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

Location:  Bangui

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Bangui advises U.S. citizens to remain cautious in and around Bangui Thursday January 19 through the end of the month, due to the potential for fuel-related economic disruptions or politically motivated civil unrest.  Please review the Travel Advisory for Central African Republic. 

Actions to Take:  

  • Avoid large gatherings; especially politically or economically motivated demonstrations;
  • Keep a low profile;
  • Avoid crowds at informal fuel vendors and commercial fuel stations;
  • If you must travel on foot, do so in areas under the control of security forces, use extreme caution and keep a low profile;
  • Avoid all non-essential travel, do not travel alone or late at night;
  • Review security plans, be vigilant, and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security; 
  • Always carry proof or a copy of your legal presence in Central African Republic, such as a U.S. passport with visa, or a residency card. 

Assistance  U.S. Embassy Bangui does not provide consular services at this time Please contact U.S. Embassy in Yaounde for consular services.

U.S Embassy Yaounde, Cameroon 

+237 2 2220-1500 ext. 4341/4023   

+237 2 2220-1500 ext. 4531 (after hours)