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The U.S. Embassy in Bangui suspended its operations on December 28, 2012 and can’t provide routine consular services to U.S. citizens in the Central African Republic. The Department of State warns all citizens against travel to the region.
Those currently traveling in the region should assess their security situation and strongly consider returning home.
Travelers who have decided to stay in the Central African Republic should enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) and stay up-to-date with current safety and security announcements.
General crime and security information can be found on the Department of State’s website under the country-specific information for the Central African Republic here.