Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Update

Demonstration Update – U.S. Mission, Ecuador – October 17, 2019 Location Streets and roads throughout the country, including key routes to the Quito airport, are open.  Public transportation and schools have resumed, and stores have reopened and restocked.  We recommend that all U.S. citizens continue to exercise increased caution and remain vigilant as demonstrations could …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Be Ready

Crisis Abroad: Be Ready – U.S. Mission, Ecuador, October 16, 2019 Think Ahead Recent events in Ecuador serve as a reminder that crises may occur anywhere at any time. The country is prone to natural disasters, such as earthquakes and volcano eruptions. The U.S. Mission in Ecuador reminds U.S. citizens of the importance of preparing …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Update

Demonstration Update – U.S. Mission, Ecuador – October 14, 2019 Location The U.S. Mission has received notification that road blockades have been lifted in cities and towns throughout the country, including within Quito, as part of an agreement reached between the Government of Ecuador and protest organizers. Event The Embassy is closely following announcements that …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration / Travel Alert

Demonstration / Travel Alert – U.S. Mission, Ecuador – October 12, 2019 Location The U.S. Mission has received notification that road blockades continue in cities and towns throughout the country, including within the capital Quito, as part of ongoing demonstrations. Event The Embassy continues to receive reports of demonstrations and road blockades in cities and …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration / Travel Alert

Demonstration / Travel Alert – U.S. Mission, Ecuador – October 8, 2019 Location The U.S. Mission has received notification that road blockades continue in cities and towns throughout the country as part of ongoing demonstrations. Event The Embassy continues to receive reports of demonstrations and road blockades in cities and towns throughout the country.  There …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – October 7, 2019 Location The Embassy has received notification that road blockades continue in cities and towns throughout the country as part of ongoing demonstrations. Event Although some transportation unions announced the suspension of their strike October 4, other groups continue to protest. The Embassy continues to …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert Update

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – October 5, 2019 Location The Embassy has received notification that road blockades continue in cities and towns throughout the country as part of continued demonstrations. Event Although the transportation unions announced the end of their strike October 4, other groups continue their protests. The Embassy continues to …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert (Update)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – October 4, 2019 Location The Embassy has received notification that road blockades continue in cities and towns throughout the country as part of the nationwide transportation strike. Event The Embassy continues to receive reports of demonstrations and road blockades in cities and towns throughout the country as …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – October 3, 2019 Location The Embassy has received notification of multiple road blockades in Quito, Santo Domingo, Cuenca, and Esmeraldas as part of the nationwide transportation strike. Other cities may also be affected. Event The Embassy has received reports of demonstrations and road blockades in and around …

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Natural Disaster Alert – U.S. Mission Ecuador

Natural Disaster Alert – U. S. Mission Ecuador (26 June 2018)   Location:  Sierra Negra Volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos, Ecuador Event:  According to the Ecuadorian Geographic Institute, on June 26, 2018 the Sierra Negra Volcano began erupting.  Rural area habitants have been evacuated to Puerto Villamil as a precaution.  The Ecuadorian Geographic Institute has advised …

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Security Alert – U.S. Mission Ecuador

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Security Alert for U.S. Citizens March 16, 2018 Location: City of Borbón, Esmeraldas province, Ecuador Event: An improvised explosive device detonated at an Ecuadorian naval station in Borbón, Ecuador on March 16, 2018. Initial reports state there were no injuries or deaths, but significant damage to the facility. This is in Esmeralda …

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Natural Disaster Alert – U.S. Mission Ecuador

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Security Alert for U.S. Citizens: Galapagos region January 16, 2018   Location: Sierra Negra Volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos, Ecuador Event: According to the Ecuadorian Geographic Institute, greater seismic activity near the Sierra Negra Volcano indicates that an eruption may occur in the near future. The Ecuadorian Geographic Institute has advised visitors to …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Bomb Threat at the Unidad de Transparencia y Lucha Contra la Corrupcion

The U.S. Embassy has learned of a confirmed bomb threat at the “Unidad de Transparencia y Lucha Contra la Corrupcion” located at Patria Avenue and 9 de Octubre, two blocks west of the Hilton Colon hotel in Quito.  All U.S. citizens are advised to stay away from the area for the remainder of the day. …

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Hurricane Matthew: Information for U.S. Citizens

Hurricane Matthew, categorized by the National Hurricane Center as a major hurricane with sustained winds of over 110 mph, has passed directly over or near Cuba, Haiti, and The Bahamas. Further information about Hurricane Matthew is available from the  National Hurricane Center . The Bahamas:  The U.S. Embassy in Nassau is closed Wednesday, October 5, through Friday, October 7.  However, the embassy …

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