Curfew Announced in Two Northern Cities in Honduras

Location: Honduras

Event:  The government of Honduras has announced curfews following a sharp escalation in violence in the country.  The curfew is starting in two northern cities, Choloma and San Pedro Sula, and is expected to expand.  In Choloma the curfew was imposed with immediate effect on Sunday, June 25.  In San Pedro Sula, the curfew will begin on Tuesday, July 4.  The curfew in both locations is from 9:00 pm to 4:00 am and is expected to last 15 days.  Monitor local media for updates and information on restrictions in specific neighborhoods.

U.S. citizens are reminded to carry identification with them at all times, comply with all local laws, and follow police instructions.  U.S. citizens who are arrested overseas should request to speak with the nearest Embassy or Consulate as soon as possible.  The U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa can be reached by phone at (504) 2238-5114 or email at

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 Facebookand 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.