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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Bogota – Curfew for Minors in Medellin, Colombia
February 6, 2024

Location: Medellin, Colombia

Event: The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of a new decree (Decreto 0082 de 2024) signed by the Mayor of Medellin, Federico Gutierrez Zuluaga, to restrict the movement of minors under the age of 18. The curfew is meant to protect children and adolescents from sexual exploitation in certain areas of high risk.

Decreto 0082 de 2024 went into force on January 31, 2024 and is expected to be in effect until July 31, 2024.  It states that minors under the age of 18 are not allowed in the following areas every day between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., unless they are accompanied by their parents:

  • Parque Lleras and surrounding streets;
  • Calle 33 corridor(including Calle 37 between Carreras 43A and 54, and between the Autopista and Carrera 80 in both directions);
  • The Candelaria (from Calle Colombia to Rojas Pinilla, between Calle Bolivar and Calle Cucuta, including Plaza de Botero and Parroquia de la Veracruz);
  • Corredor de la 70 (from Carrera 70 to Carrera 68A, between Calle 47D and Circular 1).

Actions to Take:

  • Unless accompanied by a parent, U.S. citizen minors should avoid the areas included in the decree between 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.
  • Carry proper identification.


U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia
Tel. +57-1-275-2000 or 601-275-2000

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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