Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Location:  Kinshasa

Event:   On December 14, 2018, the U.S. government ordered the departure of non-emergency personnel and their families from the DRC.  Due to concerns about potential military checkpoints in Kinshasa, the U.S. Embassy will implement a daily curfew for the remaining U.S. government employees in the DRC.  The curfew will begin December 19 from 1900-0600 and remain in effect until further notice.

 Actions to Take:

  • Depart the country.  Your departure plans should not rely on U.S. government assistance.
  • Conduct outdoor activities during daylight hours only.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety, and develop an alternate communication strategy.
  • Review the country page  and remain alert for potentially dangerous situations.