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Alert: State of Emergency

Date:  June 18, 2022 Location:  Nationwide Event:  The Government of Ecuador issued executive order 455 June 17 and declared a 30-day State of Emergency in Pichincha, Cotopaxi, and Imbabura provinces.  The order permits the armed forces and police to take actions necessary to maintain public order and suspends the right of assembly in public spaces for groups infringing on ...
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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, ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice

Location:  Nationwide Event:  The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) continues to lead demonstrations nationwide.  Demonstrators have blocked multiple roads around the country, both in cities and rural areas.  There are also reports of violence in some areas, including on Avenida 6 de Diciembre in Quito where demonstrators have reportedly vandalized police cars, started fires, ...
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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Location:  Nationwide   Event:  As of June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.  As of 12:01 a.m. on June 12, 2022, the CDC no longer requires air travelers to show a ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice

Date:  June 10, 2022 Location:  Nationwide Event:   The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) is planning demonstrations and road blockages nationwide from June 13 to June 15.  Multiple roads in and out of Quito, including those leading to the airport, could be affected.  Some past demonstrations have turned violent and security forces have responded with crowd dispersal ...
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