Location: Throughout Eswatini
Event: The violence which occurred during the recent unrest in Eswatini has abated; U.S. Embassy Maputo Direct Hires and Eligible Family Members are again permitted to travel to Eswatini. Additionally, U.S. Embassy Maputo’s recommendation to reconsider non-essential travel to South Africa is also lifted.
The U.S. Embassy Mbabane in Eswatini is operational with reduced staffing. Be advised that a curfew is in effect in Eswatini between 8pm and 5am with authorities operating random vehicle checkpoints. The Republic of South Africa remains under “Adjusted Alert Level 3”, with the government enforcing a curfew between 10pm and 4am.
For U.S. Embassy Maputo personnel who plan to visit Eswatini or South Africa, maintain awareness of your surroundings. Avoid large crowds or demonstrations and comply with instructions from authorities. It is important to remember that you do not have diplomatic privileges or immunities outside of Mozambique.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact RSOMaputo@state.gov. In case of an emergency call Post One at +258 855-911-911.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.
- Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
- Monitor local media for updates on changing conditions
U.S. Embassy Maputo, Mozambique
For Emergencies: +258-855-911-911
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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