Demonstration Alert: Transportation Protest August 1, 2022

Location: Honduras, Tegucigalpa

Event: The U.S. Embassy has received notice of several demonstrations throughout the country affecting traffic on major highways.  In particular, multiple sections of CA-5 are likely to be blocked.

  • CA-5 Siguatepeque: Protest from local taxi drivers demanding road repairs. CA-5 (KM 15) is being blocked.
  • CA-5 Comayagua (La Curva bridge): Protest from the car importers association demanding the reduction of maritime taxes. They will also protest in the road to Danlí, Aduana La Mesa (SPS Airport), and Santa Rosa de Copán.
  • CA-5 Comayagua (exit to Canal Seco): Protest of drivers of the heavy load transport demanding the fulfillment of previous agreements. CA-5 may be blocked.

Previous similar demonstrations have lasted for several days and have led to fuel and food shortages throughout the country.  U.S. citizens are reminded to avoid any demonstration as even peaceful ones can turn violent with little or no notice.

Actions to Take:

  • Have alternative transportation routes in mind.
  • 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.
  • Stock up on food items and necessities.
  • 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.