Alert: Nationwide Demonstrations Update

Alert – U.S. Embassy Lilongwe

July 6, 2019

Event: As of this morning, July 6, the situation in Lilongwe appears stable.  However, this is subject to change with little notice.  The U.S. Embassy anticipates demonstrations to resume throughout the country on Monday, July 8.

In preparation of the anticipated demonstrations, essential travel within Lilongwe is authorized for Embassy staff for Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7.  The U.S. Embassy has recommended all personnel take this opportunity to ensure they have enough cash, food, water, and fuel for the upcoming week.

Return travel from out of town back to Lilongwe for Embassy staff requires Regional Security Office approval.

Actions to Take:

  • Exercise caution moving around all areas of Malawi.
  • If you see a barrier or individuals blocking your path, turn around and find an alternate route.
  • If you are unable to depart the area, keep your windows up and doors locked, seek shelter if needed.
  • Avoid large crowds and always leave yourself room to maneuver.



U.S. Embassy Lilongwe, Malawi
U.S. citizens with emergencies:  +265-1-773-166 Ext. 3421
Outside of office hours:  +265-999-960-178

      State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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