Security Alert – U. S. Embassy for Madagascar and the Comoros, Antananarivo

Location: Throughout Anjouan, Comoros, especially urban areas in and between Mutsamudu and Ouani

Event: Civil unrest and demonstrations in response to a constitutional referendum continue sporadically on the island of Anjouan.  There are reports of gunfire and explosions, including several injuries and deaths.  The Government has issued a mandatory curfew beginning on October 15th from 8:00PM to 6:00AM for Anjouan.

U.S. embassy personnel are prohibited from traveling to Anjouan unless deemed essential.

Actions to take:

  • Avoid urban areas, especially in Anjouan, Mutsamudu, and Ouani.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
  • Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.


U.S. Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar
+261 2023 48000
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the U.S. Embassy/Consulate is: +261 34-49-328-54