On June 29, the US State Department issued a travel alert because of the country's "current unstable political and security situation." There is also a curfew in effect from 9pm until 6am. Despite this, Latin American travel blog Travelojos quotes two experts interviewed about the situation on NPR, who both say to go ahead with trip plans so long as you steer clear of hot spots; we guess that means no photos outside the presidential palace.
Nonetheless, it also couldn't help to watch the news carefully and give your airline a call; the State Department's Alert lists the major carriers and both their US and Honduran contact numbers. The best advice is to be aware and safe, and hopefully the only rogue elements you'll come into contact with during your vacation will be spider monkeys.
· Travel Alert: Honduras [US Dep of State]
· Tourists Safe In Honduras Despite Coup, Experts Say [Travelojos]
· US Warns Americans Against Travel To Honduras [AFP]
· Honduras Travel Coverage [Jaunted]
[Photo: AP via MSNBC]