Alert: State of Emergency

Date:  June 18, 2022

Location:  Nationwide

Event:  The Government of Ecuador issued executive order 455 June 17 and declared a 30-day State of Emergency in Pichincha, Cotopaxi, and Imbabura provinces.  The order permits the armed forces and police to take actions necessary to maintain public order and suspends the right of assembly in public spaces for groups infringing on the rights of others.  The order also imposes a curfew from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. in the city of Quito, with exceptions that include travel to and from the airport.  CONAIE leadership still plans to move demonstrators to Quito on June 18-19 and there are continuing reports of road blocks around the country.  There have also been some reports of violence.  We urge you to remain vigilant, closely monitor the situation for updates, avoid road travel, and remain in place.  U.S. official personnel have also been restricted in their movements and advised to remain in place.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid areas affected by demonstrations.
  • Consult ECU911 information on latest road closures.
  • Monitor local media for updates on affected areas.
  • Avoid travel and remain in place.