An official website of the United States government

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Bogota – Feb 9 Demonstrations near Universidad Distrital Francisco Jose de Caldas
February 9, 2023

Location:  Bogota  

Event:  The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that protesters are blocking Avenida Circunvalar near Calle 26 in front of the facilities of Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas 

The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid areas around demonstrations whenever possible and exercise caution when in the vicinity of large gatherings as even peaceful demonstrations have the potential to turn violent without any warning.

Actions to Take:    

  • Avoid protest areas.
  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Exercise vigilance.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Plan for alternative travel routes.


U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia   Tel. +57-1-275-2000 or 601-275-2000   acsbogota@state.gov   https://co.usembassy.gov/   

U.S. Consular Agency, Barranquilla   conagencybarranquilla@state.gov    

U.S. Department of State – Consular Affairs   1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444    

Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates   

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter