Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Shelter in Place Advisory for Cortes Department

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.

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