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.
- 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).
- State Department – Consular Affairs +1 888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444
- Democratic Republic of Congo Country Information
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)to receive security updates.
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