Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

(Release Date: April 24, 2018)

Location: Tanzania, country-wide

Event: Protests are possible across Tanzania on Thursday, April 26th (Union Day).  Tanzanian officials have stated that any protestors will face serious consequences. During past demonstrations, Tanzanian police have employed tear gas and live ammunition.

The U.S. government has restricted the movement of Peace Corps volunteers throughout Tanzania.  Other official Americans have no current restrictions.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid areas of demonstrations or protests.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.

The U.S. Embassy in Tanzania, located at 646 Old Bagamoyo Rd, Msasani, Dar es Salaam, can be reached at+255-22-229-4000 or e-mail at, and is open Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday 7:30 – 11:30 a.m.  For after-hours emergencies, U.S. citizens should call +255-22-229-4000 and ask to speak with the duty officer.

U.S. Embassy in Tanzania