Event: The Embassy has received unconfirmed reports that a demonstration will take place in Guatemala City on June 18, beginning at El Obelisco at 10:00 a.m., then progressing to the National Palace. According to the information received, the demonstration is being organized against certain COVID-related policies put in place by the Guatemalan government.
The Embassy recommends that American Citizens avoid traveling in the vicinity of Avenida Reforma in Guatemala City from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. 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 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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