Message for U.S. Citizens
November 5, 2018
The U.S. Embassy in Santiago advises all U.S. Citizens in Chile of week-long demonstrations called for by anarchist groups. Local police expect protests to begin at Plaza Italia at approximately 18:00 hours on Monday, 5 November. Protests are expected to continue throughout the week until 12 November and will likely be contained to the downtown area of Santiago and include schools and universities.
The U.S. Embassy reminds all U.S. Citizens of the possibility for any protest to be dangerous and/or turn violent.
The U.S. Embassy advises all U.S. Citizens to avoid demonstrations if at all possible.
The U.S. Embassy strongly recommends that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Chile enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
Regularly monitor the State Department’s website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Chile. For additional information, please refer to our “Traveler’s Checklist” page.
Contact the U.S. Embassy in Chile for up-to-date security information. The U.S. Embassy in Santiago is located at Andres Bello 2800, Las Condes, Santiago and is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (telephone number: +56 22 330 3716). If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the U.S. Embassy is +56 22 330 3000.
You may also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free from within the United States and Canada, or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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