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Caution Alert: OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg

Aug 01, 2017

Safari Club International members planning travel arrangements through OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg should be aware of the recent U.S. Department of State travel advisory released on July 25, 2017.

According to the Department of State travelers should, “Exercise caution when arranging ground transportation from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to hotels, guest houses, and residences.  Numerous U.S. citizens and other travelers have been robbed at gun point while traveling from OR Tambo International Airport to their place of lodging in what are known as “follow home” robberies.”

The Department of State also recommends travelers to avoid nighttime arrivals and avoid using ATMs or display expensive jewelry, watches, or luggage while at the airport.

Updated travel advisories and warnings for Johannesburg can be found here: https://za.usembassy.gov/security-message-u-s-citizens-robberies-passengers-johannesburgs-tambo-airport/

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