Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala – (February 22, 2021)

Location: Guatemala City

Event:  According to media reports, veterans of Guatemala’s armed forces will hold a demonstration at the Casa Presidencial, Zone 1, Guatemala City tomorrow, Tuesday February 23, 2021, starting at 6:00 am.

There is potential for protests and roadblocks in other municipalities in Guatemala.  The timing, size and duration of planned demonstrations can change.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid affected areas, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
  • 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.

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Guatemala City https://gt.usembassy.gov/

Tel. (502) 2326-4000

Amcitsguatemala@state.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Guatemala Country Information and Travel Advisory Page

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