Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location:  Honduras

Event:  The Government of Honduras has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  On March 16, 2020, the Government of Honduras announced a total curfew starting 2200 hours on March 16 and continuing for at least the next 7 days in Tegucigalpa, Choluteca and La Ceiba.  This curfew severely limits the movement of the general population and is set to expire at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 22. 2020.  Please note the curfew could potentially be extended after this time.  According to the announcement, individuals encountered outside without a legitimate reason, such as a medical emergency, risk arrest by police.

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 ext. 4400 or +(504) 2236-8497, after-hours.

In response to the curfew, all grocery stores, gas stations, banks, and pharmacies are currently closed, with the exception of Mas X Menos in Tegucigalpa that will be open today only from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The Embassy is working with our most commonly frequented stores to verify when they plan to reopen.  This information will be communicated immediately upon receipt. Visit the local government COVID-19 website ( for updated information.

Effective March 16, 2020, U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa has suspended routine consular services.  For emergency American Citizen Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information (

Many travelers in Honduras have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  If your travel has been disrupted, please contact your airline.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 3 Health Advisory for COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice.

CDC has issued a Level 2 Travel Notice.

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