The U.S. Embassy in Malabo is aware of reports that an attempted coup may have occurred in Equatorial Guinea on or around December 24. As a result, borders between Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon as well as borders between Equatorial Guinea and Gabon may be closed.
There is no reason to believe that U.S. citizens are being specifically targeted; however, U.S. citizens should expect additional police and military checkpoints, additional security, and possible travel restrictions throughout the country.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Equatorial Guinea Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Malabo, located on the Malabo II highway, between the headquarters of Sonagas and the United Nations at (+240) 333 095 741. Regular business hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m on Fridays. The after-hours number is (+240) 555 516 008.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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