Message to U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice and State of Emergency

Date:  June 17, 2022 

Location:  Nationwide 

Event:  The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) continues to lead demonstrations nationwide. CONAIE leadership announced that demonstrators will move towards Quito over the June 18-19 weekend.  The Government of Ecuador responded by declaring a State of Emergency in Pichincha, Cotopaxi, and Imbabura provinces starting midnigh June 17. Demonstrators continue to block roads around the country, both in cities and rural areas.  There have also been some reports of violence.  The situation is rapidly evolving and could continue to worsen and spread to other areas without notice.  We urge you to remain vigilant, closely monitor the situation for updates, avoid travel, and 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. 


U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador 
+(593)(2) 398-5000 
+(593)(2) 398-5000 (after hours) 

U.S. Consulate General Guayaquil, Ecuador 
+(593)(4) 371-7000 
+(593)(4) 371-7000