Demonstration Alert: PanAmerican Highway Protests (05 April 2019).

Location: Pan-American Highway, Departments of Cauca, Valle del Cauca, Huila and Caqueta, Colombia Event: Protestors have blocked parts of the Pan-American Highway since March 12, disrupting transportation and causing shortages of fuel and supplies.  Police have clashed with protestors.  U.S. Embassy employees require advance permission to travel to these areas. Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the Pan-American Highway. Consult local contacts for alternate travel routes, and consider traveling by air.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.

Assistance: U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia Tel. +57-1-275-2000 After-hours emergencies +57-1-275-4021   U.S. Consular Agency, Barranquilla Tel. +57-5-353-2001 State Department – Consular Affairs 1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444 Colombia Country Information Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates Follow us on Facebook and Twitter