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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Bogota – Protests near Universidades Distrital and Nacional April 19, 2023
April 19, 2023

Location: Bogota

Event: The U.S. Embassy is monitoring reports of a protest occurring at Universidad Distrital and Universidad Nacional. The northbound lane of Circunvalar near Calle 26 is currently closed with reports of protestors clashing with police. Some of the southbound lane of Carrera 30 (NQS) near Calle 53 to 45 is also currently closed.

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

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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