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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala
January 18, 2021

Message for U.S. CitizensLocation: Guatemala City

Event:  Due to ongoing protests that have turned violent, U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the Zone 1 area between 9a Avenida and 13 Calle.

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

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 https://gt.usembassy.gov/

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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