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U.S. Citizen Services
 

The U.S. Embassy in Bangui resumed limited operations on September 14, 2014; however, Embassy Bangui cannot provide consular services to U.S. citizens in CAR at this time.  See the most recent Department of State Travel Warning and U.S. Embassy Bangui Security Message for information about travel to CAR.

U.S. citizens in CAR in need of assistance should contact the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon:

Telephone: 237 22220-1500 ext. 4341/4023

Emergencies: 237 22220-1500, ext. 4531

E-mailYaoundeACS@state.gov.

For information about U.S. citizen services in CAR from the Office of Overseas Citizens Services in Washington, e-mail: CARemergencyUSC@state.gov.

 U.S. citizens living or traveling abroad are encouraged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  The travel and contact information you enter into STEP will make it easier for consular officers in U.S. embassies and consulates around the world to contact you and your loved ones during an emergency —including situations where your family or friends in the U.S. are having problems trying to contact you with important news.

See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for CAR.

The U.S. Embassy is located on Avenue David Dacko, B.P. 924, Bangui.

 

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

October 4, 2015


October 4, 2015

Two commercial airlines are scheduled to arrive and depart from Bangui on October 5, 2015.  Any U.S. citizens who desire to leave the CAR and who do not have the ability to organize their own departure should contact the U.S. Embassy in Bangui or the U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé to obtain information about the availability of U.S. Embassy facilitated departures from CAR.  Private citizens departing CAR on U.S. government-provided transportation will be required to reimburse the cost of transportation.  Major routes in Bangui are accessible, but the potential for violence or flare-ups remains.  U.S. citizens should continue to shelter in place and avoid non-essential travel.

U.S. citizens who are in Bangui should contact Embassy Yaounde at (237) 22220-1500 or YaoundeACS@state.gov if emergency assistance is required.  U.S. citizens in CAR may also report their whereabouts to the Office of Overseas Citizens Services in Washington at CARemergencyUSC@state.gov.  Embassy Bangui cannot provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens in CAR at this time, but can be reachedin an emergency at (236) 7506-4598.  U.S. citizens planning to transit or remain in Cameroon should contact the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde or Bangui for information on visa processing.

 For further information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for CAR.
  • 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 Cameroon, located at Avenue Rosa Parks in the Mbankolo Quartier, adjacent to the Mount Febe Golf Club, is open 8 am to 5pm, and can be reached at (237) 2220-1500 ext. 4341/4023.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance after hours, the emergency number for the U.S. Embassy/Consulate is (237) 2220-1500 ext. 4531. The Embassy can also be contacted via e-mail by U.S. citizens at yaoundeacs@state.gov.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

 

 

October 3, 2015


October 3, 2015

No commercial flights will operate on Sunday, October 4.  Any U.S. citizens who desire to leave the CAR and who do not have the ability to organize their own departure should contact the U.S. Embassy in Bangui or the U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé to obtain information about the availability of U.S. Embassy facilitated departures from CAR.  Private citizens departing CAR on U.S. government-provided transportation will be required to reimburse the cost of transportation.  Major routes in Bangui are accessible, but the potential for violence or flare-ups remains.  U.S. citizens should continue to shelter in place and avoid non-essential travel.

U.S. citizens who are in Bangui should contact Embassy Yaounde at (237) 22220-1500 or YaoundeACS@state.gov if emergency assistance is required.  U.S. citizens in CAR may also report their whereabouts to the Office of Overseas Citizens Services in Washington at CARemergencyUSC@state.gov.  Embassy Bangui cannot provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens in CAR at this time, but can be reachedin an emergency at (236) 7506-4598.  U.S. citizens planning to transit or remain in Cameroon should contact the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde or Bangui for information on visa processing.

For further information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for CAR.
  • 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 Cameroon, located at Avenue Rosa Parks in the Mbankolo Quartier, adjacent to the Mount Febe Golf Club, is open 8 am to 5pm, and can be reached at (237) 2220-1500 ext. 4341/4023.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance after hours, the emergency number for the U.S. Embassy/Consulate is (237) 2220-1500 ext. 4531. The Embassy can also be contacted via e-mail by U.S. citizens at yaoundeacs@state.gov.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

 

 

October 2, 2015


October 2, 2015

No commercial flights will operate on Saturday, October 3.  The United Nations continues to operate evacuation flights.  Departing U.S. citizens are asked to contact U.S Embassy Bangui or U.S. Embassy Yaounde with their travel details.  Any U.S. citizens who desire to leave CAR and who do not have the ability to organize their own departure should contact the U.S. Embassy in Bangui or the U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé to obtain information about the availability of U.S. Embassy facilitated departures from CAR.  Private citizens departing CAR on U.S. government-provided transportation will be required to reimburse the cost of transportation.  Major routes in Bangui are accessible, but the potential for violence or flare-ups remains.  U.S. citizens should continue to shelter in place and avoid non-essential travel.

