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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Maputo, Mozambique (December 17, 2021)
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December 17, 2021

Location: Mozambique, countrywide

Event:  During the holiday season there is the potential for increased crime and acts of violent extremism.

Planned attacks and criminal activity often occur in crowded public locations such as holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, schools, and other areas frequented by tourists.  Public events, such as demonstrations, holiday events, and celebratory gatherings are also at a higher risk for violence.

Actions to Take:

  • Exercise vigilance at holiday festivals and events, places of worship, and locations with large crowds.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.

Assistance:

  • U.S. Embassy Maputo

(+258) 84-095-8000

mz.usembassy.gov

MaputoUSCitizens@state.gov

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444