Security Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Closed on Tuesday September 8, 2015

The U.S. Embassy will be closed to normal operations on Tuesday, September 8. Emergency consular services will still be available to U.S. citizens.

For security and safety reasons U.S. Embassy staff are still prohibited from visiting public open-air markets; public places of worship; public events not held at U.S. government facilities or residences; and dining at Restaurant L’Amandine.  Embassy personnel are furthermore encouraged to avoid public gatherings on Fridays; and are advised to limit shopping to supermarkets with identifiable security measures in place.  The curfew for U.S. Embassy personnel continues to remain in effect between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. until further notice.  U.S. citizens should consider adopting similar security practices, especially in view of the upcoming anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

The U.S. Embassy advises against travel into N’Djamena and in the Lake Chad region.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to review and follow the guidance in the Travel Warning for Chad, and remain alert for potentially dangerous situations. U.S. citizens should avoid locations frequented by foreigners, including shops, restaurants, bars, and places of worship. U.S. citizens are reminded to exercise caution throughout Chad, and maintain vigilance in daily affairs, even when visiting familiar locations.

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