Demonstration Alert: Protests on May 16, 2022 Update

Location: Honduras, Tegucigalpa

Event: In addition to a protest currently taking place at Tegucigalpa’s south exit due to the high cost of fuel, there is a protest in front of the Ministry of Finance in downtown Tegucigalpa by Comisión Permanente de Contingencias (COPECO) employees demanding severance pay.  Traffic might be affected.  U.S. citizens in Honduras are reminded to maintain awareness of their surroundings as the situation may change quickly.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  U.S. citizens should avoid demonstrations and crowds as well as take proper precautions against the spread of COVID-19.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the south exit of Tegucigalpa and downtown Tegucigalpa in front of the Ministry of Finance.
  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • 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.
  • Stock up on food items and necessities.
  • 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.