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

January 26, 2024

Location:  Bangui

Event:  The U.S. Embassy was the site of a previously unannounced peaceful demonstration on January 25, 2024.  We remind you that demonstrations can occur at any time and with little or no prior notice.

Actions to Take:

  • The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid areas where crowds have gathered as even peaceful demonstrations may quickly turn violent.
  • Monitor local news stations.
  • Remain aware of your surroundings and keep a low profile.
  • Review your personal security plans, be vigilant, and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.
  • Always carry proof of your legal presence in CAR, such as a U.S. passport with visa, or a residency card.
  • The U.S. Embassy in Bangui does not provide consular services at this time. Contact the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde.


U.S Embassy Yaounde, Cameroon
+237 2 2220-1500 ext. 4341/4023
+237 2 2220-1500 ext. 4531 (after hours)

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Central African Republic Country Information

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