Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Kampala (November 16, 2021)

Location:  Nakasero, near Parliament, the Central Police Station, and near several major hotels in downtown Kampala, Uganda

Event: Two explosions of unknown origin occurred in downtown Kampala, near Parliament. First responders are on the scene and the area is cordoned off.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area near Parliament in Nakasero, Kampala.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
  • Carry proper identification, including a U.S. passport with a current Ugandan visa.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.


U.S. Embassy Kampala, Uganda

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444