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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Zambia: Possible Terrorist Attack in South Africa
October 27, 2022

U.S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia
October 27, 2022
Security Alert

Location:  South Africa

Event:  The U.S. government has received information that terrorists may be planning to conduct an attack targeting large gatherings of people at an unspecified location in the greater Sandton area of Johannesburg, South Africa, on 29 October 2022. There is no further information regarding the timing, method, or target of the potential attack. The U.S. Embassy has advised staff to avoid crowds of people and other large public gatherings in the greater Sandton area of Johannesburg during the weekend of 29-30 October 2022.

Actions to Take:

Review country-specific COVID-19 entry/exit requirements on the Embassy’s COVID-19 information page.

In accordance with CDC guidance, delay your travel if you test positive for, or have symptoms of, COVID-19.


U.S. Embassy Lusaka

+(260) 211-357-000
+(260) 966-050-123
+(260) 761-107-000
Email:  ACSLusaka@state.gov

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