Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus
July 14, 2020
Location: Potential event locations include, but are not limited to, the following areas in Minsk, Belarus:
- Entrance to Galleria Mall
- Adam Mickiewicz square
- Nemigametro station
- Oktyaberskayametro station
- Other locations throughout Belarus
Event: Media reports have highlighted public political gatherings and events throughout Belarus on the evening of July 14. The events are unauthorized and law enforcement authorities have detained some participants.
We recommend U.S. citizens avoid public demonstrations or protests, remain aware of their surroundings, and keep in mind that demonstrations intended to be peaceful can become confrontational and escalate into violence.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid mass gatherings.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Carry proper Identification, including a U.S. passport with a current Belarusian visa or valid visa-free entry stamp.
+375 17 210-12-83 / 217-7347 / 217-7348
+375 29 676-0134 (after hours for American Citizens)
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444