As result of escalating protests and violence relating to an election dispute, the U.S. Embassy has ordered its personnel in the Honduran Department of Cortes (including the city of San Pedro Sula) to shelter in place until further notice. U.S. citizen visitors and residents are encouraged to take similar precautions.
U.S. citizens who plan to travel to Honduras or are currently in Honduras should review the Honduras Travel Alert, issued on December 6, which urges U.S. citizens to postpone or cancel unnecessary travel to mainland Honduras.
The Consular Agency in San Pedro Sula will be closed for the duration of the shelter in place advisory.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Honduras.
- 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).
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