Emergency Assistance

The American Citizen Services section provides emergency services to Americans in the event of an emergency such as a death, arrest, illness, injury, missing persons, destitution and other circumstances.

If you are an American citizen in Tanzania with an emergency, please call our hotline at +255 22 229-4000

(For after-hours emergencies involving a U.S. citizen, dial the number listed above and select ‘1’ for immediate assistance.)

Callers in the United States can also call the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Overseas Citizen Services toll free at 1-888-407-4747 (from overseas call 1-202-501-4444). For more information on crises and emergency assistance overseas, please see the State Department website on Emergencies and Crises.