Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala

June 30, 2020

Location: Guatemala 

Event:  The Embassy has received confirmed reports that a demonstration will take place in Guatemala City on June 30, beginning at El Obelisco at 11:00 a.m., then progress to the Congress of Guatemala.  According to the information received, the demonstration is being organized against certain COVID-related policies put in place by the Guatemalan government.

The Embassy recommends that American Citizens avoid traveling in the vicinity of Avenida Reforma in Guatemala City from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed.  Embassy operations are normal.

Actions to Take:

  • Review your personal security plans and remain aware of your surroundings, including local events.
  • Monitor local news for updates.
  • Maintain a high-level of vigilance, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security and follow instructions of local authorities.
  • Avoid affected areas, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.


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 

Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEPto receive security updates 

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