Central African Republic Travel Warning
Issued by US Department of State
Oct 28, 2002
This Travel Warning is being issued to warn American citizens to defer
travel to the Central African Republic due to reports of fighting in the
capital city of Bangui.
On October 25, 2002 the American Embassy received reports of fighting and
gunfire in Bangui. The security situation remains fluid and uncertain.
Although the conflict does not appear to be directed toward U.S. citizens or
the general civilian population, the U.S. Embassy has advised U.S. citizens
in Bangui to review their personal security situations and to remain in
their homes until the situation stabilizes. American citizens who reside in
or travel to Central African Republic despite this Travel Warning should
exercise maximum caution and take prudent measures such as avoiding crowds
The Embassy's ability to provide consular assistance is severely limited.
American citizens in the Central African Republic who need emergency
services should contact the Embassy by telephone at (236) 61-02-00 extension
3303 and 3255 or 50-60-41. Occasionally, the U.S. mission in CAR may
suspend service to the public and/or close because of security concerns.
When experiencing these situations, the Embassy will continue to provide
emergency services to American citizens via telephone.
For further information on travel to the Central African Republic, consult
the Department's latest Consular Information Sheet for the Central African
Republic at http://travel.state.gov. Please see also the current Worldwide
Caution Public Announcement.