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

Do not travel to Central African Republic (CAR) due to crime and civil unrest. Violent crime, such as armed robbery, aggravated battery, and homicide, is common. Large areas of the country are controlled by armed groups who regularly kidnap, injure, and/or kill civilians. In the event of unrest, airport, land border, and road closures may ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens April 8, 2018: Joint Security Operation in Bangui’s PK5

Early the morning of April 8, 2018, Central African security forces and MINUSCA peacekeeping forces started a joint operation in Bangui’s PK5 neighborhood. Gunfire has been and continues to be reported in this neighborhood. The U.S. Embassy in Bangui is restricting movements in the city for its staff due to this operation. The Embassy advises ...
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Travel Advisory

Do not travel to Central African Republic (CAR) due to crime and civil unrest. Violent crime, such as armed robbery, aggravated battery, and homicide, is common. Large areas of the country are controlled by armed groups who regularly kidnap, injure, and/or kill civilians. In the event of unrest, airport, land border, and road closures may ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Proclamation of the Republic Day November 30, 2017

In advance of the Proclamation of the Republic Day on December 1, the U.S. Embassy in Bangui takes this opportunity to again remind U.S. citizens to continue to take adequate personal precautions.  As has been noted in previous communications, exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings and if encountering demonstrations, avoid or ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Bangui

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of escalating protests in Bangui.  MINUSCA and Central African security forces used warning shots in an attempt to disperse crowds in two different locations in the morning, and have increased patrols and check-points in the city.  The U.S. Embassy has restricted movements for its personnel.  The Embassy advises U.S. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Bangui

The U.S. Embassy has received reports of limited protests in Bangui’s 3rd and 6th neighborhoods, including barricades on several streets. These protests follow a grenade attack in the 5th neighborhood during the night of November 11. Central African and United Nations security forces have increased patrols in the affected areas. The U.S. Embassy has restricted ...
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