Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Bureh Beach Party

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Freetown, Sierra Leone (December 8-9, 2018)

Location: Bureh Beach

Event:  December 8 to December 9, 2018, a Sierra Leone political organization is hosting a large beach party.  As with any large gathering, there is a risk of increased petty crime, including pickpocketing.  If travelling south of Freetown, exercise caution and expect large crowds and heavy traffic.

Actions to Take:

  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.