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Ecuador: Several social organizations are planning political demonstrations nationwide beginning Oct. 26. We received re...
10/26/2021

Ecuador: Several social organizations are planning political demonstrations nationwide beginning Oct. 26. We received reports of blocked highways in Andean and Amazonian provinces. In Quito, a demonstration is planned for El Arbolito and El Ejido Parks. http://ow.ly/4Nys50GyRfa

Ecuador: Several social organizations are planning political demonstrations nationwide beginning Oct. 26. We received reports of blocked highways in Andean and Amazonian provinces. In Quito, a demonstration is planned for El Arbolito and El Ejido Parks. http://ow.ly/4Nys50GyRfa

The following Travel Advisories have been raised to or reissued at Level 3 - Reconsider travel:⚠️Sri Lanka ⚠️Mauritius ⚠...
10/26/2021

The following Travel Advisories have been raised to or reissued at Level 3 - Reconsider travel:
⚠️Sri Lanka
⚠️Mauritius
⚠️Indonesia
⚠️Guatemala
⚠️French West Indies
⚠️Egypt
⚠️Dominican Republic
⚠️Colombia
⚠️Cayman Islands
So see more click here: http://ow.ly/N6Ks50GyNLr

The following Travel Advisories have been raised to or reissued at Level 3 - Reconsider travel:
⚠️Sri Lanka
⚠️Mauritius
⚠️Indonesia
⚠️Guatemala
⚠️French West Indies
⚠️Egypt
⚠️Dominican Republic
⚠️Colombia
⚠️Cayman Islands
So see more click here: http://ow.ly/N6Ks50GyNLr

The following countries' Travel Advisories have been raised to or reissued at Level 4 - Do Not Travel:⛔️Ukraine ⛔️Mali ⛔...
10/26/2021

The following countries' Travel Advisories have been raised to or reissued at Level 4 - Do Not Travel:
⛔️Ukraine
⛔️Mali
⛔️Libya
⛔️Lebanon
See advisories: http://ow.ly/PQqR50GyNC4

The following countries' Travel Advisories have been raised to or reissued at Level 4 - Do Not Travel:
⛔️Ukraine
⛔️Mali
⛔️Libya
⛔️Lebanon
See advisories: http://ow.ly/PQqR50GyNC4

Lesotho:  There is an ongoing protest at the National University of Lesotho. Press reports indicate people may have been...
10/26/2021

Lesotho: There is an ongoing protest at the National University of Lesotho. Press reports indicate people may have been injured during the protest. Avoid the area. Monitor local media for updates. Avoid crowds and demonstrations. http://ow.ly/wQsx50GywOf

Lesotho: There is an ongoing protest at the National University of Lesotho. Press reports indicate people may have been injured during the protest. Avoid the area. Monitor local media for updates. Avoid crowds and demonstrations. http://ow.ly/wQsx50GywOf

Returning home from overseas? Find more information on the new travel policy below.
10/26/2021

Returning home from overseas? Find more information on the new travel policy below.

Beginning November 8, the U.S. will have a new policy for Americans returning home after traveling abroad. Here’s what you need to know before you go: https://go.usa.gov/xeqyy

Visit https://go.usa.gov/xeqyy for more information on how to visit family and friends in the U.S.
10/25/2021

Visit https://go.usa.gov/xeqyy for more information on how to visit family and friends in the U.S.

For more information and FAQs on the United States’ new international air travel policy that begins November 8, visit: https://go.usa.gov/xeqyy

Haiti: The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince rescheduled all routine appointments through Friday, October 29. The embassy r...
10/25/2021

Haiti: The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince rescheduled all routine appointments through Friday, October 29. The embassy remains open for emergency services for U.S. Citizens. Avoid all unnecessary travel as the security situation is highly unpredictable. http://ow.ly/B3s750GxUE1

Haiti: The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince rescheduled all routine appointments through Friday, October 29. The embassy remains open for emergency services for U.S. Citizens. Avoid all unnecessary travel as the security situation is highly unpredictable. http://ow.ly/B3s750GxUE1

