Travel Alert: Available Commercial Flight Scheduled from Quito to Fort Lauderdale on Friday, April 10 – U.S. Embassy, Quito

Travel Alert: Available Commercial Flight Scheduled from Quito to Fort Lauderdale on Friday, April 10 U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – April 06, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) Event: Immediate Action: Commercial Flight Departing Quito Available on Friday, April 10 Tame Airlines scheduled a flight from Quito to Fort Lauderdale, FL Friday, April 10, at 2:45 a.m. …

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Travel Alert: Bus transport from Cuenca and Manta to Guayaquil for Last Scheduled Commercial Flight Departing Ecuador on Friday, April 10

Travel Alert: Bus transport from Cuenca and Manta to Guayaquil for Last Scheduled Commercial Flight Departing Ecuador on Friday, April 10 U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – April 05, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) Event: Immediate Action: Additional Commercial Flight Departing Guayaquil Available The Embassy is pleased to have facilitated the return home of over 2,700 U.S. …

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Travel Alert: Bus available from Manta and Cuenca to Guayaquil for Last Scheduled Commercial Flight Departing Ecuador-U.S. Embassy Quito,Ecuador

Travel Alert: Bus available from Manta and Cuenca to Guayaquil for Last Scheduled Commercial Flight Departing Ecuador U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – April 03, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) Event: Immediate Action: Commercial Flight Departing Guayaquil Available The Embassy is pleased to have facilitated the return home of over 2,700 U.S. citizens on commercial and State …

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Travel Alert: One Remaining Commercial Flight to the United States Available – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Travel Alert: One Remaining Commercial Flight to the United States Available – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – April 01, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) Event: Immediate Action: Commercial Flight Departing Guayaquil Available The Embassy is pleased to have facilitated the return home of over 2,700 U.S. citizens on commercial and State Department-chartered flights since March 19. …

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Health/Travel Alert: Assistance For U.S. Citizens In the Cuenca Region – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health/Travel Alert: Assistance For U.S. Citizens In the Cuenca Region – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – March 31, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) Event: Immediate Action: Last Scheduled Flight Wednesday, April 1. The Embassy is aware of one flight from Guayaquil for U.S. citizens to return to the United States. There are no scheduled commercial flights …

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Health/Travel Alert: Assistance For U.S. Citizens In the Cuenca Region – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health/Travel Alert: Assistance For U.S. Citizens In the Cuenca Region – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – March 30, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) Event: Immediate Action: Commercial Flight Option and Transport from Cuenca Region to Guayaquil The Embassy is aware of one flight from Guayaquil for U.S. citizens to return to the United States.  This flight …

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Health/Travel Alert: Assistance For U.S. Citizens In the Cuenca Region – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health/Travel Alert: Assistance For U.S. Citizens In the Cuenca Region – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – March 29, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) Event: Immediate Action: Commercial Flight Option and Transport from Cuenca Region to Guayaquil The Embassy is aware of one flight from Guayaquil for U.S. citizens to return to the United States.  This flight …

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Health/Travel Alert: For Citizens Still Needing Assistance Departing Ecuador – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health/Travel Alert: For Citizens Still Needing Assistance Departing Ecuador – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – March 28, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) To date the U.S. Mission in Ecuador has helped facilitate the return of more than 2,400 U.S. citizens to the United States – fully one-quarter of those yesterday, March 27.  However, we know there …

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Health/Travel Alert: Repatriation Update – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health/Travel Alert: Repatriation Update – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – March 28, 2020 Location: Ecuador (country-wide) Event: Commercial and Planned Military Flight Options The Embassy is aware of several flights with seats available from Quito and Guayaquil for U.S. citizens to return to the United States. These flights could fill at any time and there …

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Health/Travel Alert: Repatriation Update – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health/Travel Alert: Repatriation Update – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – March 27, 2020 LOCATION: Ecuador (country-wide) Today, four more U.S. State Department-sponsored flights departed Ecuador, two each from Guayaquil and Quito, returning 403 Americans home.  To date, a total of six U.S. State Department-sponsored flights have taken 631 Americans home.  Meanwhile, the U.S. Embassy in …

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Health/Travel Alert: Repatriation Update – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health/Travel Alert: Repatriation Update – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – March 27, 2020 LOCATION: Ecuador (country-wide) Today, two U.S. State Department-sponsored flights are to leave Guayaquil and another two are to depart Quito, returning another 500 Americans home. If you contacted us to request a U.S. State Department-sponsored flight, please check your email IMMEDIATELY to …

