Security Alert for U.S. Citizens: UPDATE – Civil Unrest in Areas of Port of Spain

Location: Beetham Highway, East Port of Spain; Cocorite and Maraval, Port of Spain

Event:  There are reports of civil unrest in the Cocorite and Maraval areas in addition to the previous alert regarding rioting and gunfire exchange on Beetham Highway and East Port of Spain areas. U.S. citizens are advised to shelter in place, and monitor embassy updates and local media for information on rioting and demonstrations in the area.

Actions to Take:

·        Avoid walking or driving near the areas of East Port of Spain, Cocorite, Maraval

·        Exercise caution if in the vicinity of demonstrations or large gatherings

·        Monitor local media for updates.

·        Be aware of your surroundings

 

For Assistance:

The U.S. Embassy is located at at 15 Queen’s Park West, Port of Spain and can be reached at 868 622 6371

State Department – Consular Affairs (888)407-4747 or (202)501-4444

Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

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