Embassy Brazzaville advises American citizens to avoid the area of Mbomo, which is located on the southwest border of Odzala National Park in the north of the Republic of the Congo. On Friday night, April 11, near Mbomo, a mob reported to number 150-200 people attacked the office of African Parks Network. There are reports of some injuries. Congolese security forces have responded and are working to increase security in the area. However the possibility of future violence remains a concern. While Americans do not appear to be specifically targeted, all non-essential travel to this area should be deferred until further notice.
Current information on safety and security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada, or a regular toll line at +1-202-501-4444 for callers from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). You can also stay up to date by bookmarking our Bureau of Consular Affairs website, which contains the current Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts as well as the Worldwide Caution, by “following” the Bureau of Consular Affairs on Twitter and “liking” the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook. All U.S. citizens in the Republic of Congo are urged to enroll online at the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). Registering gives U.S. citizens access to updated information on travel and security within the Republic of Congo and makes it easier for the Embassy to contact citizens in case of emergency.
Blvd Denis Sassou Nguesso
Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
Tel: Switchboard +242 06 612 2000
If you are an American citizen with an afterhours emergency, call the Embassy Duty Officer at: 05 526 3533
Normal business hours are Mon-Thurs 7:30-5; Fri 7:30-12:30