Alert: Demonstrations on Monday, February 15, 2021

The U.S. Embassy is aware of ongoing demonstrations at various locations throughout Bogotá, including near Calle 13 and Carrera 90 (Fontibon parqueadero El Platon) as well as near Calle 9 and Carrera 32 (Parqueadero La Playa).  The demonstrations are part of a National Strike of Transporters.

U.S. Citizens should expect traffic delays, detours, and disruptions at these points and should avoid these areas.

The Embassy will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary.  While most protests remain peaceful, large crowds confronted by police or anti-riot forces may turn violent rapidly.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates on demonstrations and security conditions.
  • Exercise caution near large gatherings or protests.
  • Plan alternative travel routes or remain in place if planned travel is inhibited.
  • For emergency assistance, contact the Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy using the information below.

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