Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Luanda (Angola), Police Activity in the Vila Alice Neighborhood

The U.S. Embassy has received notification of a hostage situation and possible manhunt involving police and several armed assailants currently ongoing in the Vila Alice neighborhood of Luanda, near the Casa dos Frescos supermarket in the area of Primeiro De Maio.

U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area until further notice. Monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security, and follow instructions of local authorities.

For further information, call the Consular Section at the phone numbers listed below or send an email to consularluanda@state.gov. The U.S. Embassy also encourages U.S. citizens to review the "Traveler's Checklist", which includes valuable security information for those both living and traveling abroad.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council.