Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sporadic Demonstrations In Kampala: Emergency Message to American Citizens

Emergency Message to American Citizens
Kampala, Uganda
December 1, 2011

Sporadic Demonstrations in Kampala

Eyewitness reports in Kampala indicate that small pockets of demonstrators may be burning tires, blocking roads and, in some cases, throwing rocks.  At present, areas of engagement appear to be between Katwe & Kibuye along Entebbe Road and Ndeeba-Masaka Road, in Southern Kampala.  

Please note that while these are the current areas where caution is needed, such incidents have the potential to occur in other areas of Uganda at any time.  American Citizens are advised to use caution and to minimize their travel accordingly.  As always, stay alert and avoid large crowds and gatherings.

U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive the latest security information.  You should keep all of your information in STEP up-to-date, including your current phone number and a current email address where you can be reached in case of an emergency.  

U.S. citizens should also consult the Country Specific Information Sheet for Uganda and the Worldwide Caution, both located on the Department of State's web site.  Up-to-date information on safety and security is available toll-free at 1-888-407-4747 from within the United States and Canada, or at regular toll rates at 1-202-501-4444 for callers from outside the United States and Canada, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). 

The U.S. Embassy in Kampala is located at 1577 Ggaba Road, Kampala, Uganda, Telephone: 256-414-259-791 or 256-414-306-001, Facsimile: 256-414-258-451.