Tuesday, February 7, 2023

US issues alert for its citizens due to state of emergency in Honduras

***Requested to monitor local media for updates and information on restrictions in certain specific areas.

The Embassy of the United States of America on Monday alerted its citizens in Honduras to take some measures ahead of the announcement of the state of exception, which will be implemented this Tuesday in certain neighborhoods and neighborhoods in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula. 6:00 pm.

Through a communication on his social networks, he indicated that, as part of his plan to address extortion, the Honduran government published a decree on 3 December declaring that in 162 localities of Tegucigalpa ” “State of Exception” will apply. and San Pedro Sula, beginning Tuesday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m. and for 30 days.

In addition, he reminded that there may be restrictions on freedom of movement and other rights in the mentioned neighborhoods during this time, while local media may be asked to monitor for updates and information on restrictions in specific neighborhoods.

“US citizens are reminded to carry identification at all times, obey all local laws, and follow police directions. US citizens arrested abroad are urged to speak with the nearest embassy or consulate as soon as possible.” should do.”

You can contact the United States Embassy in Tegucigalpa by phone at (504) 2238-5114 or by email at usahonduras@state.gov.

To action:

Be aware of your surroundings.

keep a low profile.

Review your personal protection plans.

Keep your travel and identification documents up to date and easily accessible.

Carry proper identification at all times.

Consider alternative transportation routes.

Avoid crowds and demonstrations.

Be careful if you find yourself around an unexpectedly large crowd.

Monitor local media and Facebook pages and Twitter US Embassy for updates. Be ready to change your plans.

US citizens traveling abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergencies. Review the passenger checklist.

help:

Embassy of the United States of America in Tegucigalpa
https://hn.usembassy.gov/
Telephone. (504) 2238-5114
Mail: usahonduras@state.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Country information – Honduras

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