Security Message for U.S. Citizens
Chinese authorities have advised us of the possibility of anti-American protests outside the U.S. Consulate location on Shamian Island some time this afternoon or this evening. As in the Security Message the Consulate issued on September 18, U.S. citizens should remain cautious and avoid areas where large gatherings may occur. Even demonstrations or events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates if needed. U.S. citizens should stay current with media coverage of local events and be aware of their surroundings at all times.
For the latest security information, U.S. citizens living and traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs Internet website at http://travel.state.gov/, where the current Worldwide Caution and Consular Information Sheet for China can be found. Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the U.S. and Canada or, for callers outside the U.S. and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
U.S. citizens residing or traveling in China are reminded to register with the U.S. Embassy or closest U.S. Consulate by entering your travel itinerary and contact information at https://step.state.gov/step/. In case of difficulties registering online, please contact the closest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
Number 1 South Shamian Street, Shamian Island
Telephone: (86)(20) 8518-7605
Emergency after-hours telephone: (86) (10) 8531-4000
This consular district includes the provinces/autonomous region of Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, and Fujian