Consulates Respond As Irma Moves Into Atlanta

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Hurricane (now Tropical Storm) Irma’s approach has local diplomatic offices scrambling to offer services to their nationals located throughout the Southeast, whether evacuating in the face of the storm or sheltering in place.

Many consulates are working half days or closing altogether Sept. 11, even as they provide contact phone numbers and emails pointing citizens in distress to helpful information. Social media has also been a key mode of outreach.

Learn more about how consulates are responding in this list of closures and outreach efforts.

Expats in need of services or travelers needing documents to get to these countries may want to pay particularly close attention.

Countries covered in the list include:

Argentina

Brazil

Mexico

Canada

Costa Rica

El Salvador

Peru

France

India

Japan

Belgium

Ireland

United Kingdom

We know that this list is by no means comprehensive. Global Atlanta will update the list as we learn more. Please email updates and information to twilliams@globalatlanta.com.