U.S. citizens who are in Bangui should contact Embassy Yaounde at (237) 22220-1500 or YaoundeACS@state.gov if emergency assistance is required.  U.S. citizens in CAR may also report their whereabouts to the Office of Overseas Citizens Services in Washington at CARemergencyUSC@state.gov.  Embassy Bangui cannot provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens in CAR at this time, but can be reachedin an emergency at (236) 7506-4598.  U.S. citizens planning to transit or remain in Cameroon should contact the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde or Bangui for information on visa processing.

For further information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for CAR.
  • 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 Cameroon, located at Avenue Rosa Parks in the Mbankolo Quartier, adjacent to the Mount Febe Golf Club, is open 8 am to 5pm, and can be reached at (237) 2220-1500 ext. 4341/4023.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance after hours, the emergency number for the U.S. Embassy/Consulate is (237) 2220-1500 ext. 4531. The Embassy can also be contacted via e-mail by U.S. citizens at yaoundeacs@state.gov.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

 

 

October 1, 2015


October 1, 2015

The United Nations operated two evacuation flights from the Central African Republic (CAR) on October 1.  Departing U.S. citizens are asked to contact U.S Embassy Bangui or U.S. Embassy Yaounde with their travel details.  Any U.S. citizens, who desire to be evacuated from the CAR, and who do not have the ability to organize their own departure, should contact the U.S. Embassy in Bangui or the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde to obtain information about cost and availability of U.S.- Embassy  facilitated departures from CAR.  Major routes in Bangui are accessible, but the potential for violence or flare-ups remains.  U.S. citizens should continue to shelter in place and avoid non-essential travel.

U.S. citizens who are in Bangui should contact Embassy Yaounde at (237) 22220-1500 or YaoundeACS@state.gov if emergency assistance is required.  U.S. citizens in CAR may also report their whereabouts to the Office of Overseas Citizens Services in Washington at CARemergencyUSC@state.gov.  Embassy Bangui cannot provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens in CAR at this time, but can be reachedin an emergency at (236) 7506-4598.  U.S. citizens planning to transit or remain in Cameroon should contact the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde or Bangui for information on visa processing.

 For further information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for CAR.
  • 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 Cameroon, located at Avenue Rosa Parks in the Mbankolo Quartier, adjacent to the Mount Febe Golf Club, is open 8 am to 5pm, and can be reached at (237) 2220-1500 ext. 4341/4023.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance after hours, the emergency number for the U.S. Embassy/Consulate is (237) 2220-1500 ext. 4531. The Embassy can also be contacted via e-mail by U.S. citizens at yaoundeacs@state.gov.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

 

 

September 30, 2015


September 30, 2015


 

Some roads inside Bangui were passable on September 30, and many roadblocks were removed.  There are no commercial, international flights scheduled for October 1, 2015.  U.S. citizens should continue to shelter in place and avoid non-essential movements. 

U.S. citizens who are in Bangui should contact Embassy Yaounde at (237) 22220-1500 or YaoundeACS@state.gov if emergency assistance is required.  U.S. citizens in CAR may also report their whereabouts to the Office of Overseas Citizens Services in Washington at CARemergencyUSC@state.gov.  Embassy Bangui cannot provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens in CAR at this time, but can be reachedin an emergency at (236) 7506-4598.  U.S. citizens planning to transit or remain in Cameroon should contact the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde or Bangui for information on visa processing.

  

For further information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for CAR.
  • 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 Cameroon, located at Avenue Rosa Parks in the Mbankolo Quartier, adjacent to the Mount Febe Golf Club, is open 8 am to 5pm, and can be reached at (237) 2220-1500 ext. 4341/4023.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance after hours, the emergency number for the U.S. Embassy/Consulate is (237) 2220-1500 ext. 4531. The Embassy can also be contacted via e-mail by U.S. citizens at yaoundeacs@state.gov.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

 

 

September 29, 2015

There are reports of continued violence and looting in Bangui.  At this time, commercial international flights have been cancelled for September 29 and September 30.  U.S. citizens should continue to shelter in place and avoid any non-essential movements. 

 

U.S. citizens who are in Bangui should contact Embassy Yaounde at (237) 22220-1500 or YaoundeACS@state.gov if emergency assistance is required.  U.S. citizens in CAR may also report their whereabouts to the Office of Overseas Citizens Services in Washington at CARemergencyUSC@state.gov.  Embassy Bangui cannot provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens in CAR at this time, but can be reachedin an emergency at (236) 7506-4598.  U.S. citizens planning to transit or remain in Cameroon should contact the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde or Bangui for information on visa processing.

