Location: Honduras, countrywide
Event: Ongoing demonstrations by multiple sectors of Honduran society including workers from various economic sectors, activists, students, and others.
Although recent protests have been largely peaceful, unannounced and spontaneous protests may continue and lead to the closure of businesses as well as roadblocks in major cities and along the CA-5 highway connecting Comayagua and Puerto Cortes, along the CA-13 highway connecting San Pedro Sula and Trujillo, and in and around Choluteca.
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 17 – 21, 2019 and cannot schedule any new appointments for an indefinite period. Any U.S. citizen in need of emergency services should contact USAHonduras@state.gov to make special arrangements.
Actions to Take:
- Minimize unnecessary travel along the CA-5 highway connecting Comayagua and Puerto Cortes, along the CA-13 highway connecting San Pedro Sula and Trujillo, and in and around Choluteca.
- 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 –https://step.state.gov/
- U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras:
Telephone: +(504) 2238-5114
After-hours telephone: +(504) 2236-8497
- State Department – Consular Affairs:
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Honduras Country Information
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