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.
- U.S. Embassy in Eswatini
- Corner of MR103 and Cultural Centre Drive, Ezulwini
- +268 2417 9000
- +268 7602 8414 (after hours duty officer for emergencies)
- State Department, Consular Affairs
- 888-407 4747 or 202-501-4444
- 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.
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