Travel Waivers Extended Due to Civil Unrest in Honduras 2017

Travel waivers have been extended by airlines since civil unrest in Honduras has first caused travel disruptions due to the unsafe environment in that country; so if Honduras is in your travel plans over the next couple of months, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to this situation.

Travel Waivers Extended Due to Civil Unrest in Honduras 2017

Juan Orlando Hernandez — who is the current president of Honduras — was officially declared to have won the election for another term, which resulted in the eruption of protests erupted across the country — and a recount of the disputed votes was proposed by the Organization of American States.

At least 17 fatalities has been reported; and injuries have resulted from violent clashes in the streets between security forces and protestors. The burning of tires, cars and even a bus — as well as looting — has been reported in some places.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to Honduras over the next couple of months, expect delays and cancellations of flights. Keep up to date on the latest information pertaining to the civil unrest which may adversely affect your travel plans. Better yet, postponing or canceling your trip might be a better option — no matter which mode of travel you plan on taking.

If you have a flight scheduled, your flight may be delayed or canceled — and you may be eligible for a waiver of a fee to change your itinerary.

Here are four airlines which have issued travel alerts as a result of this situation:

  • American Airlines has issued travel alerts for Roatan, San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa for Thursday, December 14, 2017 through Friday, December 22, 2017; and Wednesday, January 31, 2018 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • United Airlines has issued travel alerts for Roatan, San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa for Saturday, December 16, 2017 through Friday, December 22, 2017; and Wednesday, December 27, 2017 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • Delta Air Lines has issued travel alerts for San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa for Tuesday, December 19, 2017 through Thursday, December 21, 2017; and Tuesday, December 26, 2017 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • Aeromexico has issued a travel alert for San Pedro Sula for Friday, December 15, 2017 through Saturday, December 23, 2017; and Sunday, December 31, 2017 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.

Summary

Be sure to contact your airline or transportation provider for the latest information pertaining to your travels — if they are adversely affected — and please: travel safely.

Source: Map data ©2017 Google; ©2017 TerraMetrics.

2 thoughts on “Travel Waivers Extended Due to Civil Unrest in Honduras 2017”

  1. Derek says:

    Any update on possible travel waiver extension? My flight leaves the 29th and would still like a refund but the Airlines are limiting my options.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      American Airlines includes December 29 in its travel waiver, Derek:

      https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/travel-alerts.jsp

      On which airline are you supposed to be traveling?

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