Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic

Location:  Central African Republic Event:  U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports. If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021. You qualify for this exception if all …

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Travel Advisory: Central African Republic – Level 4: Do Not Travel

Central African Republic – Level 4: Do Not Travel     C U H E K O Do not travel to the Central African Republic (CAR) due to COVID-19, Embassy Bangui’s limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens, crime, civil unrest, and kidnapping. The presidential election occurred on December 27, 2020, and legislative runoff elections are scheduled …

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Travel Advisory: Central African Republic – Level 4: Do Not Travel

Central African Republic – Level 4: Do Not Travel     C U H K O E Do not travel to the Central African Republic due to COVID-19, Embassy Bangui’s limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens, crime, civil unrest, kidnapping, and elections. The presidential election occurred on December 27, 2020, and legislative runoff elections are scheduled …

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Job Announcement for Administrative Assistant

Open to: All Interested Candidates Position:  ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT The U. S. Embassy in Bangui is seeking individual for the following position: Administrative Assistant (Grade FSN-08/FP-06) The position is located in Bangui, Central African Republic. The vacancy announcement is available on the  Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA)  platform on the U. S. Embassy Bangui website. Opening Date:               Monday, February 1, 2021 Closing Date:                  Monday, …

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Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs 

(January 15, 2021) Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic

Location:  Central African Republic (Bangui) Event:  Ongoing Violence in the Central African Republic. On January 14, 2021, the Department ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees from U.S. Embassy Bangui due to ongoing armed group activity and supply chain disruptions. Although there have been no specific incidents of violence or threats targeting U.S. citizens, civil …

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Central African Republic – Level 4: Do Not Travel C U H K O E

Do not travel to the Central African Republic due to COVID-19, Embassy Bangui’s limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens, crime, civil unrest, kidnapping, and elections. Due to ongoing armed group activity and supply chain disruptions, on January 14, 2021, the Department ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees. The presidential election occurred …

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Security Alert: U. S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic (January 3, 2021) Location:  Central African Republic (Nationwide) Event:  Reports of Electoral Violence The Embassy has received multiple reports that armed groups may continue to disrupt the electoral process in Bangui and nationwide and may seek to move towards Bangui. The National Elections Agency is expected to announce …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic

Location: Central African Republic (Nationwide) Event: Reports of Pre-Electoral Violence Nationwide U.S. Embassy Bangui has received reports of pre-electoral violence nationwide.  Out of an abundance of caution, the U.S. Embassy in Bangui decided to limit staff to mission-critical movements starting on December 24 for an indefinite period of time. Although there have been no specific …

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Security Alert: U. S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic

Security Alert:  U. S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic Location:  Central African Republic (Nationwide) Event:  Reports of Violence in Bangui and Nationwide U.S. Embassy Bangui has received reports of violence and general panic in Bangui, specifically the PK12 neighborhood, as well as ongoing instability in the provinces.  The U.S. embassy issued an immediate shelter in …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic

Location:  Central African Republic (Nationwide) Event:  Reports of Pre-Election Increased Violence, Criminality and Armed Group Activity U.S. Embassy Bangui has received reports of increased violence, criminality, and armed group activity in the regions of Ombella-Mpoko, Ouham, Ouham-Pende, Lobaye and Ouaka. Although there have been no specific incidents of violence or threats targeting U.S. citizens, civil …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic

Location: Central African Republic (Nationwide) Event: Announcement by the Constitutional Court The Embassy has received reports that on December 2 or 3 the Central African Republic Constitutional Court will announce the final list of candidates for the upcoming elections, which may increase tensions nationwide.  Although there have been no specific incidents of violence or threats targeting …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic

Location:  Central African Republic (Bangui) Event:  Upcoming Elections in the Central African Republic The Embassy has received reports of increasing political tensions in Bangui.  Although there have been no specific incidents of violence or threats targeting U.S. citizens, civil unrest, demonstrations, and violence have already occurred, and may recur in the period leading up to, …

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Travel Advisory: Central African Republic – Level 4: Do Not Travel

Central African Republic – Level 4: Do Not Travel Do not travel to the Central African Republic due to COVID-19, Embassy Bangui’s limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens, crime, civil unrest, kidnapping, and elections. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel …

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Routine Message – U.S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic

Routine Message for U.S. Citizens November 28 and 29, 2020 You are cordially invited to a town hall hosted by Ambassador Tamlyn, with Consular Officer Emily Hennell and Assistant Regional Security Officer YJ Chung. We will discuss best practices for personal security preparations in light of the upcoming CAR elections. We will also celebrate Thanksgiving …

