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SECURITY MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS: TIANJIN CHEMICAL EXPLOSIONS

Media sources have reported extensively on explosions at the port of Tianjin, China on August 13 and August 15. The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens in Tianjin to follow the guidance of local authorities and avoid the blast area until given further instructions.  We are aware that local authorities are taking measures to prevent secondary disasters and are monitoring air and water pollution in the area to prevent further chemical contamination.  The Embassy in Beijing remains in regular contact with local Tianjin government and hospital officials, and we have no information other than that which has been provided to the public by Chinese authorities.  We continue to liaise with local authorities, businesses, and healthcare providers to seek information on any U.S. citizens who may have been affected by the explosions.

The Embassy is also aware of social media messages relating to the Tianjin explosions from sources claiming to represent the U.S. Embassy. These messages were not issued by the U.S. Embassy. To determine whether a report is an official message, please check our website http://beijing.usembassy-china.org.cn/ or contact American Citizen Services at BeijingACS@state.gov. All security messages will be sent through our Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). U.S. citizens residing or traveling in China are reminded to register with the U.S. Embassy or closest U.S. Consulate by entering your travel itinerary and contact information at https://step.state.gov/step/.  In case of difficulties registering online, please contact the closest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. In case of difficulties registering online, please contact the closest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.  

For the latest security information, U.S. citizens living and traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs Internet website http://travel.state.gov, where the current Worldwide Caution, Country Specific Information, Public Announcements, and Travel Warnings can be found.  Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the United States or Canada, or for callers outside the United States and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time (EST), Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).   

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing can be reached 24 hours per day at 86-10-8531-4000.  The addresses and telephone contact information for the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in China are at the bottom of this announcement.

U.S. Embassy Beijing

No. 55 An Jia Lou Road
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100600
China
Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000
Fax: +(86)(10) 8531-3300

The Embassy consular district includes the municipalities of Beijing and Tianjin and the provinces/autonomous regions of Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Inner Mongolia, Jiangxi, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, and Xinjiang.

BeijingACS@state.gov

Consulates

U.S. Consulate General Chengdu
Number 4 Lingshiguan Road
Section 4, Renmin Nanlu
Chengdu 61004,China
Telephone: (86)(28) 8558-3992
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000
Fax: +(86)(28) 8554 6229

This consular district includes the provinces/autonomous region of Guizhou, Sichuan, Xizang (Tibet) and Yunnan, as well as the municipality of Chongqing.

AmCitChengdu@state.gov

U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou
43 Hua Jiu Road, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District
Guangzhou 510623
China
Telephone: (86)(20) 3814-5775
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000
Fax: +(86)(20) 3814-5572

This consular district includes the provinces/autonomous region of Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, and Fujian.

GuangzhouACS@state.gov
 

U.S. Consulate General Shanghai
Westgate Mall, 8th Floor, 1038 Nanjing Xi Lu,
Shanghai 200031
China
Telephone: +(86)(21) 3217-4650
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: (86)(21) 3217-4650
Fax: +(86)(21) 6217-2071

This consular district includes Shanghai municipality and the provinces of Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang.

ShanghaiACS@state.gov


U.S. Consulate General Shenyang
No. 52, 14th Wei Road, Heping District,
Shenyang 110003
China
Telephone: +(86)(24) 2322-1198
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000 or 86-137-0988-9307 (calling from the United States), or 137-0988-9307 (calling within China).
Fax: +(86)(24) 2323-1465

This consular district includes: the provinces of Heilongjiang, Jilin, and Liaoning.

shenyangacs@state.gov
 

The U.S. Consulate General in Wuhan
New World International Trade Tower I,
No. 568, Jianshe Avenue
Hankou, Wuhan 430022
China
Telephone: +(86)(027) 8555-7791
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000
Fax: 027-8555-776

Please note that Wuhan does not provide regularly scheduled consular services. Contact the Embassy in Beijing for consular assistance.

USConsulateWuhan@state.gov