Message for U.S. Citizens regarding Extension to the State of Exception in Honduras

Location: Honduras

Event: The government of Honduras has expanded the state of exception that went in to effect December 6, 2022.  The State of Exception will be in effect for a further 45 days, from January 6, 2023, and will include an additional 73 municipalities throughout the country.  During this time, there may be restrictions on freedom of movement and other rights in the named neighborhoods.  Monitor local media for updates and information on restrictions in specific neighborhoods.

U.S. citizens are reminded to carry identification with them at all times, comply with all local laws, and follow police instructions.  U.S. citizens who are arrested overseas should request to speak with the nearest Embassy or Consulate as soon as possible.  The U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa can be reached by phone at (504) 2238-5114 or email at

Actions to Take:

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Have travel documents and identification up to date and easily accessible.
  • Carry proper identification at all times.
  • Have alternative transportation routes in mind.
  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings.
  • Monitor local media and U.S. Embassy Facebook and Twitterpages for updates. Be prepared to adjust your plans.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.