Americans warned about travelling to South Africa

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Americans warned about travelling to South Africa
Americans warned about travelling to South Africa. Photo: FNSA

The US Government issued a statement in which they cautioned Americans against travelling to South Africa and published a list of measures to take to avoid becoming victim of crime and political unrest.

Front National acknowledges the importance of this, following the interaction between the US President’s office and the SA Government regarding the situation in South Africa.

All of this helps to make the world aware of the mess we are dealing with.

The statement read:

Exercise increased caution in South Africa due to crime, civil unrest, and drought.

Violent crime, such as armed robbery, rape, carjacking, mugging, and “smash-and-grab” attacks on vehicles, is common. There is a higher risk of violent crime in the central business districts of major cities after dark.

Demonstrations, protests, and strikes occur frequently. These can develop quickly without prior notification, often interrupting traffic, transportation, and other services; such events have the potential to turn violent.

South Africa’s Western, Eastern, and Northern Cape Provinces are experiencing a severe drought. Water restrictions in Cape Town, which limit household water use to 50 liters per person per day, remain in effect. Water supplies in some other areas may also be affected. Please see our Alerts for up-to-date information.

Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

If you decide to travel to South Africa:
•Avoid walking alone, especially after dark.
•Avoid visiting informal settlement areas unless you are with someone familiar with the area.
•Do not display cash or valuables.
•Drive with doors locked and windows closed.
•Always carry a copy of your U.S. passport and visa (if applicable). Keep original documents in a secure location.

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