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Alert – U.S. Embassy, Ezulwini (July 16, 2021)
July 16, 2021

Location: Manzini

Event: There are reports that a demonstration may be planned for Friday, July 16, 2021 in Manzini.  Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid this area as demonstrations have the potential to turn violent with little to no warning.

The Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini’s nationwide curfew from 1800 – 0500 hours is still in effect.  Security forces are still patrolling the streets during curfew hours.

The international airport, KMIII, is now operational.  U.S. citizens wishing to depart Eswatini should take advantage of commercial options available.

Shuttle operators are operating between Mbabane and O.R. Tambo airport.

The U.S. Embassy has limited ability to assist U.S. citizens in Eswatini.

Citizens are urged to respect the government curfew and exercise caution.

US citizens who require assistance should contact +268 2417 9000 and then PRESS TWO.

The South African land borders are currently open and antigen tests are available at the border at a cost of 300 Rand, payable in Rand only.  For citizens flying out of OR Tambo, PCR testing labs are available.  Citizens are required to have a negative PCR test in order to travel to the United States.

The U.S. Embassy is operating with reduced services. U.S. citizens needing emergency services should call the Consular Section using the contact information below.

Actions to Take: 

  • Monitor local media for updates on changing conditions.
  • Expect communication disruptions; contact family and friends to let them know you are safe.
  • If safe, stock up on groceries and water and then stay home.


U.S. Embassy in Eswatini/Swaziland
Corner of MR103 and Cultural Center Drive, Ezulwini
+268 2417 9000 – PRESS TWO
+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.