Security Alert: Attendance at Political Events During Election Season

Please be advised that, as a result of the bombing incident at a political rally in Bulawayo on Saturday, June 23rd, American Citizens are advised to avoid public events that will be attended by senior-level Government of Zimbabwe officials and other high-profile political leaders during the election season.

For further information:

· See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Advisories, Alerts, and the Country Specific Information for Zimbabwe.

· Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

· Contact the U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe, located at 172 Herbert Chitepo Avenue in Harare from Monday to Thursday at 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +263 772 559 727 or send a WhatsApp text to +263 772 124 896.

· Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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