Limited Consular Services : Peshawar, Pakistan30 Apr 2010
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has issued a notice advising of the suspension of routine consular services at the U.S. Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan. The notice, known as a Warden Notice, followed the April 5, 2010 terrorist attack on the consulate.
The suspension of routine services will continue indefinitely. The U.S. Embassy, Consular Section, Islamabad, Pakistan will provide consular services for U.S. citizens in Pakistan, as well as general visa services. U.S. government officials are restricted in their movements and, thus, have limited ability to provide emergency consular services to U.S. citizens in the Northwest Frontier Province.
There is an ongoing travel warning for U.S. citizens traveling to or living in Pakistan. U.S. citizens are directed to register their whereabouts within Pakistan at the appropriate embassy or consulate through an online system.
Travel to certain parts of the world requires more caution. It is vital to check for warnings prior to considering travel to certain parts of the globe, as U.S. citizens are often specifically targeted, in addition to being at risk due to general unrest and violence.