Sudan: We have received reports that armed forces are blocking certain areas in and around Khartoum. Internet in Khartou...
10/25/2021

Sudan: We have received reports that armed forces are blocking certain areas in and around Khartoum. Internet in Khartoum is non-functional. The Embassy is advising American citizens to shelter in place and remain aware of their surroundings.
http://ow.ly/G9PW50Gxp5C

Sudan: We have received reports that armed forces are blocking certain areas in and around Khartoum. Internet in Khartoum is non-functional. The Embassy is advising American citizens to shelter in place and remain aware of their surroundings.
http://ow.ly/G9PW50Gxp5C

Democratic Republic of the Congo: There are reports of possible demonstration activity in Goma and other locations in No...
10/24/2021

Democratic Republic of the Congo: There are reports of possible demonstration activity in Goma and other locations in North Kivu province for Monday, October 25. http://ow.ly/NarG50GwU50

Democratic Republic of the Congo: There are reports of possible demonstration activity in Goma and other locations in North Kivu province for Monday, October 25. http://ow.ly/NarG50GwU50

Mexico: Following last night’s clashes between Mexican authorities and criminal armed groups, U.S. officials in Matamoro...
10/23/2021

Mexico: Following last night’s clashes between Mexican authorities and criminal armed groups, U.S. officials in Matamoros will restrict their movements to home, work, and U.S. Ports of Entry and shelter in place between 7:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. http://ow.ly/HxQR50GwMR8

Mexico: Following last night’s clashes between Mexican authorities and criminal armed groups, U.S. officials in Matamoros will restrict their movements to home, work, and U.S. Ports of Entry and shelter in place between 7:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. http://ow.ly/HxQR50GwMR8

Mexico: Hurricane Rick is forecast to be a major hurricane when it reaches the coast of southern Mexico on Sunday night ...
10/23/2021

Mexico: Hurricane Rick is forecast to be a major hurricane when it reaches the coast of southern Mexico on Sunday night or Monday. Heavy rains, strong winds, and heavy surf are expected, which could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides. http://ow.ly/2jCU50GwLm3

Mexico: Hurricane Rick is forecast to be a major hurricane when it reaches the coast of southern Mexico on Sunday night or Monday. Heavy rains, strong winds, and heavy surf are expected, which could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides. http://ow.ly/2jCU50GwLm3

Mexico: Gunfire has been reported between Mexican security forces and criminal groups in Matamoros. U.S. personnel in Ma...
10/23/2021

Mexico: Gunfire has been reported between Mexican security forces and criminal groups in Matamoros. U.S. personnel in Matamoros have been instructed to shelter in place until further notice. There are reports of illegal roadblocks throughout the city. http://ow.ly/svuh50GwKXJ

Mexico: Gunfire has been reported between Mexican security forces and criminal groups in Matamoros. U.S. personnel in Matamoros have been instructed to shelter in place until further notice. There are reports of illegal roadblocks throughout the city. http://ow.ly/svuh50GwKXJ

Haiti: Several workers unions are calling for the launch of an operation “fèmen peyi” (“closed country”) on Monday, Octo...
10/22/2021

Haiti: Several workers unions are calling for the launch of an operation “fèmen peyi” (“closed country”) on Monday, October 25, 2021. Please avoid all unnecessary travel and remain vigilant as the security situation continues to be highly unpredictable. http://ow.ly/433950GwAPn

Haiti: Several workers unions are calling for the launch of an operation “fèmen peyi” (“closed country”) on Monday, October 25, 2021. Please avoid all unnecessary travel and remain vigilant as the security situation continues to be highly unpredictable. http://ow.ly/433950GwAPn

France: Demonstrations will occur this weekend at multiple locations including Paris, Lyon, and Marseille. Violence is e...
10/22/2021

France: Demonstrations will occur this weekend at multiple locations including Paris, Lyon, and Marseille. Violence is expected at some locations. Avoid these areas. Exercise caution in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests. For more details see http://ow.ly/Gy2a50Gwz2V

