Official Travel Advice for Swaziland
Editorial update to country name throughout
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 19 Jun 2018.
On 19 April 2018, King Mswati III announced that Swaziland had officially changed its name to Eswatini.
There’s no British diplomatic representation in Eswatini. If you need emergency consular assistance, you can contact the British High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa.
Most visits are trouble-free. Crime levels are relatively low for the southern Africa region, but you should take sensible precautions as there is often an increase in criminal activity during the festive season. See Crime
You should avoid rallies, demonstrations and gatherings as these can be dispersed forcefully by the police.
Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Eswatini, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
Quick Facts Tourist Information for:Swaziland
Drive on the: left
Visitors/Tourists: 879,000 in 2011
Swati (official language) 58%
Mbabane (also largest city)
Lobamba (also largest city)