Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (October 21, 2019)

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (October 21, 2019)

Location:  Honduras, countrywide

Event: Current security situation

Due to unannounced demonstrations and road blockades, the U.S. Embassy has instructed U.S. government employees and family members to minimize unnecessary travel within Tegucigalpa; along the CA-5 between Tegucigalpa and Puerto Cortes; the CA-13 between the cities of El Progreso and Trujillo; and the cities of Choluteca and Nacaome in Choluteca Department.

Actions to Take:

  • Minimize unnecessary travel within Tegucigalpa; along the CA-5 between Tegucigalpa and Puerto Cortes; the CA-13 between the cities of El Progreso and Trujillo; and the cities of Choluteca and Nacaome in Choluteca Department.
  • Avoid all demonstrations. Even peaceful ones can turn violent with little or no notice.
  • Be prepared to shelter in place and use your provisions in your emergency kit. Your emergency kit should include a three-day supply of food and water.
  • Maintain at least a half-tank of gas in your personal vehicle.
  • 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/

Assistance:

  • U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras:

Telephone: +(504) 2238-5114

After-hours telephone: +(504) 2236-8497

E-mail: usahonduras@state.gov

Webpage: https://hn.usembassy.gov/

  • State Department – Consular Affairs:

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

 

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