Emergency Messages For US Citizens
Emergency Messages and Notices for U.S. Citizens
U.S. Embassy in Santiago, Chile
Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest October 22 at 11 AM
The Confederation of Workers (CUT) has planned a protest related to requests for wage increases. It will begin tomorrow, October 22 at 11:00 in the downtown area. There are two routes that protesters will take in the march. One will go from Plaza Italia to Plaza Los Heroes and the other from Estacion Central to Plaza Los Heroes. Police also advised that the downtown area and government buildings should be avoided. Please avoid this entire area as all protests have the potential to become violent.
U.S. citizens in Chile should regularly monitor the U.S. Embassy’s website (http://chile.usembass.gov) and the U.S. Department of State travel website, where current Country Specific Information (CSI), Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, and Travel Alerts can be found.
The U.S. Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to review "A Safe Trip Abroad," which includes valuable security information for those both residing and traveling abroad. In addition to information on the Internet, travelers may obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the U.S. and Canada, or outside the U.S. and Canada on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.
Citizens traveling and residing in Chile are advised to register their presence in the country through the U.S. Department of State's automated online registration system. U.S. citizens may contact the Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy via e-mail at SantiagoAmcit@state.gov or by calling (56) (2) 2330-3000.
OSAC Report, February 2012
- Overseas Security Advisory Council Report, February 15, 2012.
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