The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that the city of Manizales has activated its emergency plan following flooding and landslides that caused a number of fatalities the night of April 18-19. Power is out in much of the city, which is located in Colombia’s popular coffee region.
U.S. citizens traveling to Manizales should consult with their hotel or tour operator about current conditions. U.S. citizens in the region should follow the instructions of Colombian authorities and should monitor news media. U.S. citizens needing assistance should contact the embassy.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Colombia Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Colombia, located at Carrera 45, # 24B-27, Bogotá, D.C., by email at email@example.com or by telephone at +571-1 275-2000, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 m. Monday through Friday. Non-emergency services are offered by appointment. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +571-1 275-4021.
- The Embassy operates a Consular Agency in Barranquilla, Colombia which also provides assistance to U.S. citizens. The Barranquilla Consular Agency is located at Calle 77B No. 57-141, suite 511, tel. (575) 353-2001. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. You can schedule a non-emergency service by calling the Consular Agency.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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