Duty Officer, please contact +91 011-4183-0018.  Again this phone number is only  for emergencies.  After 10:00 p.m. on …

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Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Mumbai

Location: Mumbai, India  Event: Heavy rains have caused severe flooding throughout Mumbai.  Many major roads are flooded and impassable.  Rain is expected to continue until July 5, 2019.  Indian authorities have advised people to avoid leaving their homes.  The Maharashtra State government has declared a precautionary public holiday for Mumbai, Mumbai Suburban, and Thane.  Local emergency services …

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Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Cyclonic Storm Vayu is expected to make landfall along the coast of Gujarat on June 13, 2019

U.S. Consulate General Mumbai June 12, 2019 Weather Alert:  Cyclonic Storm Vayu is expected to make landfall along the coast of Gujarat, India on June 13, 2019.  We recommend you monitor weather updates from the Indian Meteorological Department and take appropriate precautions to ensure your personal safety, including following the instructions of Indian authorities. U.S. citizens living and …

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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens:  Security in India (May 3, 2019)

Location:  India Event:  Following recent terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, Americans in India are reminded that terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets, shopping malls, local government facilities, places of worship, and other public areas. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Monitor …

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Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Cyclone Warning for North Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal May 1, 2019

United States Consulate General Hyderabad, India Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Cyclone Warning for North Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal  May 1, 2019 Location:  North Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal. Event:  Cyclone Fani, currently over the Bay of Bengal, is predicted to intensify further and cross the Odisha coast between Gopalpur …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy New Delhi, India

Location: India Event: On March 10, 2019, the Government of India formally announced that general elections will take place between April 11, 2019 and May 19, 2019, with results expected by May 23, 2019. For logistical and security reasons, the states and territories will undergo staggered elections on different dates within this time frame. Political …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy New Delhi (Feb 27, 2019)

Location: Jammu &Kashmir Event:  On February 27, 2019, Indian Civil Aviation Authorities closed eight airports in northern India to include Jammu, Srinagar, Pathankot, Leh, Amritsar, Shimla, Gaggal, and Bhuntar.   The Embassy is also tracking reports of delays at the New Delhi Indira Gandhi airport.  Some airports have re-opened, but the situation remains fluid.  Airspace over …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy New Delhi (February 27, 2019)

Location: Jammu & Kashmir Event:  On February 27, 2019, Indian Civil Aviation Authorities closed eight airports in northern India to include Jammu, Srinagar, Pathankot, Leh, Amritsar, Shimla, Gaggal, and Bhuntar.   The Embassy is also tracking reports of delays at the New Delhi Indira Gandhi airport.  Some airports have re-opened, but the situation remains fluid.  Airspace …

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Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens:  Demonstrations in Kolkata February 4, 2019

Security Notice Political demonstrations may occur throughout Kolkata on short notice in the coming days, particularly in the areas of Dharmatala/Esplanade, Central Kolkata near Loudon Street, and Camac Street/AJC Bose Road.  These demonstrations may result in public transportation disruptions and delays.  Please take reasonable precautions regarding personal security and avoid any large crowds. Actions to …

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Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Kolkata January 19, 2018

Security Notice Location:  Brigade Parade Grounds, Kolkata (January 19, 2019), near Victoria Memorial. Event:  A large political rally is scheduled to take place from 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 19 in Kolkata, at Brigade Parade Grounds near the Victoria Memorial.  As many as five million people may participate in this rally.  The rally may result in significant …

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Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations across Kerala, January 3, 2019

United States Consulate General Chennai, India Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations across Kerala January 3, 2019 Location:  Kerala, India Event:  Protests and demonstrations concerning the Sabarimala Temple Media report widespread protests and a call for a general strike throughout the state of Kerala related to the opening of Sabarimala Temple to women of childbearing …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy and Consulates Closures, Monday, December 24, and Tuesday, December 25, 2018

President Trump has signed an Executive Order to close federal offices and excuse all federal employees from duty for the scheduled workday on Monday, December 24, 2018.  Tuesday, December 25, 2018 is a scheduled federal holiday.  The Department of State and all annexes, both domestically and overseas, will be closed for normal business on December …

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Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Pre-Cyclone Watch for Coastal Andhra Pradesh, December 14, 2018

United States Consulate General Hyderabad, India Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens: Pre-Cyclone Watch for Coastal Andhra Pradesh (December 14, 2018) Location:  Coastal Andhra Pradesh, between Ongole and Kakinada Event:  A deep depression over the Bay of Bengal is predicted to develop into a cyclone and expected to cross the Andhra Pradesh coast between Ongole and …

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Limited Operations

United States Consulate General Chennai, India Operational Message for U.S. Citizens: The Death of Former Chief Minister Karunanidhi August 7, 2018 Out of respect for the death of former Chief Minister Karunanidhi, many businesses are closed and transportation is disrupted. Large crowds have gathered near the Kauvery Hospital on TTK (TT Krishnamachari) Road in Chennai …

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Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Tamil Nadu

United States Consulate General Chennai, India Demonstration Alert for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Tamil Nadu (May 23, 2018) Location:  Thoothukudi, and throughout Tamil Nadu, India Event:  Local media report that protests against the expansion of the Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi became violent on May 22, with fatalities reported and vehicles set on fire.  Demonstrations …

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Security Alert: Security Awareness and Transportation Advisory for ASEAN Summit and Republic Day January 18-26, 2018

Location: India, countrywide, but particularly affecting New Delhi and other major cities Event: India is hosting the ASEAN Summit on January 25, 2018. Republic Day celebrations will occur on January 26, 2018. Beginning Thursday, January 18, 2018 and continuing through Friday, January 26, 2018, there will be an increased police presence, random traffic checks, road …

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