Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Message for U.S. Citizens
Security Alert
March 7, 2023

Location:  Quito

Event: Multiple social organizations have called for demonstrations March 8 in Quito. In the past, some protests in Quito have turned violent. The demonstrations are scheduled to take place in several locations, including: Arbolito Park, Central University of Ecuador, Carondelet Palace, Ecuadorian Attorney General’s Office, National Assembly, Santo Domingo Plaza, and the Constitutional Court. The U.S. Embassy has instructed official Americans to avoid travel to the area between Avenida Cristóbal Colón (to the north) and Avenida Gral. Rumiñahui and the Virgen del Panecillo (to the south). See map.

Map of Quito with highlighted area - March 07 - ACS
Map of Quito with highlighted area – March 07 – ACS

During this time, please take the following actions:

  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid demonstration areas.
  • Monitor local media for updates on road closures.
  • Exercise caution if transiting through affected areas.
  • Consider alternate routes.
  • Maintain increased vigilance.