Demonstration Alert: Protests on May 11, 2022 Update

Location: Honduras, countrywide

Event: Due to ongoing transportation protests against high fuel prices, Honduras continues to experience issues with major roadways being blocked or heavily restricting movement.  Some of the protest sites include:

• Tegucigalpa – Northern exit on Highway CA-5 heading towards Comayagua/Palmerola Airport.

• San Pedro Sula – Entering into/out of the city on Highway CA-5.

• Puerto Cortes – On Highway CA-13 leading to the port.

The protests have stopped fuel trucks from resupplying gas stations throughout the country.  There are reports of stations running out of fuel and long lines of cars at stations that have fuel, including in Tegucigalpa.  If the protest continues, there may be an impact on the availability of other goods at stores. 

U.S. citizens are encouraged to take a cautious approach in their travel.  If there is any doubt about fuel supplies for a safe return trip, travel should be postponed.

U.S. citizens should also avoid any protests despite the mass majority being peaceful noting there are possibilities they could turn violent.  U.S. citizens should also ensure they have a good supply of food/water in their residence.

There are currently no direct threats to U.S. citizens in Honduras.  The U.S. Embassy’s primary concern is the safety and security of the U.S. citizens in Honduras.  We will continue to monitor the status of the protests and release Alerts as necessary.

Actions to Take:

  • Check fuel supplies ahead of travel and postpone travel if there is any doubt about fuel supplies.
  • Stock up on food items, water, and other necessities.
  • Be prepared for delays and heavy traffic in major cities and highways throughout the country.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Have travel documents and identification up to date and easily accessible.
  • Carry proper identification at all times.
  • Monitor local media and U.S. Embassy Facebook and Twitter pages for updates. Be prepared to adjust your plans.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.