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 their personal security plans, remain aware of surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates.

For further information:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Congo.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville, located at 70-83 Boulevard Denis Sassou Nguesso, Brazzaville, Congo, at +242-06-612-2000, 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from Monday – Thursday; 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+242) 06-612-2010.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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