Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe (Friday – December 20, 2019)

U.S. Embassy to Zimbabwe

Security Alert 

December 17, 2019

Event:  Holidays in Zimbabwe provide increased risk for criminal activity.  There is a heightened risk of armed robbery, assault, and kidnapping. Travelers to Zimbabwe are perceived to have gifts or large amounts of cash. 

Actions to Take: 

  • Exercise additional vigilance throughout the holiday season and at holiday events.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Use caution when driving at night and avoid walking after dark.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners.
  • Keep a low profile.


  • United States Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe

2 Lorraine Drive
Harare, Zimbabwe
Tel: +263-867-701-1000
Emergency +263 -772 559-727

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444

  • Review Zimbabwe Country Information on
  • Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates
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