Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Event: Demonstrations in Bogotá on September 9, 2021 – Update
The U.S. Embassy is aware of planned demonstration activities in Bogotá on September 9, 2021.
Demonstrations, which may affect travel and could turn violent, are expected in the following locations in Bogotá:
- Suba – Avenida Cali
- Plaza de Bolivar
- Transmilenio Stations
- Downtown – Parque Bicentenario
- Parque Nacional
- Universidad Nacional
- Universidad Distrital
- Universidad Pedagogica
- Concejo de Bogota
Exact routes for all demonstrations and marches are subject to change. You may encounter disturbances, traffic detours, and delays associated with these events.
While most protests remain peaceful, large crowds confronted by police or anti-riot forces may turn violent rapidly. If you require assistance, please contact us at the phone number and/or email provided below.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid protest areas.
- Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
- Keep a low profile.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Plan for alternative travel routes or remain in place if travel becomes difficult.
- U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia
- U.S. Consular Agency, Barranquilla
- U.S. Department of State – Consular Affairs
1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444
- Colombia Country Information
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