Message for Department of Defense Retirees and Eligible Family Members Enrolled in TRICARE

Please direct all questions or comments to DAOQuito@state.gov *** Event:   The U.S. Embassy in Quito is pleased to announce that representatives from the International SOS and TRICARE Area Office – Latin America and Canada will visit Quito to provide information and address any issues or concerns regarding the TRICARE Overseas program. Who: TRICARE Overseas beneficiaries When:  October ...
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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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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Season Safety and Security Reminder

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Security Message for U.S. Citizens Holiday Season Safety and Security Reminder December 22, 2017 As holiday celebrations in Ecuador are beginning, so too is the seasonal surge in crime. The threat of street crime (e.g. purse snatchings, pickpockets) is higher in areas where there are large crowds, and U.S. citizens are strongly ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in the area of Avenida Naciones Unidas and Rio Amazonas

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in the area of Avenida Naciones Unidas and Rio Amazonas December 13, 2017 The U.S. Embassy has learned of protests in the area of Avenida Naciones Unidas and Rio Amazonas in Quito. The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid the area for the rest of the ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential demonstrations at Alianza PAIS (AP) headquarters on Shyris Avenue

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential demonstrations at Alianza PAIS (AP) headquarters on Shyris Avenue November 28, 2017 Police have closed Shyris Avenue between Portugal Street and Holanda Street because of potential demonstrations at Alianza PAIS (AP) headquarters and these street closings may be extended if circumstances warrant. The atmosphere is politically ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Bomb Threat Unicornio Shopping Center, Quito

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Bomb Threat Unicornio Shopping Center, Quito October 2, 2017 The U.S. Embassy has learned of a confirmed bomb threat to the Unicornio Shopping Center in Quito. According to police contacts, the shopping center has been evacuated and is being searched by Ecuadorian authorities. All U.S. citizens are ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential for Election-Related Violence

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential for Election-Related Violence March 31, 2017 The Ecuadorian presidential election will be held on April 2 and may create the potential for violent protests. As a precautionary measure, the U.S. Embassy recommends all U.S. citizens avoid the area near the Consejo Nacional Electoral (CNE) in Quito ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update Insel Air

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update Insel Air February 7, 2017 This message is to inform U.S. citizens that, effective immediately, U.S. government personnel under Chief of Mission authority in Ecuador are prohibited from using Curaçao-based Insel Air for official travel. This message is an update to a February 3, 2017, security ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Insel Air

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Insel Air February 3, 2017 This message is to inform U.S. citizens that U.S. Consulate General Curaçao has temporarily prohibited U.S. Consulate Curacao personnel from flying on Insel Air.  The Consulate adopted this policy following an internal review of safety-related considerations. You are receiving this message because Insel Air also ...
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Extended State of Emergency in Morona Santiago

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Extended State of Emergency in Morona Santiago January 26, 2017 The Government of Ecuador declared a 30-day state of emergency for the province of Morona Santiago on December 14, 2016. On January 12, the government extended the state of emergency for an additional 30 days. We recommend U.S. citizens avoid unnecessary travel ...
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State of Emergency in Morona Santiago

U.S. Mission, Ecuador State of Emergency in Morona Santiago December 23, 2016 The Government of Ecuador declared a state of emergency for the province of Morona Santiago on December 14, 2016.  We recommend U.S. citizens avoid unnecessary travel to this province until the state of emergency is lifted. Demonstrations and other potentially violent acts have ...
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Holiday Safety

Safety Message for U.S. Citizens Holiday Safety December 21, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Quito and U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil would like to remind U.S. citizens that as holiday celebrations in Ecuador are beginning, so too is the seasonal surge in crime.  The threat of street crime (e.g. purse snatchings, pickpockets) is higher in areas where ...
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Demonstrations in Ecuador on August 25, 2016

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Security Message for U.S. Citizens Demonstrations in Ecuador on August 25, 2016   U.S. Mission Ecuador informs U.S. citizens living and traveling in Ecuador that on Thursday, August 25, 2016, demonstrations are planned throughout Ecuador.  We recommend U.S. citizens avoid areas where protests are planned.  You should expect transportation delays and detours ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens – Telephone Outage July 23, 2016

Embassy’s telephone switchboard will be taken offline on Saturday, July 23 from approximately 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in order to perform maintenance and upgrades. All Embassy telephone lines will be down including the local telephone service. The U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil will not be affected. U.S. citizens with emergencies should call 099-788-3222 (011-593-99-788-3222 ...
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Update on April 16 earthquake

Safety Message for U.S. Citizens Update on April 16 earthquake April 19, 2016 The U.S. Mission in Ecuador remains committed to assisting U.S. citizens in the aftermath of the April 16 earthquake.  We have sent a Consular Assistance Team to Manabí to provide consular assistance to U.S. citizens, including accounting for U.S. citizens in the area, helping ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

Safety Message for U.S. Citizens Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens April 17, 2016 The U.S. Mission is aware of significant damage caused by the April 16 earthquake, and continues to closely monitor the situation. Some areas of the country have been badly damaged and are difficult to reach at this time. All major airports in Ecuador are ...
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Urgent Message regarding April 16 Earthquake

Safety Message for U.S. Citizens Urgent message regarding April 16 earthquake April 17, 2016 We express our condolences on the tragic loss of life resulting from the April 16 earthquake in Ecuador, and our thoughts go out to all those affected. We are closely monitoring the situation and remain in close contact with Ecuadorian authorities. We recommend ...
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URGENT: 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake

Security Message for U.S. Citizens URGENT: 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake April 16, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Quito would like to inform U.S. citizens throughout Ecuador that a 7.8 magnitude earthquake occurred at 1858 in northern Ecuador. Some local damage to buildings and possibly to bridges and roadways has been reported in Quito and Guayaquil. Cell phone ...
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Crime Advisory

Security Message for U.S. Citizens Crime Advisory March 1, 2016 In light of recent media reports regarding the robbery and murder of two foreign tourists in Montañita, a beach popular with tourists, the U.S. Embassy in Quito and U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil would like to remind U.S. citizens of the critical crime threat present in Ecuador. The ...
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Additional Information on Zika Virus

Security Message for U.S. Citizens Additional Information on Zika Virus January 27, 2016 The U.S. Embassy to Ecuador advises U.S. citizens that the Ecuadorian Ministry of Health has confirmed the presence of the mosquito-borne Zika Virus in various areas of the country. As we reported in our January 15 security message, there is a CDC ...
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Zika Virus Advisory

Safety Message for U.S. Citizens Zika Virus Advisory January 15, 2016 The U.S. Mission in Ecuador informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is upgrading its advisories regarding the Zika Virus . For general information about Zika, please visit the CDC website . To obtain Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) travel notices, call the CDC at 1-800-CDCINFO (1-800-232-4636) ...
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