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 hours, however the government has not officially announced martial law in the country.
The U.S. Embassy has limited ability to assist U.S. citizens in Eswatini.
Embassy staff are directed to shelter in place until further notice.
On July 1, The Department of State allowed for the voluntary departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees and their family members.
US citizens who require assistance should contact +268 2417 9000 – PRESS TWO as soon as possible for further instructions.
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
U.S. Embassy in Eswatini/Swaziland
Corner of MR103 and Cultural Centre Drive, Ezulwini
+268 2417 9000 – PRESS TWO
+268 7602 8414 (after hours duty officer for emergencies)
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.