Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location:  Honduras, countrywide

Event: Ongoing demonstrations against the Honduran government.

In light of the outbreaks of violence that occurred during protests on June 19, 2019, the U.S. Embassy has instructed U.S. government employees to minimize unnecessary travel.  Unannounced protests and road blockades are likely to continue and may lead to the closure of businesses and roads throughout mainland Honduras.

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 for this week and through June 28, 2019 and cannot schedule any new appointments for an indefinite period.  Any U.S. citizen in need of emergency services should contact to make special arrangements.

Actions to Take:

  • Minimize unnecessary travel throughout mainland Honduras.
  • 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 –