Security Alert – Heightened Middle East Tensions

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Cabo Verde (January 7, 2020) 

Location: Cabo Verde

Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions

There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad.  

Out of an abundance of caution, U.S. Embassy personnel are instructed to remain vigilant. 

The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed.  

Actions to Take

  • Keep a low profile. 
  • Be aware of your surroundings. 
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists 
  • Review your personal security plans.  
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.  


U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde

+238- 260-8900


State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444


Cabo Verde Country Information

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