Security Alert – U.S. EmbassyFreetown, Sierra Leone (3/1/2020)

Location: Guinean Embassy, Freetown

Event: Guinean Legislative elections

The Guinean legislative elections and constitutional referendum are scheduled to take place on Sunday, March 1.  On February 22, the Guinean Embassy in Freetown was attacked by Guinean nationals resulting in material damage to the building and one dead.  The Guinean Embassy will be used as a voting center during the elections. Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid the area of the Guinean Embassy on March 1; if you normally utilize this area, we recommend planning alternate routes for your travel plans.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.