Security Alert – U. S. Embassy San Salvador (April 4, 2022)

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy San Salvador (April 4, 2022)

Location: El Salvador

Event:  Per open source reporting, since the Government of El Salvador’s enactment of emergency measures on March 27, violent encounters between law enforcement personnel and alleged gang members continue around the country.  Persons not directly involved in such events can still be at risk for arrest or injury.  U.S. citizens should maintain heightened awareness of this risk as they consider any travel to or around El Salvador.

Actions to Take:
  • Avoid walking or driving after dark;
  • Remain aware of your surroundings, and keep a low profile;
  • Maintain a high-level of vigilance, and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security, and follow the instructions of local authorities;
  • Do not physically resist any robbery attempt;
  • Monitor local news for updates, including local events and pronouncements by the Government of El Salvador.
El Salvador Emergency Phone Number:  911

U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Final Boulevard Santa ElenaAntiguo Cuscatlán, La LibertadTelephone: 503-2501-2999 (24 hour phone line)ACSSANSAL@state.gov

U.S Department of State –Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444


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