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.  Security forces are actively patrolling the streets during curfew hours.

The U.S. Embassy has limited ability to assist U.S. citizens in Eswatini.

Citizens are urged to respect the government curfew and exercise caution.

US citizens who require assistance should contact +268 2417 9000 and then PRESS TWO.

The South African land borders are currently open and antigen tests are available at the border at a cost of 300 Rand, payable in Rand only.  For citizens flying out of OR Tambo, PCR testing labs are available.  Citizens are required to have a negative PCR test in order to travel to the United States.

The U.S. Embassy is operating with reduced services. U.S. citizens needing emergency services should call the Consular Section using the contact information below.

Actions to Take: 

  • Monitor local media for updates on changing conditions.
  • Expect communication disruptions; contact family and friends to let them know you are safe.
  • If safe, stock up on groceries and water and then stay home.

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy in Eswatini/Swaziland

Corner of MR103 and Cultural Center Drive, Ezulwini

+268 2417 9000 – PRESS TWO

+268 7602 8414 (after hours duty officer for emergencies)

ConsularMbabane@state.gov

https://sz.usembassy.gov/

State Department, Consular Affairs

888-407 4747  or  202-501-4444

Swaziland/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.