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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Kampala Terror Alert


U.S. Embassy Kampala, Uganda
Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens
Ongoing Terrorist Threat in Uganda

June 28, 2012

This Emergency Message is to alert all U.S. citizens residing and traveling in Uganda of the  continuing threat of terrorism in Uganda.  Terrorists have historically sought to stage attacks around high-profile events and significant dates.  In light of the upcoming EURO 2012 final match on July 1, the two-year anniversary of the 7/11 bombings in Kampala, and U.S. Independence Day on July 4, U.S. citizens are reminded to practice good personal security habits and to avoid crowded public gatherings which may be attractive targets to terror groups.  

The U.S. Embassy in Kampala encourages U.S. citizens to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) for the most up-to-date security information.  Keep all of your information in STEP up-to-date by maintaining your current phone numbers and email addresses where you can be reached in case of an emergency.

You can stay in touch and get updates by checking the U.S. Embassy Kampala website.  You can also get global updates at the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs website, where you can find the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information.  Follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook as well, or you can download our free Smart Traveler IPhone App for travel information at your fingertips.  Current information on safety and security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States or a regular toll line at-1-202-501-4444 for callers from other countries.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).  

The U.S. Embassy is located at Plot 1577 Ggaba Road.  Contact information for the U.S. Embassy in Kampala is:  phone number +256 (0) (414) 306 001 or +256 (0) (414) 259 791, fax +256 (0) (414) 258 451, and email KampalaUSCitizen@state.gov.

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