Security Alert: Reports of Explosions in Bujumbura (May 25, 2021)
Event: Due to multiple reports of explosions in Bujumbura, the U.S. Embassy is ordering its personnel to shelter in place until further notice. Private U.S. citizens are advised to take similar precautions and monitor local media.
Actions to Take:
- Be aware of your surroundings
- Monitor local media
- Follow the instructions of local authorities
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- U.S. Embassy Bujumbura, Burundi
During business hours: +257 22 20 7000
After hours: +257 22 20 7318 or +257 79 93 8841
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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