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Security Alert: U. S. Embassy Maputo, Mozambique (July 16, 2021)
July 16, 2021

Location:  Throughout the Republic of South Africa

Event:  Reports of civil unrest and violence continue in South Africa.  Violence has not targeted U.S. citizens however the unrest has caused some fuel shortages in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng provinces.  Travelers from Mozambique planning on visiting Mpumalanga or KwaZulu Natal provinces should take precautions and bring adequate supplies for the journey.  There is a risk that the transportation interruptions in South Africa could result in reduced imports, including food, from South Africa.  U.S. Embassy Maputo personnel have been advised to reconsider non-essential travel to South Africa.  If you choose to enter South Africa, please review the actions below.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Review personal security plan.
  • Monitor local media for updates on changing conditions.