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Alert: Civil Unrest (June 29, 2021)
June 29, 2021

CIVIL UNREST ALERT  – U.S. Embassy, Ezulwini

Location:  Throughout Eswatini

Event:  The U.S. Embassy is advising all U.S. citizens to be aware of civil unrest unfolding in Eswatini, including the burning and looting of stores, cars and businesses.  Protests have been building in Mbabane throughout the morning and shops are closing. The U.S. Embassy is strongly urging all citizens, countrywide, to stock up on food and water and then stay home.  Embassy staff have been directed to remain home.  U.S. citizens are urged to avoid major roads as protestors are blocking avenues with burning material.  The U.S. Embassy will remain closed through Wednesday, June 30.  U.S. citizens needing emergency services should call the Consular Section.

Actions to Take: 

  • If safe, stock up on groceries and water and then stay home.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid driving


U.S. Embassy in Eswatini/Swaziland
Corner of MR103 and Cultural Centre Drive, Ezulwini
+268 2417 9000
+268 7602 8414 (after hours duty officer for emergencies)

State Department, Consular Affairs
888-407 4747  or  202-501-4444

Swaziland/Eswatini country information: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Swaziland.html

Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates:  https://step.state.gov/step/   or provide the consular section with your name and contact information by email or telephone.