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The U.S. Department of State alerts U.S. citizens traveling and residing abroad to the enhanced potential for anti-American violence following recent counter-terrorism activity in Pakistan.  Given the uncertainty and volatility of the current situation, U.S. citizens in areas where recent events could cause anti-American violence are strongly urged to limit their travel outside of their homes and hotels and avoid mass gatherings and demonstrations.  U.S. citizens should stay current with media coverage of local events and be aware of their surroundings at all times. This Travel Alert expires August 1, 2011.

U.S. Embassy operations in affected areas will continue to the extent possible under the constraints of any evolving security situation.  U.S. government facilities worldwide remain at a heightened state of alert.  These facilities may temporarily close or periodically suspend public services to assess their security posture.  In those instances, U.S. Embassies and Consulates will make every effort to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens.  U.S. citizens abroad are urged to monitor the local news and maintain contact with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

Media coverage of local events may cause family and friends to become concerned for their loved ones traveling and residing abroad.  We urge U.S. citizens to keep in regular contact with family and friends.  U.S. citizens living or traveling abroad are encour aged to enroll in the Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), to receive the latest travel updates and information and to obtain updated information on travel and security issues.

Travel information is also available at   Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or, for callers outside the United States and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.

For information on "What the Department of State Can and Can't Do in a Crisis," please visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs' website at  

For further information on specific countries, U.S. citizens should consult the Country Specific Information pages, Travel Alerts, and Travel Warnings at as well as the Worldwide Caution.

Travel Alerts

The U.S. consular section is located at the U.S. Embassy Malabo,

Carretera del Aeropuerto
KM-3 (El Paraiso), Apdo 95
Tel. (240) 333-098895; fax (240) 333-09-88-94. 

Normal Embassy business hours are:
Monday – Thursday: 08:00 – 17:30
Friday: 08:00 - 12:00

Hours of Operation for American services
Monday-Thursday: 10:00 – 15:00

For after hours emergencies, contact the Embassy’s duty officer at (240) 222-51-60-08 or (240) 222-27-31-93, or if not reachable in a crisis, call the 24-hour Operations Center at the State Department in Washington (001-202-647-1512).