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Message from the US Consulate General (Chennai)

American Citizens Services
U.S. Consulate General
220 Anna Salai, Chennai Protected content , India
Telephone: Protected content Facsimile: Protected content
E-mail: Protected content website: Protected content



Date: May 2, Protected content

Dear U.S. citizens:
We bring this message to your attention so you can carefully consider the information it contains. Please pass along the information below to the U.S. citizens in your area. Thank you for your cooperation.

The U.S. Department of State alerts U.S. citizens traveling and residing abroad to the enhanced potential for anti-American violence following recent counter- terrorism activity in Pakistan. Given the uncertainty and volatility of the current situation, U.S. citizens in areas where recent events could cause anti-American violence are strongly urged to limit their travel outside of their homes and hotels and avoid mass gatherings and demonstrations. U.S. citizens should stay current with media coverage of local events and be aware of their surroundings at all times. This Travel Alert expires August 1, Protected content .

U.S. Embassy operations in affected areas will continue to the extent possible under the constraints of any evolving security situation. U.S. government facilities worldwide remain at a heightened state of alert. These facilities may temporarily close or periodically suspend public services to assess their security posture. In those instances, U.S. Embassies and Consulates will make every effort to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens abroad are urged to monitor the local news and maintain contact with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

Media coverage of local events may cause family and friends to become concerned for their loved ones traveling and residing abroad. We urge U.S. citizens to keep in regular contact with family and friends. U.S. citizens living or traveling abroad are encouraged to enroll in the Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), to receive the latest travel updates and information and to obtain updated information on travel and security issues. U.S. citizens without Internet access may register directly with the appropriate U.S. Embassy or Consulate. By enrolling,

U.S. citizens make it easier for the U.S. Embassy or Consulate to contact them in case of emergency. Travel information is also available at Protected content . Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling Protected content in the United States and Canada or, for callers outside the United States and Canada, a regular toll line at Protected content .

For information on "What the Department of State Can and Can't Do in a Crisis," please visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs' website at Protected content . For further information on specific countries, U.S. citizens should consult the Country Specific Information pages, Travel Alerts, and Travel Warnings at Protected content as well as the worldwide Caution. Follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs' page on Facebook as well.

U.S. citizens with questions or concerns may contact the American Citizens Services Unit of the Embassy or the Consulates General for further information:

Sincerely,

American Citizens Services
Chennai

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