Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

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

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa alerts U.S. citizens of an expected protest in front of the British Embassy located at 83 Ave Roi Baudouin in Kinshasa on February 9, 2024.  The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid the surrounding neighborhoods and instructed U.S. Embassy personnel to do the same. Please use caution if you choose to visit the River Loop neighborhood.

If you need assistance, please contact the Consular Section at the phone numbers below.

Actions to Take:

  • U.S. citizens are reminded that demonstrations that may start peacefully have the potential to turn violent with little to no warning, and they are advised to avoid large gatherings, protests, and affected areas.
  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Keep a low profile.