Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (March 16, 2019)

Location:  Kinshasa

Event:  Please be advised that there are protestors demonstrating in the Gombe and Limete areas.  There are multiple groups marching throughout the city to include on Boulevard 30 June.  U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area of Boulevard 30 June at this time.  Casualties have been reported.  U.S. Embassy Kinshasa personnel have been directed to shelter in place.

Actions to Take:

  • 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.


U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

(243) 97 261 6144 or (243) 97 261 6145

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Democratic Republic of Congo Country Information 

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