20.02.19 / High / Kuwait – Security Alert
20.02.19 Kuwait Security Alert
On 19 February 2019, the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait issued a Security Alert regarding the upcoming National Day and Liberation Day holidays, which reads in part as follows: "The Kuwait National and Liberation Day holidays will be Monday, February 25, and Tuesday, February 26. U.S. citizens should expect festive celebrations, large crowds, and heavy traffic congestion in downtown and waterfront areas. There will be particularly heavy vehicular congestion and pedestrian traffic from early afternoon through the evening hours on and around the Gulf Road and in Salmiya. In the past, local police have blocked U-turn lanes and intersections on Gulf Road, forcing northbound traffic to travel the entire length of Gulf Road to turn around as well as restricting travel in the blocks adjacent to Gulf Road. Many celebrants engage in water gun fights, throw water balloons, and set off fireworks in the affected areas during these national holidays."