COVID-19 Information (Updated November 12, 2020)

COVID-19 Information (Last updated: November 12, 2020) Country-Specific Information: The South African Ministry of Health has confirmed 742,394cases of COVID-19 within its borders. The government of South Africa lowered the lockdown alert level for South Africa to level 1 on September 20, 2020.  COVID-19 health and safety protocols must be followed at all times, including …

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Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (October 29, 2020) 

Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (October 29, 2020) Location: Pretoria, South Africa Event: The U.S. Embassy is aware of a demonstration scheduled for Friday, October 30th, between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm at the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria. The Embassy would like to remind U.S. citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa

Location:  Pretoria, South Africa   Event:  The U.S. Embassy is aware of a march scheduled for Sunday, October 25 between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria that will end in front of the U.S. Embassy entrance.   The Embassy would like to remind U.S. citizens that even demonstrations intended to be …

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South Africa Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel — U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (October 20, 2020)

The Department of State revised its Travel Advisory for South Africa on September 15, 2020. The Department continues to advise travelers to exercise normal precautions in South Africa. Reconsider travel to South Africa due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in South Africa due to crime, civil unrest,  and drought. Read the Department of State  COVID-19  page before you plan any international travel. The Centers …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg (October 7, 2020)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg (October 7, 2020) Location: From Consulate General of Nigeria to U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg Event:  The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to South Africa informs U.S. citizens of a planned protest at the Nigerian Consulate on Thursday, October 8, 2020 between approximately 9:00 A.M and 1:00 P.M., with a potential …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

Message for U.S. Citizens – Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW! Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Americans Can Vote Wherever They Are!

Americans Can Vote Wherever They Are!   If you have not received a requested absentee ballot in time to return it to your state, you can use The Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) as a backup ballot to vote for federal offices. The FWAB is available online at this link: https://www.fvap.gov/eo/overview/materials/forms .  Hard copies of the FWAB are also …

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Alert: Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (September 16, 2020) 

Alert: Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (September 16, 2020) The Department of State revised its Travel Advisory for South Africa on September 15, 2020. The Department continues to advise travelers to exercise normal precautions in South Africa. South Africa – Level 3: Reconsider Travel      Reconsider travel to South Africa due to COVID-19.  Exercise increased …

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Health Alert: Upcoming Repatriation Flights – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (September 1, 2020)

Health Alert: Upcoming Repatriation Flights – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (September 1, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health has confirmed 625,056 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Announcing Additional Repatriation Flights: We have been notified of multiple upcoming special commercial repatriation flights operated by different airlines. Some of the below flights have been included in previous announcements. …

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Health Alert: Upcoming Repatriation Flights – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (August 19, 2020)

Health Alert: Upcoming Repatriation Flights – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (August 19, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health has confirmed 592,144 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Announcing Additional Repatriation Flights: We have been notified of multiple upcoming special commercial repatriation flights operated by different airlines. Some of the below flights have been included in previous announcements. …

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Health Alert: Upcoming Repatriation Flights – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (August 5, 2020)

Health Alert: Upcoming Repatriation Flights – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (August 5, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health has confirmed 521,318 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Announcing Additional Repatriation Flights: We have been notified of multiple upcoming special commercial repatriation flights operated by different airlines. Some of the below flights have been included in previous announcements. Flight information: DATE DEPARTURE ARRIVAL …

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U.S. Citizens: Your vote counts!

Act early and take the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to request a ballot through their state’s online portal or complete a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  in 2020.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted …

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Health Alert: Upcoming Repatriation Flights – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (July 21, 2020)

Health Alert: Upcoming Repatriation Flights – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (July 21, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health has confirmed 373,628 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Announcing Additional Repatriation Flights: We have been notified of multiple upcoming special commercial repatriation flights operated by different airlines. Some of the below flights have been included in previous announcements. …

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Health Alert: Repatriation Flights on Emirates Airlines – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (July 16, 2020)

Health Alert: Repatriation Flights on Emirates Airlines – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (July 16, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health has confirmed 311,049 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Announcing Additional Emirates Airlines Repatriation Flight Emirates Airlines has notified us of upcoming special commercial repatriation flights on Tuesday, July 21; Friday, July 24; and Tuesday, July …

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Health Alert: Repatriation Flights – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (July 14, 2020)

Health Alert: Repatriation Flights – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (July 14, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health has confirmed 276,242 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Announcing Additional Repatriation Flights We have been notified of multiple upcoming special commercial repatriation flights operated by different airlines. Flight information: DATE DEPARTURE ARRIVAL AIRLINE 18 July 2020 Johannesburg …

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Health Alert: Repatriation Flight on Emirates Airlines – U.S. Embassy Pretoria (July 13, 2020)

Health Alert: Repatriation Flight on Emirates Airlines – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (July 13, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health has confirmed 276,242 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Announcing Additional Emirates Airlines Repatriation Flight Emirates Airlines has notified us of an upcoming special commercial repatriation flight on Sunday, July 19. Flight information: DATE DEPARTURE …

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Health Alert: Repatriation Flight on Turkish Airlines – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (July 10, 2020)

Health Alert: Repatriation Flight on Turkish Airlines – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (July 10, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health has confirmed 238,339 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Announcing Additional Turkish Airlines Repatriation Flight Turkish Airlines has notified us of an upcoming special commercial repatriation flight on Tuesday, July 14. Flight information: DATE DEPARTURE …

