United States Embassy Antananarivo, Madagascar
Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstration in Antananarivo
August 17, 2016
U.S. Embassy Antananarivo cautions U.S. citizens to avoid the Avenue de l’Independence and its vicinity in central Antananarivo during a planned political protest on the morning of Friday, August 19, 2016. As with any political demonstration, there is the possibility of violent conflict with authorities.
U.S. citizens should exercise caution and avoid large crowds, gatherings, demonstrations or protests, as even peaceful gatherings can escalate into a violent or dangerous situation.
Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Madagascar Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler-Enrollment Program(STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Madagascar, located at Lot 207A Point Liberty, Andranoro-Antehiroka, Antananarivo 105, at +261 202348000, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday. The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +261 (0)344932854
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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