Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location:  Honduras, countrywide

Event: Ongoing demonstrations by members of the health and education sectors.  Students, other activists, and workers from other economic sectors, e.g., bus and taxi drivers, may also participate in the protests.

 In light of these ongoing demonstrations, the U.S. Embassy maintains its recommendation to minimize all unnecessary travel throughout the week of June 3 – 7, 2019.  Unannounced protests could occur throughout the week and lead to the closure of businesses, and ongoing and persistent roadblocks in major cities and along the highways connecting Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, Choluteca, Choloma, Villaneuva, Tocoa, and other cities and major highways countrywide.

 The U.S. Embassy remains open as we continue to monitor developments. However, as a result of damage sustained during violence against the embassy on May 31, 2019, the consular section will only be able to provide emergency services for U.S. citizens during the week of June 3 – 7, 2019 and cannot schedule any new appointments for an indefinite period.  The Social Security Administration visit scheduled for June 4th and 5th in Tegucigalpa and for June 6th at the Consular Agency in San Pedro Sula have also been cancelled.  Any U.S. citizen in need of emergency services should contact to make special arrangements.

Actions to Take:

  • Minimize unnecessary travel.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local and social media for updates.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Have travel documents up-to-date and easily accessible.
  • Report specific safety concerns to local law enforcement authorities.
  • Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) with the U. S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa to receive security updates –