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Health Alert: Upcoming Repatriation Flights – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (July 8, 2020)

Health Alert: Upcoming Repatriation Flights – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (July 8, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health has confirmed 215,855 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Announcing Multiple Upcoming Repatriation Flights We have been notified of multiple upcoming special commercial repatriation flights operated by different airlines. Flight information: DATE DEPARTURE ARRIVAL AIRLINE 09 July …

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Health Alert: Announcing Upcoming Repatriation Flights – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa

Health Alert: Announcing Upcoming Repatriation Flights – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (June 25, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health has confirmed 111,796 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Announcing Multiple Upcoming Repatriation Flights We have been notified of multiple upcoming special commercial repatriation flights operated by Lufthansa, KLM, Emirates, Turkish Airlines, and Ethiopian Airlines. Flight …

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Health Alert: Announcing June 28 Repatriation Flight on Ethiopian Airlines – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa

Health Alert: Announcing June 28 Repatriation Flight on Ethiopian Airlines – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (June 23, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health has confirmed 101,590 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Announcing June 28 Ethiopian Airlines Flight We have been notified of a special commercial repatriation flight operated by Ethiopian Airlines to Chicago, United …

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Health Alert: Announcing June 27 Repatriation Flight on Lufthansa – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (June 20, 2020) 

Health Alert: Announcing June 27 Repatriation Flight on Lufthansa – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (June 20, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health has confirmed 83,890 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Announcing June 27 Lufthansa Flight  We have been notified of a special commercial repatriation flight operated by Lufthansa from Cape Town to Frankfurt and onward connecting destinations on Saturday, June 27, …

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Health Alert: Announcing June 18 Repatriation Flight on Ethiopian Airlines — U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (June 12, 2020)

Health Alert: Announcing June 18 Repatriation Flight on Ethiopian Airlines – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (June 12, 2020)  Location: South Africa  Event:  The South African Ministry of Health has confirmed 58,568 cases of COVID-19 within its borders.  Announcing June 18 Ethiopian Airlines Flight  We have been notified of a special commercial repatriation flight operated by Ethiopian Airlines to Chicago, United States on Thursday, June 18.  Flight information:  Potential passengers must book …

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Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (June 11, 2020)

Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (June 11, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The U.S. Embassy is aware of a march and protest against police killings planned for Friday, June 12, beginning at 9:00 am in front of the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria. The Embassy would like to remind U.S. citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful …

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Health Alert: Announcing June 14 Repatriation Flight on South African Airways – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (June 8, 2020) 

Health Alert: Announcing June 14 Repatriation Flight on South African Airways – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (June 8, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health has confirmed 48,285 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Announcing June 14 South African Airways Flight We have been notified of a special commercial repatriation flight to the United States operated by South African Airways on Sunday, June 14. Flight …

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Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (June 5, 2020) 

Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (June 5, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The U.S. Embassy is aware of protests planned for Monday, June 8, 2020, beginning at 09:00 am in front of the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg, and U.S. Consulate General in Cape Town in response to ongoing civil unrest in …

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Demonstration Alert: U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa

Demonstration Alert: U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (June 5, 2020) Location:  U.S. Consulate General Cape Town, 2 Reddam Road, Tokai   Event:  Social media posts call for a protest on Saturday, June 6 outside the Consulate General between 10:00 am and 3:30 pm.  The group plans to hold a demonstration relating to the ongoing civil unrest in the United States.    Actions to Take:  Avoid the areas of the demonstrations. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the …

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Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (June 2, 2020) 

Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (June 2, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  We are aware of social media calls for protests at U.S. facilities in South Africa related to ongoing civil unrest in the United States.  These protests could occur as soon as June 3, 2020.  Due to South Africa’s current Level 3 lockdown regulations, protesters are unable to …

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Health Alert:  Announcing May 29 South African Airways Flight – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 27, 2020)

Health Alert:  Announcing May 29 South African Airways Flight – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 27, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Department of Health has confirmed 24,264 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. South African Airways Flight – May 29, 2020 South African Airways (SAA) has notified the U.S. Mission of a special repatriation flight on May 29, …

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Health Alert:  Lockdown Reduction to Level 3 on June 1, 2020 – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 26, 2020) 

Health Alert:  Lockdown Reduction to Level 3 on June 1, 2020 – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 26, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Department of Health confirmed 23,615 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. On May 24, 2020, the government of South Africa announced the lockdown alert level for South Africa will be lowered to level 3 with …

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Health Alert: Announcing Additional Repatriation Flights via Amsterdam – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 21, 2020)

Health Alert: Announcing Additional Repatriation Flights via Amsterdam – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 21, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health has confirmed 18,252 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. May 22 Ethiopian Airlines Flight If you have booked a ticket for this special repatriation flight and have not yet received a travel letter and assembly …

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Health Alert: Update on Special Repatriation Flights – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 20, 2020)

Health Alert: Update on Special Repatriation Flights – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 20, 2020)  Location: South Africa  Event:  The South African Ministry of Health confirmed 17,200 cases of COVID-19 within its borders.  Ethiopian Airlines Flight    We have been notified by Ethiopian Airlines that there is an abundance of seats available on their special repatriation flight this Friday, May 22.  If you registered interest in this flight …

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Health Alert: Update on Ethiopian Airlines and Qatar Airways Repatriation Flights – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa

