protests at el alto airport 27 october 2009

October 27, 2009

This warden message is being issued to inform U.S. citizens traveling to and residing in La Paz, Bolivia, that administrative employees at El Alto International Airport are currently protesting and have caused problems with accessing the airport. The situation may change at any moment. Therefore, U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area, and to contact airport authorities at 591-2-2281-0122 or your local airline office for the latest information before traveling to the 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:

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

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.


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

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