Alert: Transportation Strike

LOCATION: Countrywide

Event: The U.S. Embassy is aware of calls for a transportation strike in Eswatini on December 13.  Out of an abundance of caution, embassy employees will be on maximum telework posture on that day.  If assistance is needed, please call +268 2417 – 9448.

Actions to take: Avoid all protests, even peaceful ones, as they always have the potential to rapidly turn violent with little or no notice.  Security services may implement additional measures to limit protestors mobility throughout the country or use force to disperse even peaceful protests. If assistance is needed that day please call +268 2417 – 9448.

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy in Eswatini/Swaziland
Corner of MR103 and Cultural Center Drive, Ezulwini
+268 2417 – 9448 (duty officer for emergencies)
ConsularMbabane@state.gov
https://sz.usembassy.gov/

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.