Travel Alert Status
Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
Eswatini is experiencing dangerous civil unrest and protests across the country. The government of Eswatini has announced a nationwide curfew from 1800 – 0500. KMIII International Airport has suspended operations. Communication disruptions, including internet and cell phone service, are occurring,
The U.S. Embassy has limited ability to assist U.S. citizens in Eswatini.
On July 1, 2021, the Department allowed for the voluntary departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees and their family members.
Safety and Security
Public protests, demonstrations, and strikes occur from time to time in Swaziland and are mostly in response to on-going labor relations/difficulties. Armed law enforcement personnel have been known to use force to disrupt such events. During the course of such events, police may not distinguish between “innocent bystanders” and protesters. U.S. citizens should avoid crowds, political rallies, and street demonstrations.