Increased police checkpoints in the Pwani region

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of an increased Tanzanian security presence in the Pwani coastal region, about 100km south of Dar es Salaam, following an attack on police by unknown assailants on April 13.  Additional checkpoints are in place, particularly on highways and in towns, and on April 14, 2017 police announced that the use of motorcycles is banned at night throughout the region, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution and stay current with media coverage of local events.

For more information about security conditions in Tanzania, please see the Country Specific Information page for Tanzania.

For further information:

  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania, located at 646 Old Bagamoyo Rd, Msasani, Dar es Salaam, 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.
  • 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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