Security Alert: Road Closures and Heavy Traffic during visit of Chinese President Xi

Location: Chennai and Mahabalipuram

Event: On Friday, October 11, Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Xi will arrive for an informal summit in Mahabalipuram. Chennai International Airport expects delays around the scheduled arrival (12:00 to 15:00 hours on October 11) and departure (12:00 to 15:00 hours on October 12) of the Prime Minister and President. Expect delays and/or closures on routes to and from Chennai International Airport, the ITC Grand Chola Hotel and Mahabalipuram.
U.S. Consulate personnel have been advised to avoid these areas.

Actions to Take:
Avoid locations where heavy traffic or road closures are expected
Keep a low profile.
Be aware of your surroundings.
Monitor local media for updates.
Follow the instructions of local authorities.

• U.S. Embassy New Delhi
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• U.S. Consulate
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• State Department
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