Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy San Jose, Costa Rica

November 21, 2023

Location:  Near the U.S. Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Via 104 near Plaza del Oeste in the Pavas neighborhood.


Event(s):  A demonstration is expected to take place at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21 near the U.S. Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica.  The group intends to protest events in the Middle East.  The demonstration could disrupt nearby traffic around the U.S. Embassy and impact access for customers visiting the Embassy for visa or other services.  


Actions to Take:

  •  Avoid demonstrations.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Register for STEP (link below) and refer to our website for the latest alerts and messages for U.S. citizens.

For assistance:

U.S. Embassy San Jose, Costa Rica

+506 2519-2000


State Department – Consular Affairs

+1 (888) 407-4747 or +1 (202) 501-4444


Costa Rica International Travel Information (

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