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Security Alert: Heightened Middle East Tensions (January 7, 2020)
January 7, 2020

Location: Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten

Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions

There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad.

U.S. Consulate General personnel and U.S. citizens in the Dutch Caribbean are encouraged to review their personal security practices and contact local authorities regarding security concerns.

The Consulate General will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed.

Actions to Take:

  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
  • Monitor local media for updates.


  • U.S. Consulate General Curacao
  • U.S. Department of State – Consular Affairs
    888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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