Location: South Africa
Event: Possible Terrorist Attack
The U.S. government has received information that terrorists may be planning to conduct an attack targeting large gatherings of people at an unspecified location in the greater Sandton area of Johannesburg, South Africa, on 29 October 2022. There is no further information regarding the timing, method, or target of the potential attack. The U.S. Mission in South Africa has advised staff to avoid crowds of people and other large public gatherings in the greater Sandton area of Johannesburg during the weekend of 29-30 October 2022.
Actions to Take:
- Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
- Review personal security plan.
- Monitor local media for updates on changing conditions.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444