France: Demonstrations will occur this weekend at multiple locations including Paris, Lyon, and Marseille. Violence is expected at some locations. Avoid these areas. Exercise caution in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests. For more details see http://ow.ly/Gy2a50Gwz2V

Haiti: There are numerous reports of roadblocks and burning tires throughout Port-au-Prince.  Please avoid all unnecessa...
10/21/2021

Haiti: There are numerous reports of roadblocks and burning tires throughout Port-au-Prince. Please avoid all unnecessary travel and remain vigilant as the security situation is highly unpredictable. http://ow.ly/W5ff50GvCFs

Haiti: There are numerous reports of roadblocks and burning tires throughout Port-au-Prince. Please avoid all unnecessary travel and remain vigilant as the security situation is highly unpredictable. http://ow.ly/W5ff50GvCFs

Ecuador: Political demonstrations are expected on October 20 starting at El Arbolito Park in Quito and finishing at the ...
10/20/2021

Ecuador: Political demonstrations are expected on October 20 starting at El Arbolito Park in Quito and finishing at the Presidential Palace. Some past demonstrations turned violent and security forces responded with crowd dispersal agents. http://ow.ly/WgBR50GuOpe

Ecuador: Political demonstrations are expected on October 20 starting at El Arbolito Park in Quito and finishing at the Presidential Palace. Some past demonstrations turned violent and security forces responded with crowd dispersal agents. http://ow.ly/WgBR50GuOpe

Colombia: The U.S. Embassy is aware of planned demonstration activities throughout Bogota. You may encounter disturbance...
10/20/2021

Colombia: The U.S. Embassy is aware of planned demonstration activities throughout Bogota. You may encounter disturbances, traffic detours, and delays. http://ow.ly/3Qne50GuO36

Colombia: The U.S. Embassy is aware of planned demonstration activities throughout Bogota. You may encounter disturbances, traffic detours, and delays. http://ow.ly/3Qne50GuO36

Haiti: The association of drivers of petroleum products (ACPPH) called for a strike on October 21. There are continued r...
10/20/2021

Haiti: The association of drivers of petroleum products (ACPPH) called for a strike on October 21. There are continued reports of insecurity in and around gas stations due to a lack of fuel. Avoid unnecessary travel and remain vigilant. http://ow.ly/L1pU50GuJm6

Haiti: The association of drivers of petroleum products (ACPPH) called for a strike on October 21. There are continued reports of insecurity in and around gas stations due to a lack of fuel. Avoid unnecessary travel and remain vigilant. http://ow.ly/L1pU50GuJm6

Nigeria: There are currently groups of protesters around the Lekki Toll Gate area in Lagos. The police have deployed tea...
10/20/2021

Nigeria: There are currently groups of protesters around the Lekki Toll Gate area in Lagos. The police have deployed tear gas and traffic is currently blocked. Consulate personnel are advised to avoid the area. Please consider alternate routes. http://ow.ly/u6mK50GutAp

Nigeria: There are currently groups of protesters around the Lekki Toll Gate area in Lagos. The police have deployed tear gas and traffic is currently blocked. Consulate personnel are advised to avoid the area. Please consider alternate routes. http://ow.ly/u6mK50GutAp

Guatemala: Protests by retired Guatemalan military officials have turned violent at the Guatemalan Congressional Buildin...
10/20/2021

Guatemala: Protests by retired Guatemalan military officials have turned violent at the Guatemalan Congressional Building. Please avoid the area immediately. Remain alert for unanticipated demonstration locations and road closures. http://ow.ly/HCTQ50GuguF

Guatemala: Protests by retired Guatemalan military officials have turned violent at the Guatemalan Congressional Building. Please avoid the area immediately. Remain alert for unanticipated demonstration locations and road closures. http://ow.ly/HCTQ50GuguF

Sudan: Expect demonstrations on October 21. Times and locations are unknown but will likely be throughout Khartoum and o...
10/19/2021

