Demonstration Alert: Protests on May 9, 2022 Update

Location: Honduras, countrywide

Event: In addition to the multiple protests currently taking place throughout the country by cargo drivers who are demanding better pay, there is a protest outside of the Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa by members of the indigenous communities who are demanding mining activity to stop. Traffic is being affected on main roads.  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.

The affected areas are:

  • Front of Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa
  • Los Mangos,Comayagua
  • Bonito Oriental, Colon
  • Planes, Colon
  • Off ramp to Canal Seco, Comayagua
  • Road leading to Palmerola Airport, Comayagua
  • Entrance to Danli, El Paraiso
  • Aguan, Colon
  • Coyolito, Nacaome

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the above-mentioned areas.
  • 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.