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From the State Dept on Quebec April 19-22

American citizens should take commonsense precautions and avoid areas where demonstrations or protests are taking place.

Office of the Spokesman

April 9, 2001

The Summit of the Americas, a meeting of the heads of state of the countries of
the Western Hemisphere, will be held in Quebec City from April 20-22. Local
authorities estimate that as many as twenty thousand demonstrators may be
present before and during the summit, and that some demonstrators may
attempt to disrupt the meeting. As at past international meetings, there is a
potential that some of the demonstrations may become disorderly or violent.

Local officials are working to minimize the potential for disruption. A security
perimeter has been established in Quebec City that includes many well-known
tourist sites. Entry into this area will be closed off from April 19-22 to individuals
not participating in the meeting. American citizens should take commonsense
precautions and avoid areas where demonstrations or protests are taking place.
Other areas of the Quebec Province are not expected to be affected; however,
travelers may experience delays at border crossings.

For further general information on travel to Canada and the province of Quebec,
please consult the Department of State's latest Consular Information Sheet for
Canada, available at the Bureau of Consular Affairs website:

This Public Announcement expires on May 1, 2001.


United States Consulate General
2, Place Terrasse-Dufferin
Québec, Québec

Public Service Announcement
Temporary Suspension of Consular Services

Due to the Summit of the Americas, the United States Consulate General in
Québec City, Québec is suspending consular operations from April 9 through April
23, 2001. This suspension will affect all routine transactions involving
Non-Immigrant Visas, Notarial Services (including Social Security number
applications), and American Citizen Services.

Potential clients requiring visas during this period should call the following
numbers to book future appointments in Montreal.

* For non-immigrant visas, please call 1-900-451-2778 in Canada (charges
* For non-immigrant visas, please call 1-900-443-3131 in the United States
(charges apply);


* For general information please call 1-900-451-2778 (charges apply) or visit the
following website at;
* If you wish to report the death, arrest or injury of an American citizen, please
dial 692-2095.



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