Health Alert and Commercial Flights

Location:  Zimbabwe Event:  Commercial Flights Available International commercial flight options currently exist in Zimbabwe. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Zimbabwe at …

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COVID-19 Information

Global Health Advisory: The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Many areas throughout the world are now experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and taking action that may limit traveler mobility, including quarantines and border restrictions. Even countries, jurisdictions, or areas where cases have not been …

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Hours and Advice for American Citizens

As the Government of Zimbabwe has announced a 21-day lockdown that goes into effect at 12:02 AM on Monday, March 30, U.S. Embassy Harare has suspended routine consular services until further notice.  If you require an urgent appointment please email  consularharare@state.gov  during regular business hours, or call our Duty Officer at +263 772 559 727 for …

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Evacuation Preparedness

Private American citizens should always be aware of changing circumstances and make a personal decision to depart voluntarily if they feel uncomfortable with the situation.  In the event of an evacuation, the USG first uses commercial transport for official personnel and recommends private American citizens do the same.  There are many benefits of leaving while …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe

August 15, 2019 Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following neighborhood in Harare, Zimbabwe: Harare Central Business District (CBD) Event: A potentially large MDC-Alliance demonstration and march is expected to take place on Friday, August 16 from 10:00am to 14:30pm starting at Africa Unity Square. The route is anticipated to …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe

Location: Zimbabwe, country-wide Event: Country wide protests, military checkpoints, disruption of internet and social media sites Many grocery stores, schools, fuel stations, and local businesses re-opened on January 17.  The government restored internet service on January 17, but turned it off as of January 18 with no date given for its restoration.  Hospitals remain open …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe

Security Alert: Continued street blockades and military checkpoints, government disruption of internet, reports of abuse and violence across Zimbabwe by security agents and political party supporters. Location: Across Zimbabwe Event:  In response to protests over fuel shortages and price hikes, police dispersed tear gas against protesters in Bulawayo, Harare, and Mutare on January 14.   On …

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Security Alert: Continued street blockades & military checkpoints, disruption of social media sites, reports of police abuse and violence

January 15, 2019 Location: Across Zimbabwe Event: In response to protests over fuel shortages and price hikes, police dispersed tear gas against protesters in Bulawayo, Harare, and Mutare on January 14.   On January 15, the Embassy received reports of clashes between security forces and residents in satellite neighborhoods in Harare and Bulawayo.  The Zimbabwe Association …

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Security Alert: Widespread Disruption, Street Blockades, and Violent Protests in response to Fuel Shortages and a Fuel Price Hike

Location: Harare, outlying areas of Harare, and Bulawayo Event: There have been widespread tensions, sometimes including violent protests, countrywide — including in Harare’s Central Business District, Epworth, Chitungwiza, and downtown Bulawayo. The Embassy recommends that you exercise caution in these areas and monitor local media for updates. Additionally, there are reports of fights breaking out …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe (January 14, 2019) Location: Harare, outlying areas of Harare, and Bulawayo Event: There have been widespread tensions, sometimes including violent protests, countrywide — including in Harare’s Central Business District, Epworth, Chitungwiza, and downtown Bulawayo. The Embassy recommends that you exercise caution in these areas and monitor local media for …

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Security Alert: MDC Alliance Demonstration in Harare Central Business District (CBD) Thursday, November 29 — Potential for Civil Disturbance

Location: Harare Commercial Business District Event:   The Embassy has confirmed a potentially large MDC-Alliance demonstration and march scheduled from 10:00 to 14:30 tomorrow morning (Thursday, November 29th) starting at Africa Unity Square.  The route is anticipated to proceed as follows: Begin at Africa Unity Square Proceed west along Jason Moyo Avenue Turn right on to …

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Security Alert: Update on Street Closures and Potential Civil Unrest and Violence

Location: Zimbabwe country-wide & Harare Commercial Business District Event: Zimbabwe is experiencing civil unrest, violence, and heightened political tension following the general elections held on July 30, 2018. The security situation remains volatile. On August 22, the Constitutional Court will begin hearing the election challenge filed by Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). As a result, …

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Security Alert: Update on Civil Unrest and Violence following the Zimbabwe General Elections of July 30, 2018

Location: Zimbabwe Event:  Due to civil unrest, violence, and heightened political tension following the general elections held on July 30, 2018, the U.S. Embassy advises American citizens to exercise increased caution. Although American Citizens and foreigners have not been specifically targeted in acts of violence, the security situation remains volatile.  We have received credible reports of numerous …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe (August 1, 2018)

Location:  Harare, Zimbabwe   Event: Due to reports of multiple demonstrations and gun shots in the Central Business District, the U.S. Embassy encourages American Citizens to avoid the Central Business District (in general the area bounded by Samora Machel Avenue on the north, Fourth Street on the east, Rotten Row on the west, and Lytton Road/ Chinhoyi Street …

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