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COVID-19 Information

Last updated: 10/18/21

*** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information

The Government of Honduras has reported 372,179 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders and 10,096 COVID-19 related deaths as of October 18, 2021.

The public health system has limited capacity for handling severe/critical cases of COVID-19.

The Honduran government announced the resumption of domestic flights on Monday, August 10, 2020 and international flights on Monday, August 17, 2020. Travelers should communicate directly with individual air carriers to confirm flight options.

The Government of Honduras has suspended the national curfew as of October 1, 2021. Individuals remaining out after 10pm are required to carry their COVID-19 vaccination card documenting proof of vaccination.

The opening and operation of bars, nightclubs, concerts, and community fairs remains prohibited.

All U.S. citizens are encouraged to minimize trips out of their home. It is mandatory to use face masks, sanitary gel, and social distancing in public.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Honduras? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
  • What types of SARS-CoV-2 test are acceptable under the CDC Order? Passengers must be tested with a viral test. Viral tests are used to look for current infection. A viral test checks specimens from your nose or your mouth (saliva) to find out if you are currently infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • Two types of viral tests can be used (both tests are done by swabbing your nose):
    • PCR-RT Test.
    • Antigen tests.
  • Please read the CDC’s website for more information.

  • Please click HERE (PDF 247 KB) for information about where and how U.S. citizens can obtain a COVID-19 test in Tegucigalpa, Comayagua, San Pedro Sula, Santa Rosa de Copán, La Ceiba, Roatán, and Utila. Individuals are responsible for paying out of pocket for testing and seeking reimbursement from their insurance. Lps. refers to the cost in Honduran Lempiras.
  • The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the list. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically by location, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information. COVID19 testing may be done at other authorized locations not listed.

CDC Waiver Information

Waivers to the testing requirement may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when extraordinary emergency travel (such as an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s health and safety, and testing cannot be completed before travel. There are no waivers available for individuals who test positive for COVID-19. Individuals – or air carriers seeking to allow boarding by potentially qualifying individuals – who believe they meet the criteria for a waiver should contact the U.S. Embassy at usahonduras@state.gov and provide the information below. The U.S. Embassy will then submit the request to the CDC for consideration.

The following information must be provided for each passenger:

  1. Name (family name/surname, given name), passport number and country
  2. Cell phone number including country code of passenger or head of household if family unit
  3. Email address of passenger or head of household if family unit
  4. U.S. destination address
    • Is U.S. destination home address?
  5. Departure date
  6. Flight itinerary
  7. Name of submitting entity if different from passenger
  8. Name of company submitting on behalf of passenger(s) (if applicable)
  9. Name of point of contact submitting on behalf of passenger(s) (if applicable)
  10. Phone and email address for POC submitting waiver request on behalf of passenger(s) (if applicable)
  11. Purpose of travel to the U.S. (provide brief explanation of why urgent travel is needed and how travel will contribute to health and safety of passengers(s))
  12. Justification for testing waiver (e.g. no testing available, impact on health and safety)
  13. Documentation to support justification for test waiver, if available (e.g. medical records or orders for medical evacuation)

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Honduras approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Sputnik.
  • Are vaccines available in Honduras for U.S. citizens to receive? No, but once vaccines are available, they will be for Honduran citizens and Honduran residents. These individuals must present proper identification as a Honduran citizen or Honduran resident and a receipt of a public utility service to receive vaccination.
  • Which vaccines are available in Honduras? N/A
    • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
    • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
    • All travelers entering or exiting Honduras must complete the immigration precheck form at https://prechequeo.inm.gob.hn. Travelers will receive a confirmation email, which they should print and carry with them.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry?
    • Effective June 2, 2021, The Government of Honduras has updated its requirements for entry into the country. All travelers must still complete the online pre-check form, but fully vaccinated individuals with their original vaccination certificate are no longer required to provide proof of a negative COVID test upon entry in Honduras.
      1. Proof of Full Vaccination: Passengers must provide the original vaccination certificate documenting complete COVID-19 vaccination (two doses of most vaccines; one dose of Johnson & Johnson) with at least 14 days after receipt of the final dose.
      2. COVID-19 Test: Passengers who cannot provide proof of full vaccination must hand-carry the negative test results for a PCR or rapid test taken less than 72 hours before entry into Honduras. Passengers must show the test results at check-in.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
  • Tourist visas are not required for stays of 90 days or less. Contact Honduran Migration regarding extensions for residents and/or tourists at (504) 2232-7800 or sugerencias@inm.gob.hn.
  • The Government of Honduras announced the following temporary measures in response to the new strain of COVID-19, as of December 23, 2020:
    • Non-resident Honduran citizens and tourists coming from the United Kingdom or South Africa or having visited or transited through those areas in the last 21 days are restricted from entering Honduras via any means.
    • Honduran citizens and foreigners resident in Honduras coming from the United Kingdom or South Africa or having visited or transited through those areas in the last two weeks, must quarantine for 14 days upon entry to Honduras.

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? Yes.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yesthe validity and emission of safe passage letters has been suspended; people should only circulate during the authorized hours between 5:00 am and 10:00 pm.

Quarantine Information

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes.
    • Individuals with symptoms consistent with COVID-19, who within the last 14 days have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, or traveled to a country with confirmed cases, may be isolated in a medical center or at the traveler’s place of residence/temporary stay for monitoring by the Ministry of Health for up to 14 days.

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Masks are required. Taxi passenger limits have not changed.

Fines for Non-Compliance

  • Not applicable.

Consular Operations

  • Limited routine services for passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, and notarials are available starting November 16, 2020. Please schedule appointments for routine services online at usembassy.gov. The U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras continues to accept emergency appointments. Please contact us at usahonduras@state.gov for emergency assistance. Limited routine services for passports and notarials are available as of June 1, 2021 at the San Pedro Sula Consular Agency.
  • Returning to the United States on an Expired U.S. Passport
    If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021.  See this page for more information.
  • As of November 24, the United States Embassy in Tegucigalpa is resuming certain routine nonimmigrant visa services for the following visa classes: C, D, F, H, I, J, L, M, O, P, R, T, and U visas. Routine B1/B2 visa interviews remain suspended. While the Embassy aims to process cases as soon as practicable, there is likely to be increased wait times for completing such services due to substantial backlogs. The MRV fee is valid and may be used to schedule an interview appointment in the country where it was purchased until December 31, 2021. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at https://www.ustraveldocs.com/hn/hn-niv-expeditedappointment.asp to request an emergency appointment.

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