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COVID-19 Information

Last updated: 11/9/2020

Country-Specific Information:

The Government of Honduras has reported 100,507 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders and 2,751 COVID-19 related deaths as of November 9, 2020.

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 announced the temporary suspension of the national curfew to facilitate Tropical Depression Eta response efforts. Shopping and essential activities will be allowed daily from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. without regard to identification number.

Shopping and essential activities will be allowed daily from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. according to the last digit of an individual’s national identity card or passport number for non-Honduran citizens.

Day  Last Digit of I.D.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 6 and 7
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 8 and 9
Thursday, November 5, 2020 0 and 1
Friday, November 6, 2020 2 and 3
Saturday, November 7, 2020 4 and 5
Sunday, November 8, 2020 6 and 7

The elderly, women who are pregnant, and individuals with disabilities can exclusively access essential businesses from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and banks from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on the day which corresponds to the last number on their identification.

Online banking should be available 24/7.

ATMs will operate and will be replenished.

Security forces have been deployed to enforce this curfew. It is mandatory to use face masks, sanitary gel, and social distancing in public. All U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to respect the curfew and minimize trips out of their home. When outside your home, please ensure that you have proper identification with you at all times and cooperate with security forces, if stopped. If you are detained, please call the American Citizen Services Unit at (504) 2238-5114, extension 4299 or (504) 2236-8497, after-hours.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
  • Visit the local government’s COVID-19 websitefor updated information.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or rapid test) required for entry? yes.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? 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.
  • 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 consultasentradasysalidas@inm.hn.gob.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? Yes
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes, a letter of safe passage or permission to transit called a salvoconducto is required. Salvoconductos must be processed by the Honduran Police. Please visit the following website to process a request for a salvoconducto: https://www.serviciospoliciales.gob.hn/salvoconductos

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.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • See below information about where and how U.S. citizens can obtain a COVID-19 test in Tegucigalpa. Individuals are responsible for paying out of pocket for testing and seeking reimbursement from their insurance. refers to the cost in Honduran lempiras.
  • RAPID TEST:

Honduran Medical Center: (2280-1217) (6am – 7pm)

Lps. 830 / $33.20

Laboratorios Bueso Arias (7am – 12m)

Blvd. Suyapa – (504) 2263-1950

Lps. 860 / $34.40

Laboratorios Medicos (7am -12m)

Col. Tepeyac: (504) 2239-1950

Lps. 650 / $26

Laboratorios Centro Medico (7am – 2pm)

Col. Kennedy : (504) 9464-4559

Lps. 550 / $22

Cruz Roja (7am – 2pm)

7ma calle, Comayaguela

Lps. 450 / $18

  • RT-PCR (nose swab):

Laboratorios Medicos

(504) 2239-1950

Lps. 3600 / $144

Must call the lab to make an appointment and need an order for the test sign by a Doctor. Results will be ready in 2-3 days.

Laboratorio Centro Medico (LMC) Performs home visits.

Lps. 3500 / $140

(504) 9464-4559

Must call the lab to make an appointment and need an order for the test sign by a Doctor. Results will be ready in 2-3 days.

Honduras Medical Center (HMC):

Lps. 5500 / $220 – processed at LCM

(504) 2280-1593, 2280-1217

Must call the lab to make an appointment and need an order for the test sign by a Doctor. Results will be ready in 24 hours.

Microlab (Col Palmira):

Lps. 4000 / $160 (PCR – Roche). Performs home visits.

(504) 2231-0121

NO need to make an appointment, first come first serve, and NO need of a medical order for the test. Results will be ready in 24 hours.

  • See below information about where and how U.S. citizens can obtain a COVID-19 test inSan Pedro Sula. Individuals are responsible for paying out of pocket for testing and seeking reimbursement from their insurance.

Lab Fiallos

(504) 2253-0965, (504) 9625-0796

Lab CDC

2552-8961

  • See below information about where and how U.S. citizens can obtain a COVID-19 test in La Ceiba. Individuals are responsible for paying out of pocket for testing and seeking reimbursement from their insurance.

D’Antoni

(504) 9494-9967, (504) 2443-2264

Medicentro

(504) 2440-3737, (504) 2440-3591, (504) 2440-3592

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes

Consular Operations:

  • American Citizen Services are available on an emergency basis. This includes emergency passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, DS-3053 Statement of Consent, and Special Citizenship Services including assistance for victims of crime, death, arrests, and welfare/whereabouts. Please contact the American Citizen Services Unit at (504) 2238-5114, extension 4299 or (504) 2236-8497, after-hours or via email at USAHonduras@state.gov.
  • As of March 16, the United States Embassy in Tegucigalpa in Honduras cancelled routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. The MRV fee is valid and may be used for a visa application in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at com/hnto request an emergency appointment.

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