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Central African Republic – Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting Message

U.S. Embassy Bangui recommends all U.S. citizens who intend to vote by absentee ballot in the U.S. federal elections on November 3 mail their absentee ballots immediately.  You can also bring your absentee ballot to the U.S. Embassy in Bangui.  The Embassy is currently planning to forward the ballots to the U.S. by September 11. In …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangui, the Central African Republic

Location: Country-wide Event: Reminder- Evacuation Flight This is a reminder of the evacuation flight to Dulles Airport (IAD) with a planned departure date from Bangui’s M’Poko International Airport is April 21, 2020. Please ensure you monitor your email for status notifications regarding the flight. If you are interested in joining this repatriation flight and you …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangui, the Central African Republic

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangui, the Central African Republic (April 17, 2020) Location:  Country-wide Event: Updated Date for Potential Evacuation Option This alert has been updated to show the new planned departure date from Bangui’s M’Poko International Airport is April 21, 2020. Please ensure you monitor your email for status notifications regarding the flight. …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangui, the Central African Republic

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangui, the Central African Republic (April 16, 2020) Location:  Country-wide Event: Updated Date for Potential Evacuation Option This alert has been updated to show the new planned departure date from Bangui’s M’Poko International Airport is April 20, 2020. Please ensure you monitor your email for status notifications regarding the flight. …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangui, the Central African Republic

Location:  Country-wide Event: Updated Date for Potential Evacuation Option This alert has been updated to show the new planned departure date from Bangui’s M’Poko International Airport to April 21, 2020. Please ensure you monitor your email for status notifications regarding the flight. If you are interested in joining this repatriation flight and you have not …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangui, the Central African Republic (April 14, 2020)

Location:  Country-wide Event: Update to Potential Evacuation Option- New Date The departure date for the flight has changed to on or about April 20, 2020, and is subject to change further in the future. Please ensure you monitor your email for status notifications regarding the flight. If you are interested in joining this repatriation flight …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangui, the Central African Republic (April 10, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangui, the Central African Republic (April 10, 2020) Location:  Country-wide Event: Potential Evacuation Option This message has been updated to note that if you are interested in joining this repatriation flight and you have not yet contacted the U.S. Embassy in Bangui, please write to BanguiConsular@state.gov as soon as possible to register …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangui, the Central African Republic (April 9, 2020)

Location:  Country-wide Event: Potential Evacuation Option The Department of State is preparing a potential evacuation flight to Dulles Aiport (IAD) in Washington, D.C. with capacity for private U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents on a reimbursable basis, leaving Bangui M’Poko International Airport on or about April 15, 2020.  The approximate cost of this flight is …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic (April 7, 2020)

Location:  Country-wide Event:  COVID-19 Health Update The Ministry of Health of the Central African Republic (CAR) has confirmed there are cases of COVID-19 in the country. The government of CAR closed the Bangui airport, with exceptions for humanitarian, medevac, and technical stops. The U.S. Embassy continues to work on options for U.S. citizens who wish …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic (April 6, 2020)

Location:  Country-wide Event:  COVID-19 Health Update The Ministry of Health of the Central African Republic (CAR) has confirmed there are cases of COVID-19 in the country. The government of CAR closed the Bangui airport, with exceptions for humanitarian, medevac, and technical stops. The U.S. Embassy continues to work on options for U.S. citizens who wish …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic

Location:  Country-wide Event:  COVID-19 Health Update The Ministry of Health of the Central African Republic (CAR) has confirmed there are cases of COVID-19 in the country. The government of CAR closed the Bangui airport, with exceptions for humanitarian, medevac, and technical stops. The U.S. Embassy is working with the State Department on options for U.S. …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Bangui (April 1, 2020)

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Bangui (April 1, 2020) Location:  Country-wide Event:  COVID-19 Health Update This message has been updated to confirm there will be no Asky flight. The Embassy is currently researching evacuation options for American citizens. The Ministry of Health of the Central African Republic (CAR) has confirmed there are cases of COVID-19 in the country. …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic

Location:  Country-wide Event:  COVID-19 Health Update The Ministry of Health of the Central African Republic (CAR) has confirmed there are cases of COVID-19 in the country. The government of CAR closed the Bangui airport, with exceptions for commercial, humanitarian, medevac, and technical stops. If you need assistance departing the country, please contact us at BanguiConsular@state.gov . …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic

