October 30, 2013
The U.S. Embassy would like to inform all U.S. Citizens that we have received reports from local authorities that “papas bombas” and countermeasures have been used in connection with a demonstration on Calle 45 and Carrera 30.
As always, we advise U.S. Citizens that even demonstrations that are meant to be peaceful can become violent and unpredictable.
You should avoid them if at all possible. Be alert and aware of your surroundings and pay attention to what the local news media has to say.
You can stay in touch and get Embassy updates by checking the Embassy website, found here.
You can also get global updates at the U.S. Department of State's, Bureau of Consular Affairs website where you can find the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information. If you don't have internet access, we have a call center for updates--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.
You can contact the American Citizen Services Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia, via e-mail at email@example.com or by telephone at (571) 275-2000.
The U.S. Embassy is located at Carrera 45 # 24B-27, Bogota, D.C., Colombia and is open to the public by appointment on Monday through Thursday from 09:00 to 11:30. You can schedule a non-emergency appointment by visiting this website.
The Embassy operates a Consular Agency in Baranquilla, Colombia which also provides assistance to U.S. citizens. The Baranquilla Consular Agency is located Calle 77B No. 57-141, suite 511. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday.