Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, DRC (February 24, 2021)
Location: Butembo, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Event: Be aware of possible threats posed by Mai-Mai groups in Butembo, North Kivu Province, notably on February 24, 2021. We continue to advise U.S. citizens to not travel to North Kivu in the Travel Advisory for the DRC.
Actions to Take:
- If you are in Butembo, limit movements today.
- Keep a low profile.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Do not travel to North Kivu Province.
- Read the Travel Advisory for the DRC.
- Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.
- U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 310 Avenue des Aviateurs, Kinshasa/Gombe, +243 81-556-0151/0152 or +243-972-616-193 (after hours and weekends).
- KinshasaUSCitizen@state.gov or ACSKinshasa@state.gov
- State Department – Consular Affairs +1 888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444
- Democratic Republic of Congo Country Information
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