COVID-19 Information

Country-Specific Information: Eswatini has not confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Entry and Exit Requirements: Are there any new restrictions in place as a result of the worldwide outbreak? The Eswatini government has advised people to defer non- essential trips to mainland China. Do travelers need particular documentation to enter/exit? Not at this time. …

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Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections

VOTING IN 2020 U.S. ELECTIONS Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the …

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Urgent information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus

Any individuals with pending consular appointments who (1) were physically present within the People’s Republic of China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within the last 14 days, (2) are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or (3) believe they have may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, are strongly encouraged to postpone …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Ezulwini, Eswatini

  Location:  Manzini Event:  The Swaziland United Democratic Front (SUDF) and other groups are planning a march in Manzini on Friday, May 3, 2019, calling for a People’s Parliament.  SUDF is expecting 1,000 participants in this event.  Disruptions of pedestrian and vehicular traffic are likely.   U.S. Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid the demonstration …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Ezulwini, Eswatini

  Locations:  Manzini Event:  Beginning at 9:00 AM on Friday, April 12, 2019, the Swazi Democratic Party (SWADEPA) and other groups are planning a march through Manzini City Center, from Somhlolo Jubilee Park to Manzini Bus Rank.  U.S. Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid areas of demonstrations and to exercise caution if in the …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Ezulwini, Eswatini

Locations:  Manzini Event:  Beginning at 9:00 AM on Friday, April 12, 2019, the Swazi Democratic Party (SWADEPA) and other groups are planning a march through Manzini City Center, from Somhlolo Jubilee Park to Manzini Bus Rank.  U.S. Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid areas of demonstrations and to exercise caution if in the area …

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Demonstrations Alert: U.S. Embassy Ezulwini, Eswatini

Locations:  Eight cities in Eswatini: Mbabane Manzini Nhlangano Siteki Pigg’s Peak Mankayane Hlathikhulu Madlangempisi Event:  The Swaziland National Association of Teachers, other organizations, and some labor unions, are planning coordinated strikes and protest actions throughout Eswatini on Monday, January 28, 2019, at the above locations.  U.S. Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid areas of …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy, Ezulwini, Eswatini

Location:  Parliament Road near the MR-3 Event: The Embassy has received a report of flash flooding on Parliament Road near the MR-3. Embassy staff has been warned that flooding has occurred in the low lying area where the river goes under Parliament Road. Actions to Take:  Avoid the area Utilize other routes Do not attempt …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Mbabane, Eswatini (June 15, 2018)

Location: Mbabane, Eswatini Event: We are in contact with the Royal Eswatini Police Service regarding recent reports of attempted kidnappings involving children. US citizens should rely only on reliable sources of information‎ and view with a degree of skepticism unsubstantiated or inflammatory reporting. We will continue to monitor these events. Actions to Take: Review your …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Robberies of Passengers from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport

The U.S. Embassy in Swaziland advises U.S. citizens to exercise caution when arranging ground transportation from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to hotels, guest houses, and residences.  Numerous U.S. citizens and other travelers have been robbed at gun point while traveling from OR Tambo International Airport to their place of lodging in what are …

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