Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Event:  Reports of Tanzanian Government Officials Calling for the Arrest of LGBTI People and Monitoring Activity via Social Media

Location:  Dar es Salaam

Actions to Take: 


  • Employ sound security practices including monitoring local and international news.
  • Review internet footprint and social media profiles.  Remove or protect images and language that may run afoul of Tanzanian laws regarding homosexual practices and explicit sexual activity.
  • Know that although under Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, Tanzanian officials are obligated to alert the American Embassy if they arrest American citizens, this is not consistently done.  Detained or arrested citizens should, therefore, ask authorities if consular notification has been made.


U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Tel: 255-22-229-4000

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Tanzania Country Information

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