Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Minor Explosion at Shanghai Pudong International Airport

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens in China that on Sunday, June 12 there was a minor explosion at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.  U.S. authorities have been in touch with Chinese authorities, who stated no Americans were affected and that the airport is open for business. The cause of the incident has not been officially reported.‎ The U.S. Embassy has no information indicating this was an incident directed at U.S. citizens and is unaware of any specific security threats against U.S. citizens in China at this time.

The Department of State’s Worldwide Caution remains in effect.  Enroll in the Smart Traveler  Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.  Contact the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, located at 55 An Jia Lou Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, by phone at (+86 10) 8531-4000, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or by email at BeijingACS@State.gov.  For AFTER HOUR EMERGENCIES, call 8531-3000 to speak to the operator.  Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States or Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except federal holidays).