Event: According to open source reporting, workers from the Ministry of Health have set up several roadblocks throughout the country which will impact traffic. We do not have specific information relating to start or end times for these blockades.
Please take precaution surrounding the following locations:
Km 49 San Miguel Morazán el Tejar
Km 121 San Antonio, Jutiapa
Km 163 Cruce de Mazatenango
Km 178 El Zarco
Km 212 Colomba Costa Cuca
Km 247 Cruce de la Virgen
CA-9 NORTH Ruta al Atlántico
Km 292 Puerto Barrios
Km 56 Ruta Antigua entre Palín y Escuintla
CA-13 de Izabal hacia El Petén
Km 364 San Luis Petén
While these demonstrations/roadblocks are planned to be peaceful, the Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that even peaceful protests have the potential to turn violent. U.S citizens should also remain alert to the possibility of demonstrations occurring at unanticipated times and locations. Demonstrations can quickly grow in size and often move from one location to another, thus potentially disrupting movement.
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
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