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Africa Cup Soccer Notice

Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2012 Soccer Tournament

Gabon will co-host the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2012 soccer tournament from January 21 to February 12.  Embassy Consular services will be closed on the following days due to scheduled soccer matches: January 23, 27, 31; February 1 and 8.

We encourage all U.S. citizens in Gabon during the games to enroll to receive updates from the Embassy. This allows the Embassy to know more accurately the number of U.S. citizens in Gabon,to contact U.S. citizens if necessary, and to quickly identify your emergency contact should you require such assistance.  There is no fee for this service.  U.S. citizens may enroll online through the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program or in person at the Embassy.

If you don't have internet access, current information on safety and security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States, or for callers from other countries, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).