Health Alert: Update on Ethiopian Airlines and Qatar Airways Repatriation Flights – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 18, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health confirmed 15,515 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Ethiopian Airlines Flight If you submitted your information via the online form, your information has been passed to Ethiopian Airlines and they will be contacting you …

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Health Alert: Announcing Repatriation Flight to the United States – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 16, 2020)

Health Alert: Announcing Repatriation Flight to the United States – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 16, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health confirmed 13,524 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. May 22 Ethiopian Airlines Flight from Cape Town and Johannesburg to Washington, D.C. We have been notified of a special commercial repatriation flight to the United …

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Health Alert: Update on Special Repatriation Flights – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 14, 2020)

Health Alert: Update on Special Repatriation Flights – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 14, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health confirmed 12,074 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. May 16 Qatar Airways and May 17 SAA Flights The airlines have notified us that these flights have been sold out.  The airlines are working directly with customers on ticketing for the …

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Health Alert: Update on South African Airways Repatriation – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 12, 2020)

Health Alert: Update on South African Airways Repatriation – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 12, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health confirmed 11,350 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. South African Airways Flight South African Airways (SAA) has confirmed its special repatriation flight that it coordinated with the U.S. Mission to South Africa.  The U.S. Mission to South Africa is aware that …

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Health Alert: South African Airways Repatriation Flight Canceled – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 7, 2020)

Health Alert: South African Airways Repatriation Flight Canceled – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 7, 2020)  Location: South Africa  Event:  The South African Ministry of Health confirmed 7,808 cases of COVID-19 within its borders.  South African Airways Flight It was announced that South African Airways will be required to cease all operations on May 8.  Unfortunately, due to that timeline, SAA informed us …

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Health Alert: Qatar Airways Flights Canceled – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 6, 2020)

Health Alert: Qatar Airways Flights Canceled – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 6, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health confirmed 7,572 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Qatar Airways Flights We have received notification from Qatar Airways that all flights scheduled for May 7 and beyond have been canceled. If you have already booked a …

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Health Alert: May 9 South African Airways Flight Details – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 6, 2020)

Health Alert: May 9 South African Airways Flight Details – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 6, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health confirmed 7,572 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Please read the following information carefully.  Due to the high volume of enquiries we are currently receiving, we will not be able to respond to individual emails if your …

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Health Alert:  Update on Today’s (May 5) Repatriation Flight via Doha on Qatar Airways  – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa

Health Alert:  Update on Today’s (May 5) Repatriation Flight via Doha on Qatar Airways  – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 5, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health confirmed 7,220 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. For passengers who have booked a ticket on today’s (May 5) repatriation flight on Qatar Airways: Please …

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Health Alert: Updates on Repatriation Flights to the United States – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa

Health Alert: Updates on Repatriation Flights to the United States – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 4, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health confirmed 6,783 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Please read the following information carefully.  Due to the high volume of enquiries we are currently receiving, we will not be able to respond to individual emails if …

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Health Alert: Announcing Repatriation Flights to the United States – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa

Health Alert: Announcing Repatriation Flights to the United States – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 3, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health confirmed 6,783 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Fellow Citizens, We have been notified of a likely commercial flight to the United States to be operated by South African Airways, tentatively scheduled …

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Health Alert:  Repatriation Flights Via Doha Available to Book – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 3, 2020) 

Health Alert:  Repatriation Flights Via Doha Available to Book – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 3, 2020)  Location: South Africa   Event:  The South African Ministry of Health confirmed 6,336 cases of COVID-19 within its borders.   Qatar Airways has confirmed commercial repatriation flights via Doha.  The flights are available to book via this link:  https://www.qatarairways.com/getyouhome   The flights will sell on a first come-first-served …

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Health Alert: Announcing Possible Repatriation Flights Via Doha – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 2, 2020) 

Health Alert: Announcing Possible Repatriation Flights Via Doha – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 2, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health confirmed 6,336 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. We have been notified of Embassy of Qatar-coordinated repatriation flights to Doha in the coming weeks.  It is not confirmed as a certainty; however, we are …

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Health Alert: Assessing Interest in Potential Future Repatriation Flights — U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (April 29, 2020)

Health Alert: Assessing Interest in Potential Future Repatriation Flights – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (April 29, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health confirmed 4,996 cases of COVID-19 within its borders.  All repatriation flights organized by the U.S. Department of State have departed.  We have been made aware of the possibility of a privately organized …

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Health Alert: Lockdown Updates – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa

Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health confirmed 3,953 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. On April 23, 2020, the government of South Africa announced measures to gradually reopen lift the lockdown.  The lockdown measures were implemented to limit the spread of COVID-19. The government of South Africa will implement an easing of lockdown restrictions and …

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Health Alert: Information on Repatriation Flight to London (April 20, 2020)  

Health Alert: Information on Repatriation Flight to London – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (April 20, 2020)  Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health confirmed 3,158 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Operating Status:  Effective March 26, 2020, U.S. Consulates General  JohannesburgCape Town , and  Durban  have suspended routine consular services.  For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our websites …

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Health Alert: Consulate Johannesburg Status During Lockdown – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (April 20, 2020)

Health Alert: Consulate Johannesburg Status During Lockdown – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (April 20, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health confirmed 3,158 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. On April 9, 2020, the government of South Africa announced an extension to its period of “lockdown” for an additional two weeks until April 30.  The lockdown measures were …

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Health Alert: Lockdown extended (Updated) – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa

