Alert: U.S. Embassy, Mbabane 

LOCATION: Countrywide Event: The U.S. Embassy is aware of calls for a general strike in Eswatini on November 15, 2022.  Out of an abundance of caution, embassy employees will be on maximum telework posture on the 15th, and the embassy has recommended that students of embassy personnel home school for the day.  The embassy will …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated:  [10/2022] The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see  Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers . Check the CDC website for additional information and  Frequently Asked Questions . Entry and Exit Requirements Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? YES,  A vaccination certificate is …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mbabane, Eswatini, October 2, 2022

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mbabane, Eswatini, October 2, 2022 Location:  Eswatini Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 275,000,000 reported cases worldwide. There are now at least 73 410 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1 …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Mbabane

Location: Worldwide Event: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Monkeypox in Multiple Countries . The World Health Organization has determined the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox  is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern ( click here to view the WHO’s determination). Actions to Take: Travelers should AVOID : Close contact with sick people, including those with skin lesions or genital lesions. Contact with …

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Alert: Protest

Location:  Mbabane Event:   Public Servants Associations (PSAs) plan to deliver a petition to the Ministry of Public Service in Mbabane on Wednesday, October 20th.  The group will meet at Coronation Park at approximately 9:00 a.m.  PSAs will begin the march to deliver the petition at 10:00 a.m. using the following route: Msakato street to Zwide street; …

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Travel Advisory: Eswatini – Level 4: Do Not Travel

Eswatini – Level 4:  Do Not Travel  U   H Do not travel to Eswatini due to COVID-19.  Reconsider travel to Eswatini due to civil unrest. Eswatini is experiencing sporadic civil unrest and protests across the country.  The government of Eswatini has announced a nationwide curfew from 2000– 0500.  Communication disruptions, including internet and cell phone service, can occur during protests. Read the Department …

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ALERT – U.S. Embassy, Ezulwini

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 …

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Security Alert  – U.S. Embassy, Ezulwini

Location:  Throughout Eswatini Event:  The Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini announced a nationwide curfew from 1800 – 0500 hours.   Communication disruptions, including internet and cell phone service, are occurring.  Security forces are actively patrolling the streets during curfew hours. The international airport, KMIII, is now operational.  U.S. citizens wishing to depart Eswatini should take advantage …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy, Ezulwini

Security Alert  – U.S. Embassy, Ezulwini (3 July, 2021) Location:  Throughout Eswatini Event:  Eswatini is experiencing dangerous civil unrest and protests across the country. The Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini announced a nationwide curfew from 1800 – 0500 hours.  KMIII International Airport has suspended operations.  Communication disruptions, including internet and cell phone service, are occurring.  …

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Security Alert  – U.S. Embassy, Ezulwini

Location:  Throughout Eswatini Event:  Eswatini is experiencing dangerous civil unrest and protests across the country. The Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini announced a nationwide curfew from 1800 – 0500 hours.  KMIII Internationa Airport has suspended operations.  Communication disruptions, including internet and cell phone service, are occurring.  Security forces are actively patrolling the streets during curfew …

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Mbabane

Location:  Throughout Eswatini Event:  The government of Eswatini announced a nationwide curfew from 1800 – 0500 that continues in effect.  Deadly violence and clashes with fatalities have been reported.  Some grocery stores and pharmacies are open but are experiencing long queues. Routes and land borders are now open but may close as protests pop-up around the country. Rapid COVID tests are available at …

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Security Alert  – U.S. Embassy, Ezulwini

June 29 Location:  Throughout Eswatini Event:  The government of Eswatini has announced a nationwide curfew from 1800 – 0500 effective immediately.  Civil unrest continues in Eswatini, including the burning and looting of stores, cars and businesses.  All flights out of KMIII International Airport are suspended until further notice.  Embassy staff have been directed to remain home. Internet service …

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Alert: CIVIL UNREST

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, …

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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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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mbabane, Eswatini

Location:  U.S. Embassy Event:  Health Advisory The Ministry of Health has confirmed that there are 10 975 cases of Covid-19 and 279 deaths in Eswatini. The Acting Prime Minister ordered a partial lockdown of Eswatini from January 8 until further notice.  All non-essential services are closed and the public is asked to avoid unnecessary travel …

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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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