Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Location: Guayaquil, Ecuador

Event: There has been a recent increase in violent crime in the southern region of Guayaquil, including multiple targeted assassinations and attempted assassinations against port employees. The U.S. Embassy has directed official personnel traveling to the port to take additional security measures when in the vicinity.

Actions to Take

  • Exercise caution if transiting or visiting the southern part of Guayaquil.
  • Consider alternate routes or travel plans.
  • Maintain increased vigilance.
  • Monitor local media for updates on security information.