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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