Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Kinshasa, DRC

Location: Butembo, North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Event: Armed groups may target NGOs in the city of Butembo (North Kivu province.)  We advise U.S. citizens to not travel to North Kivu province in the Travel Advisory for the DRC.

Actions to Take:

  • Do not travel to the eastern DRC, including North Kivu province.
  • Read the Travel Advisory for the DRC.
  • Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.