Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bogota

Location: Bogota, Escuela General Santander

Event: There was an explosion the morning of Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Escuela General Santander (police academy), located at Carrera 45a Sur #47a-42 in Bogota.  This is a major thoroughfare for traffic to Soacha and points south of Bogota.  News media are reporting a number of fatalities and injuries.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.


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

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