Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Upcoming Parliamentary Elections

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Congo of the upcoming local and parliamentary elections scheduled for July 16, 2017. U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution while traveling within Congo during the election season. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Update-Pool Region

U.S. Embassy Brazzaville, Republic of Congo May 18, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville informs U.S. citizens of reports of possible attacks against security personnel and civilians in several districts in the Pool Region and a heavy security presence in various areas. Please review the map on our website where armed confrontations and attacks have been ...
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European Travel Alert – May 1, 2017

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.  This Travel Alert expires on September 1, 2017. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ability to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets.  This Travel Alert expires on February 20, 2017.       Credible information indicates the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh), ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Update to the Pool Region

U.S. Embassy Brazzaville, Republic of Congo Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Update to the Pool Region The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of the ongoing security situation in the Pool Region.  In the past week, violent attacks against vehicles , a train, security personnel, and civilians have reportedly resulted in at least 20 deaths, multiple ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Update to the Pool Region

The heightened presence of security forces in the southern neighborhoods of Brazzaville has been reduced; however, U.S. citizens should continue to avoid the southern Pool region of the country. The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to carry proper identification, including a copy of their U.S. passport and to avoid large gatherings and areas where there is ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Presence in Pool and Brazzaville

United States Embassy, Brazzaville  U.S. citizens should avoid the southern Pool region and the southern areas of Brazzaville because of ongoing security operations. U.S. Citizens should remain vigilant; avoid large gatherings and areas where there is a heavy security presence.  U.S. citizens should carry proper identification, including a copy of their U.S. passport. Citizens should review ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Reports of Continuing Violence in Brazzaville and Pointe Noire

Heavy gunfire was reported south of Brazzaville this morning, and the situation remains fluid.  Similar accounts of violence have been reported in Pointe Noire.  The U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville recommends U.S. citizens shelter in place until the situation stabilizes. The U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville will have limited operations and reduced staffing on Tuesday, April 5.  ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Reports of Heavy Gunfire South of Brazzaville

Heavy gunfire was reported south of Brazzaville.  The U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville recommends U.S. citizens shelter in place.  The U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville expects to have limited operations and reduced staffing on Monday, April 4. Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates.  ...
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U.S. Embassy Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

Security Message for U.S. Citizens Pointe Noire Demonstrations March 24, 2016 The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. Citizens that there are reports of demonstrations in several neighborhoods in Pointe Noire and a strong security force presence throughout the city.  The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens to be highly vigilant about personal security and to avoid areas ...
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U.S. Embassy Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

Security Message for U.S. Citizens Strong Security Forces Presence March 23, 2016 The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. Citizens that there is a strong security force presence in southern areas of Brazzaville. The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens to be highly vigilant about personal security and to avoid the southern neighborhoods of Brazzaville.  With the interruption ...
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Security Message to U.S. Citizens

Europe Travel Alert LAST UPDATED: MARCH 22, 2016 The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.  Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Preliminary Election Results

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the Government of the Republic of Congo has announced early election returns today March 22, 2016.  Announcement of partial, provisional or definitive results may increase tensions among the population.  The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens to be highly vigilant about personal security and to avoid any rally and ...
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U.S. Embassy Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

Security Message for U.S. Citizens Political Rallies in Brazzaville March 16, 2016 The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that two large political rallies are expected to occur in Brazzaville in the vicinity of Massamba-Debat Stadium and Boulevard des Armées on Thursday, March 17, and Friday, March 18.  Transportation may be disrupted and a large security ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Upcoming Presidential Elections

The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that the official presidential election campaign period begins on March 4 with the election scheduled for March 20 in the Republic of Congo.  Political tensions may increase before, during and after the election. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid areas of political rallies, demonstrations, and protests.  Even demonstrations intended ...
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United States Embassy Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Alert- Worldwide The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats.  Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, ...
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Security Precautions Following Referendum

Following the constitutional referendum held by the Government of the Republic of Congo on October 25, political gatherings and spontaneous demonstrations are still possible in the coming days and weeks.  With both text messaging and internet services remaining unreliable, the U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to be highly vigilant about personal security.  Remain aware of ...
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Referendum Day on October 25, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville alerts U.S. citizens there is a constitutional referendum vote scheduled throughout the country on Sunday, October 25, 2015.  The U.S. Embassy expects that, as is customary, the government of the Republic of Congo will issue a decree prohibiting vehicular traffic on that date.  The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Incidents of Unrest in Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire

