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/
- 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