Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy in Eswatini (September 14, 2018)

Great Seal of the United States

Locations:  Mbabane and Manzini

Event:  Employees of the U.S. Embassy in Eswatini have been advised to exercise extra caution September 17-21, 2018, in anticipation of strikes and demonstrations in advance of elections scheduled for September 21. 

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of any strikes or demonstrations, most likely to occur in Mbabane and Manzini. Such events may also take place elsewhere in Eswatini.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Carry proper identifications, including a U.S. passport with a current visa or residence permit.