There are reports of several civilian deaths and dozens of serious injuries in Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire due to altercations between security forces and the public.  The security situation remains unpredictable.  Transportation may be difficult especially in the southern neighborhoods of Brazzaville.  The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to be highly vigilant about personal security and to ...
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Referendum in Republic of Congo

The government of the Republic of Congo has announced that a referendum on a proposed new constitution will be held on October 25.  The campaign will run October 9 through October 23, during which time rallies will be organized by political parties throughout the country.  Spontaneous demonstrations are also possible.  The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Political Rally in Brazzaville, Sunday, September 27, 2015

A political rally has been announced starting at 12pm on Sunday, September 27th on Boulevard Alfred Raoul in Brazzaville.Transportation in the area may be disrupted and a large security presence is likely, the U.S. Embassy would like to remind all US citizens to be highly vigilant about personal security.Remain aware of your surroundings and local ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Demonstration

As a potential constitutional referendum is weighed in the Republic of Congo, the U.S. Embassy would like to remind U.S. citizens to be highly vigilant about personal security. Remain aware of your surroundings and local events by monitoring international and national media outlets for updates. Take all appropriate steps to enhance your personal security, including ...
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Messages to American Citizens

Currently, we are unable to print most immigrant and nonimmigrant visas approved after June 8, 2015.  In addition, U.S. embassies and consulates are unable to process new applications submitted on or after June 9, 2015. Individuals with visa interview appointments scheduled for June 14-20, 2015, should reschedule their appointments if they submitted a DS-160 online application ...
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American Citizens Services

U.S Embassies and consulates are currently experiencing technical difficulties due to systems maintenance that may result in delays in U.S. passport and visa processing and receiving and sending email. U.S.  citizens requiring emergency assistance should contact their embassy or consulate by telephone. Additionally, applicants who have interviews for student and exchange visitor (F/M/J) visas scheduled ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update to Conditions at Brazzaville Port

The river port in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo (RoC) is currently operating under normal conditions.  There is no longer a higher-than-normal number of people waiting to cross the river to Kinshasa. The U.S. Embassy will provide further updates if this situation changes. We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Congo ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update to Security in Mbomo and Surrounding Area

The U.S. Embassy no longer restricts official personnel from travelling to the area of Mbomo, Republic of the Congo (RoC).  The U.S. Embassy will send further messages and update the Embassy website if this situation changes. We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Congo enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at travel.state.gov .  STEP enrollment ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Military Training Exercises through Thursday

The Congolese Military will be conducting training exercises within Brazzaville from February 17 – 19.  During this time you may hear noises, such as explosions and gunfire, which are common during military exercises.  This is a planned training exercise and there is no reason for concern. Contact the embassy duty officer if you have further ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Military Training Exercises

The Congolese Military will be conducting training exercises within Brazzaville on February 17 and 18.  During this time you may hear noises, such as explosions and gunfire, which are common during military exercises.  This is a planned training evolution and there is no reason for concern. Contact the duty officer if you have further concerns ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Kinshasa

The security situation in neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo has effects in the Republic of the Congo. After a lull Monday evening and early Tuesday, unrest throughout Kinshasa resumed mid-morning Tuesday.  This unrest stemmed from Monday’s Opposition protests decrying the National Assembly’s passage of the Electoral Bill. Ndjili International Airport remains open, but disturbances ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Threat to International School Teachers Reported

U.S. Embassy Brazzaville, Congo A recent anonymous posting on a Jihadist website encourages attacks against American and other international schools in the Middle East, including western teachers employed at these schools.  That message referenced schools in the localities of Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) and Maadi (Egypt) as examples, and these two cities as locations with high ...
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Gunfire Reported in Talangai

The Embassy has received reports we deem credible of gunfire in the Talangai arrondisement (northeastern Brazzaville) near the Kibeliba police station at approximately 5:35 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13.  The situation appeared calm as of 5:45 p.m. and it appears to have been an isolated incident. U.S. Citizens are advised to proceed with caution this ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update: Holding Camps at Brazzaville Port

The Republic of the Congo continues to process thousands of people through the Congo River port in Brazzaville (also known as the beach) as part of efforts to deport illegal immigrants. The port in Brazzaville has been the site of temporary holding camps for travelers crossing into Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), for ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update: Holding Camps at Brazzaville Port

The Republic of the Congo continues to process thousands of people through the Congo River port in Brazzaville (also known as the beach) as part of efforts to deport illegal immigrants. The port in Brazzaville has been the site of temporary holding camps for travelers crossing into Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), for ...
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