Health Alert: Lockdown extended (Updated) – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (April 10, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health confirmed 3158 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. On April 9, 2020, the government of South Africa announced an extension to its period of “lockdown” for an additional two weeks until April 30.  The lockdown measures were implemented …

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Health Alert: Repatriation Flight Announcement – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (April 8, 2020 | 11:00) 

Health Alert: Repatriation Flight Announcement – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (April 8, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:   Repatriation Flight Announcement The South African Ministry of Health has confirmed 1749 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. We can now announce that repatriation flights have been confirmed for this week. On Thursday, April 9, we will have departures from …

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Health Alert: Repatriation Flight Interest Request (April 8, 2020 | 9:00 )

Location: South Africa  Event:   Repatriation Flight Interest Request The South African Ministry of Health has confirmed 1749cases of COVID-19 within its borders. We can now announce that repatriation flights have been confirmed for this week. On Thursday, April 9, we will have departures from Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban. On Friday, April 10, we will have …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Hotels Accepting New Reservations at this Time (March 28, 2020)

Message for U.S. Citizens: Hotels Accepting New Reservations (March 28, 2020) We understand many guesthouses and hotels are closing or have already closed during the 21-day lockdown. We’d like to share the following list of hotels who have contacted us and are still accepting new reservations at this time: Country-wide AirBnB Johannesburg 1. Bannister Hotel – Address: …

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Health  Alert: Evacuation Information – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (Updated Mar 28 | 12:15 SAST)

Health Alert: Evacuation Information – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (March 28, 2020 | 12:15 SAST) Location: South Africa Event:  Evacuation Information The South African Ministry of Health has confirmed 1170 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. We want to thank you for your patience during these challenging times. Be assured that we are working diligently …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: “Lockdown” Clarifications (March 26, 2020)

Message for U.S. Citizens: “Lockdown” Clarifications – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (March 26, 2020) The government of South Africa has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 by announcing a 21-day lockdown beginning 23:59 on Thursday, March 26, 2020.  Q&As: What does it mean to on “lockdown?” The lockdown is basically a governmental order to stay …

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Health Alert: 21 Day Lockdown (Updated) – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (March 25, 2020) 

Health Alert: 21 Day Lockdown (Updated) – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (March 25, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health confirmed 709 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. The government of South Africa has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 by announcing a 21-day lockdown beginning 23:59 on Thursday, March 26, 2020.  This includes: All borders will be closed to human activity except …

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Message to American Citizens Regarding National Lockdown

March 23, 2020 In response to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, tonight South African President Ramaphosa announced a 21-day lockdown effective  midnight on Thursday, March 26, 2020 , for all of South Africa. Most private Individuals will only be allowed to leave their homes under very controlled circumstances, including to seek medical care, buy food, or buy medicine. Additionally, the President …

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Message to American Citizens Unable to Secure Commercial Flights to Depart SA (March 21, 2020)

If you are a U.S. citizen attempting to depart South Africa but have been unable to secure a commercial flight, please send the following information to ACSJohannesburg@state.gov : Full Name: Telephone No: Email Address: Passport No: Current Location: Number of U.S. Citizens in Party/Group: Please continue to attempt to secure a ticket on a commercial flight. Please …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (March 18, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (March 18, 2020) Location:  South Africa Event: The government of South Africa has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.U.S. citizens who are considering returning …

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Global Level 3 Health Advisory – Reconsider Travel

March 15, 2020 The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad 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 reported …

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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg (March 17, 2020)

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg (March 17, 2020) Location: South Africa – Johannesburg Event:    The City of Johannesburg government issued a warning regarding a new trend with regard to home invasions.  Some criminal groups are posing as healthcare workers going door-to-door claiming to provide COVID-19 screenings.  Please be aware that no private or public healthcare …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa

Location:  South Africa Event:  On March 5, the South African National Department of Health announced one confirmed case of COVID-19 in South Africa.  The patient is in self-quarantine in Kwa-Zulu Natal Province. Actions to Take: Consult the  CDC website  for the most up-to-date information. For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the  CDC’s latest recommendations . …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate Johannesburg

Location: Sandton Event: A demonstration is expected in Sandton on Friday, February 28, from approximately 9:00AM – 3:00PM. Protesters will march from Innesfree Park to Megawatt Park in Sunninghill. Roads impacted by the march include (but are not limited to): Katherine St, Grayston Dr, Rivonia Rd, and Witkoppen Rd. Actions to Take: Avoid the area …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate Johannesburg

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate Johannesburg February 25, 2020 Location: Soweto Event: A demonstration is expected in Soweto on Wednesday, February 26, from approximately 8:00AM – 1:00PM. Up to 5,000 protesters will march from Khumalo St in Orlando West to Eskom offices on Chris Hani Road in Diepkloof. Roads impacted by the march include …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria

Location: U.S. Embassy Pretoria Event: A demonstration is expected outside the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria on Monday, February 24, 2020, from approximately 12:00pm – 2:00pm.  Local authorities do not anticipate any road closures. Access to the employee entrance may be affected during this time. Actions to Take: Avoid the area of the demonstrations. Keep a low …

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Demonstration Alert: U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa

Location:  From Westlake Township to Steenberg Business Park to the intersection of Westlake Drive and Steenberg Road, then along Steenberg Road between the M3 interchange to Ou Kaapsweg. Event:  On Friday, February 21 starting at 9:00 AM, a group plans to hold a demonstration march from Westlake Township to Steenberg Road.  Although local police will …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria (February 14, 2020)

