Demonstration Alert: Guadeloupe – U.S. Embassy Bridgetown, Barbados (November 20, 2021)
Location: Pointe-á-Pitre, Guadeloupe, French West Indies
Event: There are reports of demonstrations and roadblocks taking place in the city center of Pointe-á-Pitre and throughout Guadeloupe by a collective of trade unions and citizens’ organizations protesting health pass rules and COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Local authorities have implemented a curfew between 6:00 pm and 5:00 am which will remain in place until November 23, 2021.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.
- Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Keep a low profile.
- Notify friends and family of your safety.
State Department – Consular Affairs phone number: 1 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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