COVID-19 Information

  *** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mbabane, Eswatini, September 06, 2021

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mbabane, Eswatini, September 06, 2021 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 26,000,000 reported cases worldwide. There are now at least 44 234 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1 …

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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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