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Health/Travel Alert: Repatriation Update – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health/Travel Alert: Repatriation Update – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – March 26, 2020   LOCATION: Ecuador (country-wide) Today, two flights carrying more than 225 Americans departed Ecuador from Guayaquil and Quito on U.S. State Department-sponsored flights.  Tomorrow, two flights will leave Guayaquil and another two are to depart Quito, returning another 500 Americans home. Please …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy, Quito, Ecuador – March 26, 2020 EVENT: Travel to airport for State Department-chartered humanitarian flights A FEW SPACES REMAIN ON STATE DEPARTMENT-CHARTERED HUMANITARIAN FLIGHTS OUT OF QUITO AND GUAYAQUIL BOTH THURSDAY, MARCH 26, AND FRIDAY, MARCH 27. If you want to join one of these flights, IMMEDIATELY contact QTOUSCitizen@state.gov and …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy, Quito, Ecuador – March 25, 2020 EVENT: REGISTER NOW for U.S. State Department Humanitarian Charter Flights Available on Thursday and Friday Only PLEASE READ THIS MESSAGE IN ITS ENTIRETY.  We urge all U.S. citizens wishing to depart Ecuador to strongly consider taking one of the U.S. State Department-chartered humanitarian …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy, Quito, Ecuador – March 24, 2020 EVENT: United States Government Humanitarian Charter Flights Available NOW Please read this message in its entirety. I. STATE DEPARTMENT SPONSORED CHARTER FLIGHTS: U.S. citizens seeking to return to the United States from Ecuador may be able to access U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT-chartered humanitarian flights in …

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Department of State’s Global Effort to Bring Americans Home

Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson The Department of State is rising to meet the historic challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, every day, all over the world. We have no higher duty than to protect American citizens, and have launched an unprecedented global effort to bring home our citizens from every corner of the globe. As …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy, Quito, Ecuador – March 24, 2020 Event: Additional Commercial Flights Available The U.S. Embassy is working actively to facilitate return travel home.  We are tracking a limited number of forthcoming flights for U.S. citizens to return to the United States – and are pushing hard for more.   The U.S. Embassy website  includes all the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy, Quito, Ecuador – March 23, 2020 Event: Register your interest in returning to the United States. U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States should work with airlines to make travel arrangements if/when flights are available.  In case commercial transportation options cease to be available, we are compiling …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy, Quito, Ecuador – March 20, 2020 Location: Ecuador Event: The U.S. Embassy is working to facilitate return travel home for U.S. citizens in Ecuador.  We are aware of possible flights in the coming days arranged for U.S. citizens to return to the United States.  The U.S. Embassy website includes all the information we …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel March 19, 2020 The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy, Quito, Ecuador – March 18, 2020 Location: Ecuador Event: The U.S. Embassy is aware of possible charter flights arranged for U.S. citizens to return to the United States from Guayaquil.  Interested travelers should contact the airline directly at 855-216-7601, 877-971-0919, and 201-526-7616.  We strongly urge all travelers to not …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy, Quito, Ecuador – March 14, 2020 Location: Ecuador Event: The Government of Ecuador has confirmed there are 28 cases of COVID-19 in Ecuador to date and has implemented the following travel restrictions.  These restrictions could change at any time and with little warning: Beginning Sunday, March 15 at 11:59 p.m., all …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador (March 6, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador (March 6, 2020) Location: Ecuador Event: On March 5, the Ecuadorian Ministry of Public Health announced 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ecuador.  The Government of Ecuador has implemented enhanced screening to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers whose trips originate in China, South Korea, Italy, and Iran will be subject to mandatory …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Health Alert

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy, Quito, Ecuador – February 5, 2020 Location: Ecuador Event: The Ministry of Health, through analysis by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), confirmed the evening of February 4 that a patient hospitalized with potential symptoms of 2019-novel coronavirus does NOT in fact have the virus. There are currently …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy, Quito, Ecuador – January 7, 2020 Location: General area of U.S. Embassy, Quito, Ecuador Event: We have received reports of possible protests in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy for the afternoon of January 7, 2020.  The Embassy will be closed for routine services during the afternoon of January …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

Security Message – U.S. Mission, Ecuador – January 3, 2020 Location: Ecuador Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take Keep …

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Natural Disaster Alert – U. S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Natural Disaster Alert December 12, 2019 Location: Sangay Volcano, Morona Santiago Province, Ecuador. Event:  According to the Servicio Nacional de Gestion de Riesgos y Emergencias, there is increased volcanic activity at Sangay volcano.  The U.S. Embassy recommends that visitors do not hike up to the crater or approach the high areas of the volcano.  The …

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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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Security Alert – U.S. Mission Ecuador

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador – July 16, 2019 Location: 6 de Diciembre and Granados Ave. Shyris near Quicentro Mall. El Ciclista circle. The road to Cumbaya from Ave. Simón Bolivar. Arbolito Park. 10 de Agosto and Patria near El Ejido Park/ The Social Security Building. Panamericana (north and south bound) roads. Demonstrations are …

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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 22, 2016 The U.S. Mission in Ecuador remains committed to assisting U.S. citizens in the aftermath of the April 16 earthquake, and sent a consular assistance team to Manabí this week to locate U.S. citizens needing assistance.  Please contact us at EcuadorEmergencyUSC@state.gov if you need assistance, …

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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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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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Updated CDC Zika Guidance

Security Message for U.S. Citizens Updated CDC Zika Guidance March 24, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Ecuador informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a revised travel notice for Ecuador regarding the Zika virus . Travel to elevations higher than 2,000 m (6,500 ft) above sea level is considered to have minimal likelihood …

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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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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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