Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kinshasa: May 15, 2018

Location:  Goma

  • Event: Embassy Kinshasa advises U.S. citizens to avoid the area around Virunga National Park in Goma. On May 11, just north of Goma rebels attacked a convoy and killed a park ranger and kidnapped two tourists traveling within Virunga Park. Kidnappings in the Eastern Congo remain a serious concern, and are one of the means rebel and armed groups consistently use to generate income.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid travel to Virunga National Park and its surrounding areas, including Goma.
  • Review the country page and remain alert for potentially dangerous situations.