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Country-Specific Information (Updated on Thursday, July 2, 2020)
- Honduras has 20,262 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. There are 542 COVID-19 related deaths reported as of July 2, 2020. The first COVID-19 related death was reported on March 26, 2020.
- The public health system has limited capacity for handling severe/critical cases of COVID-19.
Entry and Exit Requirements
- The Honduran government announced all borders (air, land, and sea) would be closed as of Sunday, March 15, 2020, until further notice. Travelers should communicate directly with individual air carriers to confirm flight options.
- Upcoming Commercial Flights: The U.S. Embassy has worked with U.S. commercial airlines and the Government of Honduras to secure the following upcoming commercial flights. The U.S. Embassy will continue to seek commercial flights for U.S. citizens requesting to leave Honduras. The U.S. Embassy cannot guarantee the continued availability of commercial flights.
Flight Information Contact July 3, 2020 San Pedro Sula Houston, TX July 7, 2020 Tegucigalpa Houston, TX July 9, 2020 Tegucigalpa Houston, TX July 10, 2020 San Pedro Sula Ft. Lauderdale, FL www.spirit.com
Who can fly on these flights?
- United States Citizens
- Legal Permanent Residents of the United States
- Immigrant visa packet holders
- Unaccompanied Minors (in accordance with airline policies).
- Non-immigrant visa holders should contact the airline regarding their eligibility to travel.
The State Department has advised all U.S. citizens living or traveling abroad to arrange for immediate return to the United States unless they are prepared to remain outside the United States for an indefinite period.
Please let the U.S. Embassy know you are returning to the United States so we may update our records.
- The Government of Honduras extended the National Curfew until Sunday, July 12 at 11:00 p.m.
- Banks, pharmacies, gas stations, supermarkets, and authorized businesses will open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for shopping and essential activities according to the last digit of an individual’s national identity card or passport number for non-Honduran citizens.
- The population will be segmented and allowed to circulate according to the ending number of their national ID, passport, or resident ID, like this:
|Day||Last Digit of I.D.|
|Monday, June 29, 2020||1|
|Tuesday, June 30, 2020||2|
|Wednesday, July 1, 2020||3|
|Thursday, July 2, 2020||4|
|Friday, July 3, 2020||5|
|Monday, July 6, 2020||6|
|Tuesday, July 7, 2020||7|
|Wednesday, July 8, 2020||8|
|Thursday, July 9, 2020||9|
|Friday, July 10, 2020||0|
- From 7:00 to 9:00 a.m., the supermarkets and pharmacies will serve only customers over 60, pregnant women and persons with disabilities, Monday through Friday and according to the end number of the ID.
- From 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., banks will serve only customers over 60, pregnant women and persons with disabilities, Monday through Friday and according to the end number of the ID.
- Pharmacies and supermarkets are allowed to make home deliveries everyday between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
- No circulation is allowed Saturday and Sunday, other than the exemptions established in Executive Order PCM-021-2020 and showing letter of safe passage if required by authorities. On June 21, the National Police suspended all salvoconductos issued in Tegucigalpa, with the exception of diplomatic missions.
- Only 2 persons per vehicle are allowed and only one of those persons is allowed in the establishments. Non-compliance with this measure is subject to the confiscation of the vehicle for the duration of this emergency, as well as the detention of the persons on board for up to 24 hours, as established by law.
- All U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to respect the curfew and minimize trips out of their home. It is mandatory to use face masks, sanitary gel, and social distancing in public.
- International flights scheduled during this period will be allowed at the airports in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula that will operate subject to restrictions.
- Security forces have been deployed to enforce this curfew. All U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to respect the curfew and remain in their homes for all but essential movements. 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.
- Online banking should be available 24/7.
- ATMs will operate and will be replenished.
Visit the local government’s COVID-19 website for updated information.
- 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 for monitoring by the Ministry of Health for up to 14 days.
- Ministry of Health in Honduras
- The Permanent Contingency Commission of Honduras (COPECO)