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria (February 14, 2020) Location: South Africa – Botswana Border Event:    Recent reports on social media indicate increased criminal activity on the R49 and N4 highways at the South Africa – Botswana border.  These robberies, usually occurring at night, involve an “unmarked police” vehicle with a flashing blue magnetic “bubble” light on top …

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Demonstration Alert for February 14: U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa

Demonstration Alert: U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (February 14, 2020) Location:  Near the Steenberg Road entrance gate, U.S. Consulate General, Cape Town Event:  On Friday, February 14 between 11:00am and 12:00pm, a group plans to hold a demonstration outside the Steenberg Road entrance gate. Although local police will be present, disruptions to …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria (February 3, 2020)

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria (February 3, 2020) Location: Fort Klapperkop Nature Reserve Event:  There are reports of increased criminal activity at the Fort Klapperkop Nature Reserve.  In recent months there have been several incidents of a group stopping and robbing hikers and cyclists within the park.  The U.S. Embassy recommends travelling in large groups …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria (February 3, 2020) Location: University campuses in South Africa Event:  There have been reports that student groups are calling for protests and a national shutdown of all universities in South Africa.  The U.S. Embassy recommends extra caution around university campuses and their surrounding areas over the next week. Actions …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria (January 22, 2020) Location: U.S. Embassy Pretoria Event:  A demonstration is expected outside the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria on Thursday, January 23, 2020, from approximately 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.  The group intends to demonstrate in reaction to recent developments in the Middle East.  Two lanes of Pretorius Street will be …

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Security Alert: Crime Trend – U.S. Embassy Pretoria

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Pretoria (January 21, 2020)  Location: Gauteng Province Event: Crime Trend Fraud and bank scams are common in South Africa, including ATM scams.  Recent incidents of ATM scams have been reported in the Menlyn Main and Menlyn Mall areas of Pretoria, but such crimes are not limited to those locations. For example, perpetrators …

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Message for U.S. Citizens- Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world!

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to FVAP.gov to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Pretoria

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Pretoria (January 8, 2020) Location: South Africa Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Avoid …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria (November 6, 2019) Location: U.S. Embassy Pretoria Event:  A demonstration is expected outside the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria on Thursday, November 7, 2019, from 9:45 A.M. until 12:00 P.M.  The group intends to protest against U.S. policy.  Although local police will be present, disruptions to motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic are likely …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa

Location:  Outside U.S. Consulate General Cape Town on Steenberg Road Event:  On October 28, 2019 between 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM, a group of people plan to gather for a demonstration outside the service entrance gate. The Consulate will be open during normal business hours. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstrations. Exercise …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria (October 25, 2019) Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following areas in Pretoria: Pretoria Art Museum Pretorius Street U.S. Embassy Pretoria Event:  Demonstrations are expected outside the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria on Friday, October 25, 2019, from 11:00 A.M. until 12:30 P.M.  The groups intend …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (October 9, 2019)  Location: U.S. Embassy Pretoria Event:  The Patriot For Minorities group is planning to demonstrate outside the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria on Thursday, October 10, 2019, from 9:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M.  Up to 50 demonstrators are expected to gather at the corner of Pretorius and …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa

September 20, 2019 Location:  U.S. Consulate General, Cape Town Event:  On September 21 and 22 between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM on each day due to planned maintenance, the landline telephone system at U.S. Consulate General Cape Town will not be operational. Action:  Americans seeking emergency assistance should call the after-hours cell phone line, which will …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (September 12, 2019) Location: Johannesburg Stock Exchange; Sandton, Johannesburg Event: A coalition of 70 civil society activist groups is planning to demonstrate against gender-based violence in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Friday, September 13, 2019, between 3 a.m. and 3 p.m. Demonstrators are planning to hold a …

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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa

Location:  Steenberg Road, between Ou Kaapsweg and Westlake Road, Westlake, Cape Town Event: South African Police Service (SAPS) is investigating a suspicious vehicle incident that took place on August 30 at 12:30 PM on Steenberg Road between Westlake Road and Ou Kaapsweg. This section of the road is closed and traffic is backed up in …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa

Location:  Outside U.S. Consulate General Cape Town on Steenberg Road Event:  On July 12, 2019 between 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM, a group of people plan to gather as part of the worldwide “Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps” demonstration. The Consulate will be open during normal business hours. Actions to …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (May 31, 2019) Location:  Discovery Group Building; 1 Discovery Place; Sandhurst, Sandton Event:  The National Health Care Providers Association (NHCPA) is planning to demonstrate outside the Sandton Head Office of the Discovery Group on Friday, May 31, 2019, from 9:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M.  Demonstrators …

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Security Alert – U. S. Mission to South Africa

Location: South Africa Event: On May 8, 2019, South Africa will hold national and provincial elections. Tensions may be heightened during campaign and election periods. Protest marches and demonstrations can occur anywhere in South Africa, sometimes at short notice, causing disruptions to traffic and public transportation, and with the potential to become violent. May 8 is a …

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Demonstration Alert–U.S. Consulate General Durban, South Africa

Location:   Durban City Hall, Anton Lembede Street, Durban Event:  Municipal employees are expected to continue demonstrating outside the Durban City Hall on Friday, May 3, 2019. Disruptions to motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic are likely in the area of City Hall, and clashes between police and protesters are possible. The U.S. Consulate General will be …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Durban, South Africa

