Security Alert: Elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Event: The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will hold national elections on December 20, 2023.  The DRC has announced that borders will be closed all day.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to limit their movements, avoid large gatherings, and to have adequate supplies of food and water in their residences.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Keep a low profile.

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 310 Avenue des Aviateurs, Kinshasa/Gombe, +243 81-556-0151/0152 or +243-972-616-193 (after hours and weekends).
ACSKinshasa@state.gov
https://cd.usembassy.gov/

State Department – Consular Affairs +1 888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444

Democratic Republic of Congo Country Information

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