On 22 October 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam issued a Security Alert, which reads in part as follows:

“Event: The 2020 Tanzanian and Zanzibari general elections are scheduled for Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

“U.S. citizens in Tanzania should heighten awareness and caution during the election period. There is an increased possibility of protests, marches, or rallies related to political activities occurring in Dar es Salaam and throughout Tanzania. These types of activities may increase the risk of violence, civil crime, and COVID-19 transmission. U.S. citizens should avoid demonstrations and crowds and take proper precautions against the spread of COVID-19.”