Location:  Durban City Hall, Anton Lembede Street, Durban Event:  Municipal employees are demonstrating outside the Durban City Hall on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Disruptions to motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic are likely in the area of City Hall, and clashes between police and protesters are possible. The U.S. Consulate General has closed early for the day …

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Demonstration Alert : U.S. Consulate General Durban

Location: Durban Central Business District (CBD) Events: Municipality Workers are demonstrating in front of City Hall in Durban’s Central Business District. The protest has the potential to become violent and several shots have been reported. A separate protest led by the Economic Freedom Fighters Party has commenced in Botha Park, Berea Road to SAPS Durban …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Durban

Location: Durban Central Business District (CBD) Events: A planned demonstration against U.S. policy in Israel will take place on April 12. The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is planning a demonstration against U.S. policy in Israel in front of the U.S. Consulate General Durban located at Delta Towers Building, 303 Dr. Pixley KaSeme …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (April 3, 2019)

Location:  U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg Event:  The National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) is planning to demonstrate outside the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg on Thursday, April 4, 2019, from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.  Up to 100 demonstrators are expected to gather at the corner of Sandton and Rivonia Drive.  Disruptions to motor vehicle …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: Town Hall Meeting for U.S. Citizens in KwaZulu Natal

The Consul General of the U.S. Consulate in Durban, South Africa Cordially invites you to attend a Town Hall Meeting for U.S. Citizens in KwaZulu Natal Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. U.S. Consul General’s Residence, 20 Montieth Place, Durban North Representatives from the U.S. Consulate General will discuss S. citizen services …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (March 28, 2019)

Location: City of Pretoria – the Union Building and the University of South Africa (UNISA) Event: A large number of demonstrators are expected to protest against load shedding on Friday, March 29, 2019, in Pretoria. The protests will take place at both the Union Building and the University of South Africa (UNISA) between 8:00 A.M …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa

Location: U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg; 1 Sandton Drive; Sandhurst Event: The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa is planning to demonstrate outside the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 10 am until 2 pm. Up to 300 demonstrators are expected to gather at the corner of Sandton and Rivonia …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa

Location:  U.S. Embassy Pretoria Event:  The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is planning to demonstrate outside the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria on Monday, February 11, 2019, from 12 pm until 2:30 pm.  Up to 250 demonstrators are expected to gather at the corner of Pretorius and Orient Streets.  Disruptions to motor vehicle traffic …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (February 8, 2019)

Location:  Johannesburg, South Africa  Event:  Protest Action at Tertiary Education Campuses.  Student protests are ongoing at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) and may continue.  Protests have involved property damage and violence, and rubber bullets and tear gas were fired during a February 6 protest at UJ. Actions to Take: Avoid the …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa February 8, 2019

Location:  Near the Steenberg Road entrance, U.S. Consulate General, Cape Town Event:  On February 8 between 11:00am and 2:00pm, members of the South African Communist Party have filed a request to protest against alleged U.S. interference in Venezuelan internal matters. The Consulate will be open during normal business hours. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas …

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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Durban

Location:  Durban, South Africa Event:  Protest Action at Tertiary Education Campuses.  Student protest  are ongoing at all campuses of Durban University of Technology (DUT), University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN) and Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) and may continue.   Protests have resulted in property damages and one fatality.  The Consulate has received police reports that violence …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (February 6, 2019)

Location:  U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg; 1 Sandton Drive; Sandhurst Event:  The South African Communist Party (SACP) is planning to demonstrate outside the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg on Friday, February 8, 2019, from 10 am until 1 pm.  Up to 100 demonstrators are expected to gather at the corner of Sandton and Rivonia Drive.  Disruptions …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (January 31, 2019)

Location:  Sandton City Mall; Sandton; Johannesburg Event:  According to television and social media sources, the Black First Land First (BLF) group is planning to demonstrate at Vodacom stores at the Sandton City Mall today, January 31, 2019, starting at 10 am. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstrations. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (January 28, 2019)

Location:  U.S. Embassy Pretoria Event:  A march by the Black Monday group is scheduled for Monday, January 28, 2019 between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm.  The City of Tshwane has issued a permit for 250 participants.  The marchers/protesters will gather at Loftus Stadium at 8:30 am and march to the U.S. Embassy, with an anticipated …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa

Location:  Clifton Fourth Beach, Cape Town, South Africa Event:  Demonstrations are planned to take place on Friday, December 28, at approximately 5:00 PM at Clifton Fourth Beach.  According to media reports, these demonstrations were organized after a private security company allegedly closed Clifton Fourth Beach at sunset on Sunday, December 23.  Clifton Fourth Beach is …

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Alert: Consular Services Temporarily Unavailable – Cape Town Consulate General

From December 20 to January 6, consular services, including passports and visas, will not be available at U.S. Consulate General Cape Town. Emergency services for U.S. citizens will still be available.  If you require passport, consular record of birth abroad, or other consular services during this time, please schedule an appointment with the consulates in …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (December 6, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (December 6, 2018) Location:  Grillhouse Restaurant, Rosebank Event:  The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) political party is planning a protest at the Grillhouse restaurant in the Firs shopping center in Rosebank beginning around 11:00 am on December 6. Disruptions to pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic are …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (November 16, 2018)

