Location: Planned throughout mainland Honduras.
Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place beginning the afternoon of January 19, 2018. The Opposition Alliance has called for a nationwide, week long demonstration to protest the November 2017 presidential election. The demonstrations are expected to last at least through the presidential inauguration scheduled for January 27, 2018. Recent demonstrations have included severe disruption of traffic and destruction of both public and private property. Recent demonstrations have encountered a strong presence of security forces, the use of tear gas, and water cannons.
U.S. citizens are advised to curtail unnecessary movements over the next week, and to stock up on basic supplies and necessities in the event that civil unrest ensues. The Embassy in Tegucigalpa and the Consular Agency in San Pedro Sula are scheduled to remain open for routine services.
Actions to Take:
– Avoid the areas of demonstrations
– Exercise caution in the vicinity of a large gathering or demonstration
– Monitor local media for updates on the locations of demonstrations
– Keep a low profile
– Contact your airline to confirm travel
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).