Airport may be blocked in El Alto 20 Oct 2009


(La Paz, Bolivia)

WARDEN MESSAGE, U.S. EMBASSY LA PAZ, BOLIVIA, October 20, 2009

This warden message is being issued to inform U.S. citizens traveling to and residing in La Paz, Bolivia, that civic groups in the El Alto area are planning activities - to begin this evening and to last potentially 24 hours - that may block access to/from the El Alto international airport. Please note this information, especially if you know of anyone planning to arrive or depart the El Alto airport or area.

U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Bolivia are encouraged to register and update their contact information at the U.S. Embassy in La Paz and/or the U.S. consular agencies in Cochabamba and Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Registration may be done online and can be done in advance of travel. Information on registering may be found at the Department of State's Consular Affairs web site: https://travelregistration.state.gov.

U.S. citizens should consult the Country Specific Information for Bolivia, and the latest Travel Alerts, Warnings and Worldwide Caution at the Department's web site at http://travel.state.gov.

Updated information on travel and security in Bolivia may also be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States or by calling 1-202-501-4444 outside the United States. During regular work hours, the American Citizens Services unit at the Embassy in La Paz may be reached at 591-2-216-8297. The consular agencies may be reached in Santa Cruz at 591-3-351-3477 and in Cochabamba at 591-411-1363. For after-hour emergencies, please contact 591-2-216-8500.

We hope this information is useful to you. If we may provide further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,
American Citizen Services Unit
U.S. Embassy La Paz, Bolivia

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