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Uganda Travel Warning

Issued by U.S. State Department

Jun 01, 2001

The Department urges Americans to avoid all travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla Park, and their environs in southwestern Uganda, until violence in the area subsides or regional governments take appropriate measures to ensure security in the parks.

There were two attacks on the village of Nyakacence just outside the gate to Mgahinga Park on the night of May 29-30. The perpetrators are suspected to be rebel fighters from Rwanda or the Democratic Republic of Congo. Although there were no deaths in these attacks, rebel activity in neighboring Rwanda, particularly in Virunga National Park (Parc des Volcans) which borders Mgahinga Park in Uganda, has the potential to spill over into Uganda in the future.

For further information, consult the Department of State's latest Consular Information Sheet for Uganda at http://travel.state.gov.

This Public Announcement replaces the Public Announcement of March 27, 2001 and expires on September 4, 2001.

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