Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (May 29, 2019)

Location:  Kinshasa

Event: On Thursday, May 30, the remains of Mr. Etienne Tshisekedi is scheduled to arrive at Ndjili Airport at 8am in preparation for his funeral and burial. Due to the expectation of heavy crowds throughout the city the Embassy will close at 12:30pm.  Additionally, if an official holiday is declared by the DRC government, the Embassy will be closed to the public.

 Actions to Take:

  • Avoid large crowds and possible demonstrations.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Use caution in the noted areas.
  • Remain alert for potentially dangerous situations.


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

(243) 81 556 0151 or (243) 81 556 0152

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Democratic Republic of Congo Country Information

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