Security Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. – Honduras World Cup Qualifier Soccer Match (August 31, 2017)

U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. – Honduras World Cup Qualifier Soccer Match

31 August, 2017


The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team will play in a World Cup Qualifying match at Estadio Olímpico in San Pedro Sula at 3:36 p.m. local time on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. According to local police estimates, the match is expected to draw a large crowd. While there are no specific reports suggesting violence could occur, events drawing large crowds can become unruly. You should exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, including gatherings associated with the soccer match. Further, San Pedro Sula has a notably high crime and violence rate. Maintain a high level of vigilance, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security, and follow instructions of local authorities.

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).