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Alert – Embassy of the United States Guatemala City, Guatemala – (December 11, 2022)
December 11, 2022

Alert – Embassy of the United States Guatemala City, Guatemala – (December 11, 2022)



Location: Guatemala   

Event: Volcanic eruption, Fuego Volcano  


The National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology (INSIVUMEH) reports Volcano Fuego has erupted, dispersing volcanic ash to the northeast, east, and southeast as far as Guatemala City.  

La Aurora International Airport has resumed flights having suspended operations earlier this morning, December 11.  RN-14 between Antigua and Escuintla is currently closed.  U.S. citizens are advised to stay alert, expect travel delays, and monitor local conditions. 

GOG Response Update: 

Closure of Route 14 between Antigua and Escuintla. 

CONRED (Coordinadora Nacional Para la Reducción de Desastres) and INSIVUMEH are issuing multiple daily bulletins. 

 Note U.S. Embassy operations are normal.  

Actions to Take: 

Review your personal security plans. 

For specific details on weather alerts and areas to avoid refer to http://insivumeh.gob.gt/ andhttps://conred.gob.gt 

Monitor local news for updates on road and airport closures. 

Keep doors and windows closed to minimize exposure to volcanic ash. 


U.S. Embassy Guatemala City    


Tel. (502) 2326-4000    


State Department – Consular Affairs     

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444    

Guatemala Country Information and Travel Advisory Page       

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