Location:  U.S. Embassy Pretoria Event:  A demonstration by a group called Toekomsvonk is scheduled to take place at U.S. Embassy Pretoria on Friday, November 16, 2018, from 9:00 am until 11:00 am.  An application was submitted for up to 250 demonstrators to gather near the main entrance of the Embassy.  Disruptions to motor vehicle traffic …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (October 29, 2018)

Location:  U.S. Embassy Pretoria Event:  A demonstration by a group called Black Monday is scheduled to take place at U.S. Embassy Pretoria on Monday, October 29, 2018, from 9:30 am until 11:30 am.  An application was submitted for up to 200 demonstrators to participate. The demonstrators will gather at Loftus Stadium at 9:00 am and …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (October 25, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (October 25, 2018) Location: U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg Event: A demonstration by the Solidarity Trade Union is scheduled to take place on Thursday, October 25, 2018, in the vicinity of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The Solidarity Trade Union is protesting against Sasol’s Broad-Based Black Economic …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (October 3, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (October 3, 2018) Location: Central Business District, Cape Town, South Africa Event: Demonstrations by the #Shutdown Cape Town Movement are planned to take place on October 3, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the Central Business District of Cape Town. Participants are …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa

Location:  U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg Event:  A demonstration by the South African Justice League Foundation (SAJLF) is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at the U.S. Consulate in Johannesburg.  The City of Johannesburg has issued a permit for 100 participants, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.  The protesters plan to gather in Sandhurst at …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (July 31, 2018)

Location:  Cities throughout South Africa Event:  Nation-wide demonstrations against gender-based violence are set to take place across South Africa on August 1, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in cities throughout South Africa, including Cape Town, Durban, and Pretoria.  More information about the locations and times can be found here: http://www.thetotalshutdown.org.za/   The Intersectional Women’s …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa

Location:  Cities throughout South Africa Event:  Nation-wide demonstrations against gender-based violence are set to take place across South Africa on August 1, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in cities throughout South Africa, including Cape Town, Durban, and Pretoria.  More information about the locations and times can be found here: http://www.thetotalshutdown.org.za/   The Intersectional Women’s …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (July 30, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (July 30, 2018) Location: U.S. Embassy and other diplomatic facilities Event: A march by the Black Monday group is scheduled for Monday, July 30, 2018.  This is a march in protest of farm murders and other violent crimes.  The City of Tshwane has issued a permit …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate Johannesburg, South Africa

Location:  Sandton, Johannesburg Event:  The following demonstrations have been scheduled in the Sandton area over the next three days, beginning Wednesday, July 25, 2018: July 25: Earthlife Africa 135 Daisy Street 10:00-12:00 Break the BRICS Coalition Rivonia Road & 5th Street – Maude Street & 5th Street 09:30-13:00   July 26: Rwanda National Congress & …

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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate Durban, South Africa (July 6, 2018)

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate Durban, South Africa (July 6, 2018) Location: Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa Event: Two security incidents took place at Woolworths stores in the Durban area on July 5, 2018. A fire occurred at the Woolworths in the Pavilion Shopping Center in Westville at 1:30 am. The cause of the …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate Johannesburg, South Africa (June 29 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate Johannesburg, South Africa (June 29 2018) Location:  Sandton, Johannesburg Event:  A march by the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) is scheduled for Friday, June 29, 2018.  This is a service delivery protest that will start at 137 Daisy Street, Sandton.  The City of Johannesburg has issued a permit for 1000 …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Durban (June 7, 2018)

Location:   Durban Central Business District (CBD) Events:      Planned protest and night vigil for former President Jacob Zuma (June 7-8, 2018) There will be a night vigil at Albert Park starting at 18:00 on June 7th, 2018, and will continue through the night into the following morning.  The protest is expected to begin at 07:30 and reach …

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Updated Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (June 4, 2018)

Updated Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (June 4, 2018) Update: Today’s anticipated demonstration began early and resulted in road closures near the U.S. Consulate General. Please be advised that the consulate will delay opening to the public.  Regular hours are expected to resume tomorrow. Please see our website for …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (June 4, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (June 4, 2018) Location:  From Westlake Drive then via Steenberg Road to Orpen Road to Spaanchmat Road, stopping at Alphen House Center, and then return to Westlake Drive following the same route. Event:  On June 4 between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM, up to …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Durban, South Africa (June 1, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Durban, South Africa (June 1, 2018) Location: From Alpine Road & Lotus Road intersection to Overport Secondary School, Durban Event: The Refocus and Upliftment Foundation is planning a march on June 2, 2018, in the Overport area beginning at 2:00 pm. The “End the Genocide in Palestine” march …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (June 4, 2018)

Location: From Westlake Drive then via Steenberg Road to Orpen Road to Spaanchmat Road, stopping at Alphen House Center, and then return to Westlake Drive following the same route. Event: On June 4 between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM, up to 500 members of the Westlake Community plan to march to the Alphen House Center …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 24, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 24, 2018) Location: Rustenburg, Swartuggens, and Zeerust in North West Province Event: The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens of ongoing protest activity in North West Province, specifically near the towns of Zeerust, Swartruggens and Rustenburg along the N4 highway. Roads in the …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (May 15, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (May 15, 2018) Location: U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg Event: The Palestine Solidarity Alliance (PSA) has scheduled a demonstration for Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at the U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg. The protest organizers have indicated they will be protesting U.S. policy toward Israel. The City of …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 10, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 10, 2018) Location:  Moroccan Embassy, Pretoria, Corner of Farenden and Francis Baard streets Event:  Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) announced a possible protest action by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) at the Moroccan Embassy located on the corner of Farheden and Francis Baard streets, taking …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (April 24, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (April 24, 2018) Location: Multiple locations through South Africa including but not limited to: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, Polokwane, and Durban. Event: According to media reports the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) is calling on workers across the country to stay at …

