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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
(November 13, 2020)
November 13, 2020

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (November 13, 2020)


Location: Mtwara Region in southern Tanzania


Event: There have been reports of violence in Mtwara Region in southern Tanzania.  Increased activity by extremists along the southern border has led to attacks against both government and civilian targets. 


Actions to Take:

  • Reconsider travel to Mtwara Region.
  • Exercise extreme caution if traveling in Mtwara Region.
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations.  Review the Traveler’s Checklist.



  • U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    686 Old Bagamoyo Road, Msasani,
    P.O. Box 9123
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    +255 22 229 4000




  • State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
  • Department of State Tanzania Country Information
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
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