The U.S. Embassy has received reports from local police that students are protesting on the grounds of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras and have shut the main gates. Police have restricted access to Blvd. Suyapa in front of the University in Tegucigalpa. We expect this to continue over the following days. Anyone needing to travel near the University may wish to consider alternate routes.
Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
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).