Sudan: Expect demonstrations on October 21. Times and locations are unknown but will likely be throughout Khartoum and other states. Demonstrations may result in road closures and have the potential to escalate. Minimize travel and avoid public areas. http://ow.ly/n6kw50Gt7sE

Sudan: Expect demonstrations on October 21. Times and locations are unknown but will likely be throughout Khartoum and other states. Demonstrations may result in road closures and have the potential to escalate. Minimize travel and avoid public areas. http://ow.ly/n6kw50Gt7sE

Eswatini: PSAs plan to deliver a petition to the Mbabane Ministry of Public Service on October 20, meeting at 9:00 a.m. ...
10/19/2021

Eswatini: PSAs plan to deliver a petition to the Mbabane Ministry of Public Service on October 20, meeting at 9:00 a.m. at Coronation Park. There is no indication of violence. Avoid the demonstration routes and the Central Business District. http://ow.ly/gI7T50Gu8PB

Eswatini: PSAs plan to deliver a petition to the Mbabane Ministry of Public Service on October 20, meeting at 9:00 a.m. at Coronation Park. There is no indication of violence. Avoid the demonstration routes and the Central Business District. http://ow.ly/gI7T50Gu8PB

#DV2023: Don’t let someone else enter for you & leave out your spouse/children. ALL family members should be included in...
10/18/2021

#DV2023: Don’t let someone else enter for you & leave out your spouse/children. ALL family members should be included in your entry. https://dvprogram.state.gov/

#DV2023: Don’t let someone else enter for you & leave out your spouse/children. ALL family members should be included in your entry. https://dvprogram.state.gov/

Albania: A protest has been announced for today marching from Skanderbeg Square to the Prime Minister’s office. This pro...
10/18/2021

Albania: A protest has been announced for today marching from Skanderbeg Square to the Prime Minister’s office. This protest may migrate to alternate locations in Tirana. Monitor local media for the latest information. http://ow.ly/1B3g50Gt3mP

Albania: A protest has been announced for today marching from Skanderbeg Square to the Prime Minister’s office. This protest may migrate to alternate locations in Tirana. Monitor local media for the latest information. http://ow.ly/1B3g50Gt3mP

Haiti: A general transportation strike and demonstrations are planned for Monday, October 18.  Avoid unnecessary travel ...
10/17/2021

Haiti: A general transportation strike and demonstrations are planned for Monday, October 18. Avoid unnecessary travel and remain vigilant. Avoid demonstrations and crowds. If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. http://ow.ly/6ydK50GsNYS

Haiti: A general transportation strike and demonstrations are planned for Monday, October 18. Avoid unnecessary travel and remain vigilant. Avoid demonstrations and crowds. If you encounter a roadblock, turn around and get to a safe area. http://ow.ly/6ydK50GsNYS

Haiti: There are reports of demonstrators on Delmas 95 heading toward Petion-Ville.  Avoid these areas and remain vigila...
10/17/2021

Haiti: There are reports of demonstrators on Delmas 95 heading toward Petion-Ville. Avoid these areas and remain vigilant- large gatherings can be unpredictable. Do not drive through roadblocks; if you encounter a roadblock, turn around. http://ow.ly/l7VT50GsKTg

Haiti: There are reports of demonstrators on Delmas 95 heading toward Petion-Ville. Avoid these areas and remain vigilant- large gatherings can be unpredictable. Do not drive through roadblocks; if you encounter a roadblock, turn around. http://ow.ly/l7VT50GsKTg

Spain: Expect demonstrations throughout Madrid from October 15-22. An Oct. 16 demonstration around Plaza de Jacinto Bene...
10/15/2021

Spain: Expect demonstrations throughout Madrid from October 15-22. An Oct. 16 demonstration around Plaza de Jacinto Benevento and Plaza de Tirso de Molina could grow larger than expected and cause disruption. U.S. personnel were advised to avoid the areas. http://ow.ly/hE1O50GslCh

Spain: Expect demonstrations throughout Madrid from October 15-22. An Oct. 16 demonstration around Plaza de Jacinto Benevento and Plaza de Tirso de Molina could grow larger than expected and cause disruption. U.S. personnel were advised to avoid the areas. http://ow.ly/hE1O50GslCh

Hispanic Heritage Month 2021: We recognize the contributions of more than 60 million Hispanic Americans to our culture a...
10/15/2021

Hispanic Heritage Month 2021: We recognize the contributions of more than 60 million Hispanic Americans to our culture and society.

