Alert: Planned Protests – Thursday, December 23, 2021

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica (22 December 2021)

Event: Planned Protests – Thursday, December 23, 2021

The U.S. Embassy has received credible information from open-source social media platforms indicating that the Juventud Vanguardista Costa Rica is calling for the general public to protest against U.S. policies toward Cuba at the U.S. Embassy in San Jose on Thursday, December 23 starting at 4:30 PM.

The majority of protests in Costa Rica are non-violent in nature. However, you should exercise caution in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.  The U.S. Embassy will provide updated information if any significant changes occur to the above information.

Actions to take:

  •          Avoid crowds.
  •          Avoid demonstrations.
  •          Monitor local media for updates.
  •          Be aware of your surroundings.
  •          Keep a low profile.
  •          Review your personal security plan


U.S. Embassy San Jose
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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