On 16 July 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan issued a Security Alert that reads in part as follows:

“Location: Tavush Region, Armenia

“Event: The U.S. Embassy in Armenia urges U.S. citizens to avoid travel to the area east of the M4 and M16 highways in Tavush province due to recent violence and heightened tensions along portions of the Armenia-Azerbaijan border. The U.S. Embassy in Armenia has urged all U.S. Embassy employees and their family members to avoid the area to the east of the M4 and M16 Highways north of the Dilijan National Park and up to the international border with Georgia in Tavush province.

“U.S. citizens throughout Armenia are encouraged to avoid public demonstrations and exercise caution in public spaces. The U.S. Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to continue to monitor local news reporting for any new developments. The Embassy will continue to monitor the security situation and provide additional information as needed.”