Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana 09 September 2022

Location: Botswana, countrywide.

Event: U.S. citizens are urged to be cautious and vigilant when living and traveling abroad given the potential threat of terrorist attacks and extremist action against U.S. citizens and interests. As the 21st anniversary of September 11th approaches, the possibility of violence overseas may increase.

Locations where crowds gather such as hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, shopping malls, foreign diplomatic missions, religious institutions, government offices, airports, and public transportation or transportation hubs are especially vulnerable.

Actions to Take:

  • ·Have a contingency plan for emergencies and review the Traveler’s Checklist.
  • Maintain a low profile.
  • Report any suspicious activities or security incidents to the local police.
  • Follow the instructions of local authorities, especially in an emergency.
  • Avoid crowded places.
  • Monitor media and local event information resources and factor updated information into your travel plans and activities.


U.S. Embassy Gaborone

+267 373-2222


State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Botswana Country Information

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U.S. Embassy Gaborone

Embassy Drive, Government Enclave, Gaborone, Botswana

P.O. Box 90 Gaborone, Botswana

Tel: (+267) 373-2201

U.S. Citizen Services: (+267) 373-2322

After Hours Emergency (U.S. Citizens Only): (+267) 373-2222

Fax: (+267) 318-0232

Email: ConsularGaborone@State.Gov