Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Honduran General Election on November 26, 2017

Honduras will hold a general election on Sunday, November 26th, 2017. As disruptions related to the elections may be possible, the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa urges caution in the lead up to and the days following the election. Election results may not be finalized immediately, which could extend disruptions beyond November 26th.

Hondurans actively participate in the electoral process and as such, rallies, demonstrations, and large crowds may be seen throughout the country. All U.S. citizens are strongly urged to exercise caution around demonstrations, political rallies, or large crowds of any kind during the election period. Heavy traffic delays and congestion could occur the day of the elections as voters travel to polling stations. Hotel availability will also be limited leading up to, during, and immediately following the elections.

For further information about security in Honduras:

–  See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Honduras Country Specific Information.

–  Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

–  Contact the U.S. Embassy in Honduras, located at Avenida La Paz, Tegucigalpa, at + 504 2238-5114, 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is + 504 2238-5114 ext. 4100.

–  Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).