Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Honduran Political Demonstrations

The Honduran government has implemented a ten-day curfew from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.  The curfew took effect at 11:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017.  We advise U.S. citizens to observe local law enforcement guidance and remain inside during restricted hours.

Due to the increase in sporadic, unplanned demonstrations, we advise U.S. citizens to postpone or cancel unnecessary travel within Honduras at this time.  Demonstrations have become increasingly dangerous, including rock throwing and tire burning.  Rioting and looting are occurring in major cities.  Road closures are causing extreme traffic delays and limiting access to airports throughout Honduras.  Some incoming and outgoing flights from Honduras have been cancelled.

U.S. citizens are reminded that the tone of any large public gathering can change quickly and will likely cause significant traffic delays.  Contact your airline for the latest information regarding flights to and from Honduras.

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 1-888-407-4747toll-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).