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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Lilongwe (January 24, 2020)
January 13, 2020

Location: Malawi

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:

  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible


  • U.S. Embassy Lilongwe, Malawi
  • U.S. citizens with emergencies:  +265-1-773-166 Ext. 3431
  • Outside of office hours:  +265-999-960-178
  • E-mail:  LilongweConsular@state.gov
  • Websitehttps://mw.usembassy.gov/services/
  • State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747or 202-501-4444
  • Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.

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