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Travel Advisory: Eswatini – Level 4: Do Not Travel (August 10, 2021)
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August 10, 2021

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 of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Eswatini due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country.  Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

Visit the U.S. Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 and related restrictions and conditions in Eswatini.

Read the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Eswatini:

  • Avoid demonstrations and crowds.
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans.
  • Keep travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
  • Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
  • Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.
  • See the U.S. Embassy’s web page regarding COVID-19.
  • Visit the CDC’s webpage on Travel and COVID-19.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Crime and Safety Report for Eswatini.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.