Security Alert for U.S. Citizens: November 24, 2018

Security Alert for U.S. Citizens:  November 24, 2018

Location: Kinshasa

Event: The United States Embassy in Kinshasa has received credible and specific information of a possible terrorist threat against U.S. Government facilities in Kinshasa.  In response, the U.S. Mission will be closed to the public and only staffing minimal employees on Monday, November 26, 2018. U.S. citizens in need of emergency services can call 081-556-0151.  For future updates please sign up for U.S. Embassy Kinshasa notifications at

Actions to Take:

  • U.S. citizens in Kinshasa and throughout the DRC are strongly encouraged to maintain a heightened level of vigilance and practice good situational awareness.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile and notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Review the country page and remain alert for potentially dangerous situations.