Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (January 9, 2019)

Location:  Democratic Republic of Congo

 Event:  The DRC Independent Electoral Commission is expected to announce election results soon. Crowds may gather in anticipation of election-related announcements.

 Actions to Take:

  • Depart the country. Your departure plans should not rely on U.S. government assistance.
  • Ensure that your passport is current and that you have a valid visa for your onward destination.
  • Avoid large crowds and demonstrations.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety, and develop an alternate communication strategy that does not rely on internet.
  • 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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