Hispanic Heritage Month 2021: We recognize the contributions of more than 60 million Hispanic Americans to our culture and society.

Switzerland: Several October 16 demonstrations are expected in Bern. Exercise vigilance and heightened situational aware...
10/15/2021

Switzerland: Several October 16 demonstrations are expected in Bern. Exercise vigilance and heightened situational awareness, keep a low profile, prepare for traffic and public transportation disruptions, and monitor local media. http://ow.ly/lEVe50Gs9wO

Switzerland: Several October 16 demonstrations are expected in Bern. Exercise vigilance and heightened situational awareness, keep a low profile, prepare for traffic and public transportation disruptions, and monitor local media. http://ow.ly/lEVe50Gs9wO

France: Gilet Jaunes are calling on protestors throughout France on October 16. Past events resulted in violence and ser...
10/15/2021

France: Gilet Jaunes are calling on protestors throughout France on October 16. Past events resulted in violence and serious injuries. Remain patient and calm if caught in the disruptions. Expect additional Saturday and Sunday non-violent protests. http://ow.ly/Enbv50Gs72A

France: Gilet Jaunes are calling on protestors throughout France on October 16. Past events resulted in violence and serious injuries. Remain patient and calm if caught in the disruptions. Expect additional Saturday and Sunday non-violent protests. http://ow.ly/Enbv50Gs72A

Chile: The U.S. Embassy in Chile is anticipating potentially violent protests in Santiago and nationwide starting today ...
10/14/2021

Chile: The U.S. Embassy in Chile is anticipating potentially violent protests in Santiago and nationwide starting today through October 18 and beyond. Public transportation in Santiago and other cities may be disrupted and roads may be closed or blocked. http://ow.ly/uSS650GrGAt

Chile: The U.S. Embassy in Chile is anticipating potentially violent protests in Santiago and nationwide starting today through October 18 and beyond. Public transportation in Santiago and other cities may be disrupted and roads may be closed or blocked. http://ow.ly/uSS650GrGAt

Italy: Demonstrations will occur on October 15 and 16 throughout Rome, including Fiumicino Airport – Terminal T3, Piazza...
10/14/2021

Italy: Demonstrations will occur on October 15 and 16 throughout Rome, including Fiumicino Airport – Terminal T3, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Campo de’ Fiori, Piazza Bocca della Verita, and Piazza San Giovanni. Watch local media for updates. http://ow.ly/EeZZ50GrGou

Italy: Demonstrations will occur on October 15 and 16 throughout Rome, including Fiumicino Airport – Terminal T3, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Campo de’ Fiori, Piazza Bocca della Verita, and Piazza San Giovanni. Watch local media for updates. http://ow.ly/EeZZ50GrGou

September 15-October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. We recognize the contributions of more than 60 million Hispanic Amer...
10/14/2021

September 15-October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. We recognize the contributions of more than 60 million Hispanic Americans to our culture and society.

September 15-October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. We recognize the contributions of more than 60 million Hispanic Americans to our culture and society.

Burma: Immigration authorities instructed U.S. citizens to immediately depart Dawei, Laung Lone, and Thayet Chaung towns...
10/14/2021

Burma: Immigration authorities instructed U.S. citizens to immediately depart Dawei, Laung Lone, and Thayet Chaung townships in Tanintharyi Region due to security concerns. We advise against travel to or through these townships and urge vigilance. http://ow.ly/JdWI50GrtVC

Burma: Immigration authorities instructed U.S. citizens to immediately depart Dawei, Laung Lone, and Thayet Chaung townships in Tanintharyi Region due to security concerns. We advise against travel to or through these townships and urge vigilance. http://ow.ly/JdWI50GrtVC

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