Location:  Country-wide Event:  Corrected Embassy Contact Information and COVID-19 Health Update This message corrects the email address to contact the US Embassy for assistance. The correct email address is BanguiConsular@state.gov The Ministry of Health of the Central African Republic (CAR) has confirmed there are cases of COVID-19 in the country. The government of CAR closed the …

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COVID-19 Information

Last updated:   [06/15/2021] ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days …

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Announcement from the U.S. Embassy (March 20, 2020)

The U.S. Embassy in Bangui announces that it is reducing its staffing in response to increasing travel restrictions, limited health infrastructure and potential disruption of supply chains for essential goods in the Central African Republic. We call your attention to the State Department’s Global Travel Advisory issued March 19, 2020 The State Department has issued …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

March 15, 2020 The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. Many areas throughout the world are now experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and taking action that may limit traveler mobility, including quarantines and border restrictions. Even countries, jurisdictions, or areas where cases have not been reported …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic (March 14, 2020)

Event:  On March 14, one case of COVID 19 was announced by the Central African Government health authorities.  Travelers should be prepared for additional screening measures or travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Please monitor this page for the most current information. On March 13, the government of …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangui (January 7, 2020) 

Location: Central African Republic Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic

Location:  Bangui Event:  The U.S. Embassy has received reports of ongoing fighting between unidentified groups in the PK5 neighborhood. Casualties have been reported. Actions to Take: The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid the PK5 neighborhood and surrounding areas. Avoid non-essential movements and areas where crowds have gathered as even peaceful demonstrations may quickly turn …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic (December 21, 2019)

Location:  Bangui Event:  According to press reports, a political rally is scheduled to take place in the “Boeing” neighborhood southwest of the Bangui International Airport on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 1400 hrs. Actions to Take: The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid non-essential movements and areas where crowds have gathered as even peaceful demonstrations …

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Central African Republic (CAR) — Travel Advisory — Level 4: Do Not Travel

Do not travel to Central African Republic (CAR) due to crime, civil unrest, and kidnapping. Country Summary: Violent crime such as armed robbery, assault, sexual assault, carjacking, and homicide is common throughout the country.  Large areas of the country are controlled by armed groups fighting for control of territory.  They regularly commit serious crimes, such …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic

Location:  Bangui Event:  National Day celebrations will take place on Saturday, December 1.  A parade is schedule to commence at 09:00 a.m.  The parade route is along Avenue des Martyrs and Avenue de l’Independance.  Roadblocks and protests may occur.  Increased security (FACA and Gendarmerie) presence is expected. A Ville Morte is called for Monday, December …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic (October 26, 2018) Location: Bangui Event: Reports of gunfire in several neighborhoods throughout Bangui.  U.S. citizens are advised to stay in their homes or another safe location. Actions to Take: Monitor local media for updates Review personal security plans Remain aware of surroundings Assistance: U.S. Embassy in …

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WHITE HOUSE STATEMENT

Statement from the Press Secretary on Religious Violence in the Central African Republic Foreign Policy Issued on: May 3, 2018 The United States is extremely concerned about recent attacks against civilian centers, including Tuesday’s attack on a Christian church in the Fatima neighborhood of Bangui and the retaliatory attacks on Muslim community members.  We urge Central African …

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Security Alert:  U. S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic (May 1, 2018)

Location:  Throughout Bangui Event:  Gunfire and unrest emanating from Bangui’s PK5 neighborhood, but spreading throughout the city.  There are reports of violence along Independence Avenue and crowds at the PK0 and Boganda roundabouts. Actions to Take: Ensure that you have adequate supplies to shelter in place Monitor local media for updates Review personal security plans …

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Security Alert: U. S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic

Security Alert: U. S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic (April 20, 2018) Location: Nationwide Event: Increase in threats and tensions related to activities by armed actors and recent unrest in Bangui. Actions to Take: Ensure that you have adequate supplies to shelter in place Monitor local media for updates Review personal security plans Remain aware of …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Bangui, Central African Republic

Date: April 10, 2018 Location: Bangui’s PK5 Neighborhood and 7th Arrondissement Event: On April 10, 2018, MINUSCA and Central African security forces conducted a routine security patrol in Bangui’s PK5 neighborhood when militia fired upon them.  The situation has since escalated.  Gunfire continues to be reported in that neighborhood and other areas of Bangui.  Possible …

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