Important Notice: U.S. Visa Issuance

Harare, November 30 2017- The U.S. Department of State is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa system, which are affecting global operations.  This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country or visa category.  We recognize and deeply regret the inconvenience to travelers.  We are doing everything possible to return passports ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstrations on November 18

United States Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstrations on November 18 November 17, 2017 The U.S. Department of State advises U.S. citizens in Harare that two marches are planned for Saturday, November 18, 2017, convening at Freedom Square/Robert Mugabe Square (opposite Rainbow Towers) at 9:00 and 10:00 a.m.  U.S. citizens are encouraged ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstrations on November 18

The U.S. Department of State advises U.S. citizens in Harare that two marches are planned for Saturday, November 18, 2017, convening at Freedom Square/Robert Mugabe Square (opposite Rainbow Towers) at 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid Harare’s Central Business District. As the political situation in Zimbabwe remains uncertain, you should remain ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Political Uncertainty in Zimbabwe

November 14, 2017 As a result of the ongoing political uncertainty through the night, the Ambassador has instructed all employees to remain home tomorrow. U.S. government personnel have been instructed to shelter in their residences tonight and work remotely from home on November 15. The embassy will be minimally staffed and closed to the public.  U.S. citizens ...
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Informational Message

U.S. Embassy Harare and U.S. Embassy Pretoria are aware that some flights between Zimbabwe and South Africa have been canceled, and U.S. citizens might be impacted. U.S. citizens whose travel is canceled should work with their travel agents to reschedule or re-route flights and should monitor news reports for updates on the situation. As a ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Robberies of Passengers from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport

Messages for U.S. Citizens U.S. Consulate General, Johannesburg July 25, 2017 The U.S. Mission to South Africa advises U.S. citizens to exercise caution when arranging ground transportation from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to hotels, guest houses, and residences.  Numerous U.S. citizens and other travelers have been robbed at gun point while traveling from ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Weather-related Event

U.S. Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Weather-related Event February 16, 2017 The Zimbabwe Meteorological Service has issued a high alert for tropical cyclone-type rainfall from Thursday, February 16, 2017 until Monday, February 20, 2017. The most likely impacted areas include Masvingo and Matabelaland South provinces, as well as the southern areas of ...
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Transport Protests

This message is to inform U.S. citizens that violent confrontations have occurred between transport workers and Zimbabwe Republic Police along the Mutare highway in the Eastern suburbs of Harare.  We have had reports that traffic into and out of Harare is blocked.  We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens avoid this area if possible. The Embassy ...
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Potential for Civil Disturbances – Harare Central Business District

American Citizens should be aware of the potential for civil disturbances today in Harare in general, and specifically in the Central Business District (near the intersection of Julius Nyerere Way and Jason Moyo Avenue), following confrontations this morning between vendors and Municipal Police. There may be additional disturbances between law enforcement and street vendors in the ...
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Potential for Civil Disturbances due to Vendor Deadline

The U.S. Embassy in Harare advises U.S. citizens of the potential for civil disturbances to occur as the June 26 deadline approaches for street vendors to move their business operations elsewhere.  U.S. citizens resident in, or traveling to, Zimbabwe, should be aware of the potential for civil disturbances in Harare in general, and specifically in ...
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Residence Intrusions in Harare

The U.S. Embassy in Harare advises U.S. citizens of the potential for intruders scaling the walls of residences and attempting to enter residences and/or to remove property from residence grounds.  Since March 1, 2015, there have been three instances in which an intruder has either attempted to or successfully breached the wall of an Embassy ...
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Potential for Civil Disturbances Because of Vendor Deadline

The U.S. Embassy in Harare advises U.S. citizens of the potential for civil disturbances to occur as the June 8 deadline approaches for street vendors to move their business operations elsewhere.  U.S. citizens resident in, or traveling to, Zimbabwe should closely monitor local media over the weekend for the latest developments. We strongly recommend that ...
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Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions Demonstrations

On Saturday April 11, 2015, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has planned country-wide demonstrations.  As part of that plan, ZCTU will have an unsanctioned demonstration in Harare on that date. The corresponding Government of Zimbabwe reaction is unknown; however, the demonstration may be strongly contested by the ZRP.  Heavy police presence in town, ...
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Worldwide Caution

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a high ...
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