Security Alert – U.S. Embassy, Caracas, Venezuela

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy, Caracas, Venezuela

August 4, 2018

Location: Caracas

Event: Incident at Bolivarian National Guard Ceremony at 18:00 local time.

Actions to Take:

  • U.S. government personnel have been instructed to shelter in place until further notice. U.S. citizens should seek secure shelter, keep a low profile, avoid crowds, and avoid demonstrations.
  • Monitor local media for updates.


  • U.S. Embassy, Caracas, Venezuela all inquiries about ACS services email or call +58 (212) 975-6411 between the hours of 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except U.S. and Venezuelan holidays.
    For emergency assistance after hours call +58 (212) 907-8400
  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444