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 3.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas in the vicinity of the parade route (Avenue des Martyrs and Avenue de l’Independance.)
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Carry proper identification at all times, including a S. passport with a current CAR visa.
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.