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

Location: Guatemala City

Event:  Due to a VIP visit, traffic congestion around Guatemala City on Monday, June 7th, is expected to be higher than usual and the public should expect significant delays. Specific areas impacted will be zones 10 and 1. Streets will be closed with little to no notice for indefinite periods of time. Additional security restrictions and checkpoints should also be expected.  The U.S. Embassy remains open.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid affected areas if possible, 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. 


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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