Alert: Message to U.S. Citizens – Planned Protests in Tegucigalpa

Location: Honduras

Event:  Several planned protests are expected throughout Tegucigalpa Friday afternoon, that will exacerbate weekend traffic.  U.S. citizens are advised to monitor local media, take normal precautions to include considering staying off the roads,  and are reminded to avoid any demonstration, as even peaceful ones can turn violent with little or no notice.

Actions to Take:

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Have travel documents and identification up to date and easily accessible.
  • Carry proper identification at all times.
  • Have alternative transportation routes in mind.
  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings.
  • Monitor local media and U.S. Embassy Facebook and Twitter pages for updates. Be prepared to adjust your plans.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.