 

For further information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for CAR.
  • 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 Cameroon, located at Avenue Rosa Parks in the Mbankolo Quartier, adjacent to the Mount Febe Golf Club, is open 8 am to 5pm, and can be reached at (237) 2220-1500 ext. 4341/4023.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance after hours, the emergency number for the U.S. Embassy/Consulate is (237) 2220-1500 ext. 4531. The Embassy can also be contacted via e-mail by U.S. citizens at yaoundeacs@state.gov.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

 

 

September 28, 2015

September 28, 2015

 

Violence and looting continued on September 27 and into September 28 in Bangui.  We are receiving reports that many roads remain blocked, including the road to the airport; weapons continue to be discharged by armed persons; and large crowds are forming in several locations in the city of Bangui.  U.S. citizens should continue to shelter in place and avoid any non-essential movements.  The U.S. Embassy in Yaounde has been designated to provide consular services for U.S. citizens currently remaining in CAR.  U.S. citizens who are in Bangui should contact Embassy Yaounde at (237) 22220-1500 to report their location. If you are working for an NGO or international organization, please include that information.

 

U.S. citizens who have decided to stay in CAR despite the travel warning should regularly review their personal security situation.  Embassy Bangui cannot provide consular services to U.S. citizens in CAR at this time. U.S. citizens in need of assistance should contact the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon. 

 

For further information:

 

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for CAR.

  • 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 Cameroon, located at Avenue Rosa Parks in the Mbankolo Quartier, adjacent to the Mount Febe Golf Club, is open 8 am to 5pm, and can be reached at (237) 2220-1500 ext. 4341/4023.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance after hours, the emergency number for the U.S. Embassy/Consulate is (237) 2220-1500 ext. 4531. The Embassy can also be contacted via e-mail by U.S. citizens at yaoundeacs@state.gov.

  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). 

 

 

September 27, 2015

 

U.S. Embassy Bangui has received various reports of violence in the PK5 neighborhood of Bangui and its environs.  Estimates vary, but there are credible reports of people killed and injured.  We have also learned that various groups have set up barricades at various locations in the city and our contacts believe the situation has the potential to further escalate.  U.S. citizens are advised to shelter in place and to restrict any non-essential movements.  In the case of an emergency, U.S. citizens should contact Embassy Yaounde at (237) 22220-1500.

 

For further information:

 

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and CAR’s Country Specific Information.-Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  •  The U.S. Embassy in Yaounde has been designated to provide consular services for U.S. citizens currently remaining in CAR.  Contact the U.S. Embassy in Cameroon, located at Avenue Rosa Parks close to the Mont Febe Golf Club, at +237 2220-1500 ext. 4341/4023, 7:30 am to 5 pm Mondays through Thursdays and 7:30 am to 12:30 pm on Fridays.  After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +237 2220-1500 ext. 4531.
  •  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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Travel Warning for the CAR 

November 14, 2013

Please note that there are numerous restrictions upon foreigners who wish to travel in the CAR. Both residents and tourists must ensure that they have proper paperwork for any travel outside of Bangui. Travel to the southwest in particular requires a permit for all foreign travels due to the presence of sensitive mining areas. Travelers are encouraged to check with the authorities in Bangui, such as the Gendarmerie National, and/or the U.S. Embassy about possible restrictions in the areas they wish to travel.     

Americans living or traveling in the CAR are encouraged to register with the U.S. Embassy through the State Department's travel registration web site so that they can obtain updated information on travel and security within the CAR. Americans without Internet access may register directly with the U.S. Embassy during the American Citizen Services hours listed below.  By registering, American citizens make it easier for the Embassy or Consulate to contact them in case of emergency.  The U.S. Embassy is located on Avenue David Dacko, B.P. 924, Bangui, tel: 2161-0200; fax: 2161-4494.

U.S Embassy-Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR)

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens:

September 27, 2015

 

U.S. Embassy Bangui has received various reports of violence in the PK5 neighborhood of Bangui and its environs.  Estimates vary, but there are credible reports of people killed and injured.  We have also learned that various groups have set up barricades at various locations in the city and our contacts believe the situation has the potential to further escalate.  U.S. citizens are advised to shelter in place and to restrict any non-essential movements.  In the case of an emergency, U.S. citizens should contact Embassy Yaounde at (237) 22220-1500.

 

For further information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and CAR’s Country Specific Information.

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

  • The U.S. Embassy in Yaounde has been designated to provide consular services for U.S. citizens currently remaining in CAR.  Contact the U.S. Embassy in Cameroon, located at Avenue Rosa Parks close to the Mont Febe Golf Club, at +237 2220-1500 ext. 4341/4023, 7:30 am to 5 pm Mondays through Thursdays and 7:30 am to 12:30 pm on Fridays.  After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +237 2220-1500 ext. 4531.

  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). 

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