U.S. Update Travel Advisory to Conflict Prone Central Africa Republic

US STATE DEPARTMENTU.S. has updated travel advisory to the conflict prone Central Africa Republic (CAR).

Through the Department of State, U.S. earlier issued the travel alert calling its citizens to avoid non-essential travel to CAR citing unstable security and high incidence of violent crimes.

Department of State said the decision to issue the alert was as a result of unpredictable security situation characterized armed groups.

 ‘‘We urge U.S. citizens who are currently in CAR to consider departing. U.S. citizens in CAR who require consular assistance should contact the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon” the statement said.

U.S. also called on its citizens in CAR to leave saying it was important because in the event of unrest, airport, land border, and road closures may occur with little or no notice.

The latest travel alert replaces an earlier one dated April 14, 2016.

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