The U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam alerts U.S. citizens that opposition political leaders have called for a nationwide day of protest currently scheduled for September 1, 2016, but may continue for more than one day.
While U.S. citizens have not been specifically targeted in past demonstrations, we urge you to exercise caution and stay current with media coverage of local events.
Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Tanzania.
- 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 Tanzania, located at 646 Old Bagamoyo Rd, Msasani, Dar es Salaam, at+255-22-229-4000 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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).