Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Santiago, Chile (October 17, 2023)

Location:  Metropolitan Region of Santiago and other major cities throughout Chile.

Event:  There is the possibility of protests due to the anniversary of the “Estallido Social” protests in Chile on Wednesday, October 18, in the Santiago Metropolitan Region and in some outlying communities of the Metropolitan Region.

Prior protests in Santiago and around the country have been spontaneous and mobile with incidents of violence.  Monitor local media for the most up-to-date information regarding active protests.

American citizens who require emergency consular services are advised to contact the U.S. Embassy after-hours number.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid crowds and areas with demonstrations.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Carry proper identification.

Assistance:  U.S. Embassy Santiago, Chile

Phone number: +56 2 2330 3716 (8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M) and +56 2 2330 3000 (After business hours)

Email address:

Embassy website:

State Department Consular Affairs: +1-888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Country Specific Information for Chile

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