remains a high threat to British individuals and organisations
in the region. Terrorist attacks could involve the use of
chemical and biological materials.
Military action in Iraq continues. Developments in Iraq and on
the Middle East Peace Process continue to have an impact on
local public opinion in the region and this might be expressed
by some people, including through acts of violence against
British nationals or organisations. You should follow news
reports and be alert to regional developments.
You should maintain a high level of vigilance, particularly in
public places frequented by foreigners such as hotels,
restaurants and shopping malls. You should take sensible
precautions for your personal and vehicle safety and avoid any
political gatherings and demonstrations.
& Commonwealth Office London
U.S.-led coalition began military action in Iraq on March 19,
2003. Given the heightened tensions as a result of these
hostilities, together with increased threats globally from
terrorism, Canadians should defer travel to Oman. Information on
the crisis in Iraq is available at www.iraqcrisis.gc.ca.
Canadians in Oman should maintain a high level of personal
security awareness at all times as the security situation could
deteriorate rapidly without notice. Exercise extreme caution,
particularly in commercial, public and tourist areas frequented
by foreigners. Canadians should monitor local developments,
avoid crowds and demonstrations, as well as register and remain
in regular contact with the nearest Canadian government office
or the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (call
Avoid leaving vehicles unattended. When doing so, upon return,
carefully inspect both the exterior and interior to detect any
attached devices or suspect packages nearby. Treat mail and
packages from unfamiliar sources with suspicion. If you notice
anything unusual, contact your sponsor or call the Omani police
immediately. Suspects as well as witnesses to incidents may be
held for lengthy periods without access to legal counsel or
consular officials. If access is granted, it may be severely
limited by the Omani authorities.
The violence in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza has raised the
possibility of demonstrations in support of Palestinians
throughout the Middle East or elsewhere around the world.
Canadians should review their security practices, remain alert
to the changing situation, exercise appropriate caution, and
avoid large gatherings.
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
des opérations militaires en Iraq peut entraîner une dégradation
des conditions de sécurité pour les ressortissants occidentaux.
Il est conseillé aux voyageurs d'être vigilants lors de leurs
déplacements, d'adopter une attitude de réserve, de se tenir
informés des développements de la situation régionale.
Français des Affaires Étrangères
10. März 2003
Travel Warning is being issued to alert U.S. citizens that the
Department of State has authorized the departure of family
members and non-emergency personnel at the U.S. Embassy in
Muscat on a voluntary basis. Due to heightened tensions and
increased security concerns resulting from the current situation
in the region, the Department of State warns U.S. citizens to
defer non-essential travel to Oman. U.S. citizens in Oman should
On March 10, 2003, the
Department of State authorized the departure of family members
and non-emergency personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Muscat on a
voluntary basis. The U.S. Embassy in Muscat remains open to
provide the full range of services to American citizens and the
U.S. citizens who remain in or
travel to Oman despite this warning should register at the
Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Muscat and enroll in the
warden system (emergency alert network) in order to obtain
updated information on travel and security in Oman. Americans in
Oman should exercise caution and take prudent measures to
maintain their security. Americans should remain vigilantly
aware of surroundings, avoid crowds and demonstrations, keep a
low profile, vary times and routes for all travel, and ensure
travel documents are current.
The U.S. Embassy in Oman is
located on Jameat A’Duwal Al Arabiya Street, Al Khuwair Area (Shatti
al-Qurum), in the capital city of Muscat. The mailing address is
P.O. Box 202, Medinat Al Sultan Qaboos 115, Sultanate of Oman,
telephone (968) 698-989, fax: (968) 699-189. The Embassy’s
e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org, and its website is
http://www.usa.gov.om. The workweek in Oman is Saturday through
of Consular Affairs of the United States of America