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Security Alert (posted 21 May, 2021)
May 21, 2021

Location: SEG Tower/Huaqiangbei Area, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province

Event: Following May 18, reports of shaking at the SEG Tower located in the Huaqiangbei (electronics market) area of Shenzhen, and the evacuation of people from the building and in the immediate vicinity, U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou employees have been instructed to avoid the SEG Tower/Huaqiangbei area until further notice.

The U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou recommends that all U.S. citizens avoid the SEG Tower and Huaqiangbei area until further notice.

Actions to Take:

·         Monitor local and international media for updates.

·         Notify friends and family of your safety.

·         Use caution when walking or driving.


·         U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou, China

·         Telephone: +(86)(20) 3814-5775

·         Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000

·         Email: GuangzhouACS@state.gov

·         Website: https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn/embassy-consulates/guangzhou/

We also recommend that Americans overseas take the following actions:

·     Enroll at STEP.state.gov to receive the latest updates from the Embassy.  Your registration expires automatically based on the dates entered and you will not receive updates after that date.  From within your account settings, update to INDEFINITE to ensure that you continue receiving messages. If you have any trouble, please email CASTEP@state.gov.

·     Visit travel.state.gov for the latest Travel Advisories and other guidance regarding COVID-19 for U.S. citizens abroad at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-information.html.

·     Follow the advice of the CDC and local health authorities that you can find at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

·     Check with their airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.

·     Monitor the Department of State’s COVID-19 website at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-information.html

In the United States, passengers may be subject to CDC screening, health observation, and monitoring requirements upon reentry to the United States. For additional questions, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 Information for Travel page.