Security Alert

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala – (January 21, 2019)

Location: Guatemala City

Event:  An explosion occurred on a bus today in 9thAve. and 8th Street in Zone 7, Guatemala City.  There are reports of multiple injuries.  Guatemalan police are investigating the incident and indicate it was an attack related to extortion.  So far, there are no reports of injured U.S. Citizens.  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 areas of demonstrations, 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 202-501-4444
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