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Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (April 21, 2018)

Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (April 21, 2018) Location:  U.S. Consulate General, Cape Town Event:  On April 21 between 07:00 AM and 07:00 PM, the telephone system at U.S. Consulate General Cape Town will not be operational due to planned maintenance. Action:  Americans seeking emergency assistance should call the after-hours …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (April 19, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (April 19, 2018) Location:  Near the Reddam Avenue entrance of the U.S. Consulate General, Cape Town Event:  On April 19 between 11:00am and 1:00pm, members of the South African Communist Party plan to gather outside of the U.S. Consulate General on Reddam Avenue. Demonstrators …

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Alert New Travel Advisory: U.S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (April 6, 2018)

Exercise increased caution in South Africa due to crime and drought.  Please read entire message. Violent crime, such as armed robbery, rape, carjacking, mugging, and “smash-and-grab” attacks on vehicles, is common. There is a higher risk of violent crime in the central business districts of major cities after dark. The South African government declared a …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (March 20, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (March 20, 2018) Location: O.R. Tambo International Airport and Surrounds Event: The U.S. Embassy would like to inform all U.S. citizens of media reports indicating possible disruption on the R21 and R24 highways in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning, March 20, 2018, as a result of a …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (March 20, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (March 20, 2018) Location: Pretoria Central Business District (CBD) Event: Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) announced that permission was granted for the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) to march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria tomorrow, March 20, 2018, from 09:00 to 2:00 pm …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate Johannesburg, South Africa (March 19, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate Johannesburg, South Africa (March 19, 2018) Location: Sandton, Gauteng Event: The Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers Union (CEPPWAWU) is scheduled to hold a demonstration on Monday, March 19, 2018, at the Sasol Head Office, in Sandton, Johannesburg. CEPPWAWU is protesting a remuneration agreement. The City of …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate Johannesburg, South Africa (March 9, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate Johannesburg, South Africa (March 9, 2018) Location: Katlehong, Gauteng Event: Demonstrations are currently taking place in and around Katlehong, approximately 35 kilometers east of Johannesburg. Social media reports indicate that the demonstrations are planned to continue through Sunday, March 11, and that roads into and out of Katlehong will …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (March 8, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (March 8, 2018) Location:  Gugulethu and Nyanga townships, Cape Town Event:  Violent protests have caused road closures and affected access to public buildings and shopping centers in Gugulethu and Nyanga townships. Demonstrations could spread to other townships. Traffic on the N2 highway near these …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (March 6, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (March 6, 2018) Location: Multiple locations in Pretoria Event: Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) announced multiple marches scheduled to take place in Pretoria today, March 6, 2018 from 9am – 3:00pm. The Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU) and the South African Federation of Trade Unions …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (March 1, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (March 1, 2018) Location: Pretoria Central Business District Event: Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) announced that the Community Workers Program (CWP) was granted permission to march in Pretoria today, March 1, 2018, from 10am to 1:30pm. The number of marchers/protestors is expected to be at least …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (February 15, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (February 15, 2018) Location: U.S. Consulate Cape Town Event: The South African Communist Party (SACP) has scheduled a demonstration for Thursday, February 15, 2018, at the U.S. Consulate in Cape Town. The demonstration is in protest of U.S. policy toward Israel. The City of …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (February 15, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (February 15, 2018) Location: U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg Event: The South African Communist Party (SACP) has scheduled a demonstration for Thursday, February 15, 2018, at the U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg. The demonstration is in protest of U.S. policy toward Israel. The City of Johannesburg has …

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Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (February 9, 2018) – Cape Town Water Crisis

Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (February 9, 2018) – Cape Town Water Crisis Location: Cape Town Municipal Region, Western Cape, South Africa Event: Western Cape Province is experiencing a serious drought with reported shortages in the municipal water supply in Cape Town. As of February 1, the City of Cape …

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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens- Protest Activity in the Area Surrounding Phuthaditjhaba, Free State

Location: Phuthaditjhaba, Free State. Event: There is ongoing violent protest activity in the area surrounding Phuthaditjhaba, Free State, which is on the eastern border of the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. Protesters have blocked some roads and are reportedly throwing stones at passing vehicles. The cause of the protest is unknown at this time. Actions …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert: Pretoria, South Africa (February 6, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (February 6, 2018) Location: Downtown Pretoria. Event:  Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) announced a planned protest march by the Committee of Workers for Waste Management that will be held downtown today, February 6, 2018. Approximately 300 waste management staff are expected to participate. The march/protest will …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (January 26, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (January 26, 2018) Location: Downtown Pretoria. Event: Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) announced that the All Tshwane Vat Alles Employees were granted permission to march on Friday, January 26, 2018, from 8am – 4pm. Numbers of marchers/protestors are expected to be at least 1,000. The march/protest …

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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (January 13, 2018)

Demonstration Alert U.S. Embassy Pretoria Location: H&M stores across South Africa. Event: Demonstrations are expected to or are currently taking place at H&M stores across South Africa. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) political party is protesting an H&M advertisement. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstrations. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity …

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