ALERT: Remain Vigilant in Bissau

The U.S. Embassy understands the situation in Bissau is calm, and authorities claim the previous unrest has ended.  While no longer necessary to shelter in place, U.S. citizens are urged to remain vigilant and note that events can change quickly.  American citizens are urged to avoid any areas throughout Guinea Bissau where incidents of unrest, or reports of such incidents, are ongoing.

The State Department advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel to Guinea Bissau due to civil unrest.  Please see our website linked here for more information.

Actions to take:

· Monitor local media for updates.

· Avoid crowds.

· Avoid demonstrations.

· Be aware of your surroundings.

· Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.


U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal

Route Des Almadies

Dakar, Senegal

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444