Security Alert for Guinea-Bissau – U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal

Location:   Guinea-Bissau

Event:  Ongoing political tensions have resulted in an increased possibility of a deteriorating security situation in and around key government facilities and other areas throughout the country.  Due to concerns about the capacity of the local authorities to respond to future situations, and to ensure the safety and security of U.S. Citizens, we recommend exercising caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.  The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens as there is currently no permanent U.S. diplomatic or consular presence in Guinea-Bissau.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid demonstrations
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.