Political Rally at Jangwani Grounds on August 29

The U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam advises U.S. citizens in Tanzania of a planned political rally to be held on Saturday, August 29 at Jangwani Grounds in central Dar es Salaam.  Large crowds are expected and disruptions of traffic flow are likely.

The U.S. Embassy recommends U.S. citizens avoid political rallies, polling centers, demonstrations, and large crowds of any kind as incidents of unrest can occur.  Remember, even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can, on occasion, turn confrontational.  Large gatherings also provide cover for pickpockets and thieves.

U.S. citizens should maintain a high level of security awareness leading up to the election and during the electoral period.   Be alert and aware of your surroundings and pay attention to local media reports.

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 drsacs@state.gov, and is open Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5:00p.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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