Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova (November 28, 2018)

Location: Ukraine, countrywide, including Odesa and Vinnitsya (north of Moldova)

Event:  The Ukrainian parliament approved a 30-day period of martial law effective November 28 at 14:00 for the following 10 regions of Ukraine:  Vinnitsya, Odesa, Luhansk, Mykolaiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Kherson, Donetsk, and Zaporizhzhya.

The U.S. Embassy is evaluating how this martial law might affect the relevant regions. In the meantime, the U.S. Embassy recommends travelers to Ukraine take the following steps.

Actions to Take:

  • Reconsider travel to areas covered under the martial law decree
  • Expect heavier than normal police presence
  • Expect unexpected street closures, restrictions and searches
  • Avoid demonstrations
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Follow local law enforcement instructions
  • Notify friends and family of your safety
  • Review your personal security plans
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to register your contact details and receive security updates
  • Follow Twitter and the U.S. Embassy’s Web page for additional updates


  • U. S. Embassy Chisinau, Moldova

+373 22 40 8300

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444