HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (June 29, 2020)
EVENT: Changes to National Curfew and Upcoming Commercial Flights
National Curfew Extended with New Circulation Restrictions
The Government of Honduras extended the National Curfew until Sunday, July 12 at 11:00 p.m. and announced additional vehicle circulation restrictions for many parts of the country.
The Government of Honduras has suspended the Phase I reopening in San Pedro Sula and the Central District (including Tegucigalpa and Comayagüela). Sectors previously authorized to operate under Phase I, including non-essential businesses, must remain closed.
Additionally, under the amended order, the Government of Honduras has introduced vehicle circulation restrictions for residents in Region #3 municipalities (listed below). Residents in Region #3 can circulate for essential activities based on their national identity or passport number and the last digit of their license plate number. Vehicles will be allowed to circulate on alternating days depending on whether the last digit of the license plate is even or odd.
Outside of Region #3, the National Curfew remains unchanged. Individuals are permitted to circulate under the same schedule without restrictions based on license plate number.
|Region # 3 Municipalities|
|Choluteca||Nueva Arcadia||San Manuel|
|Distrito Central||Omoa||San Pedro Sula|
|Goascorán||Pimienta||Santa Lucía, Francisco Morazán|
|Juticalpa||Potrerillos||Santa Rosa de Copán|
|La Ceiba||Puerto Cortés||Tocoa|
|Nacaome||Sabanagrande||Valle de Ángeles, Francisco Morazán|
|El Triunfo||San Francisco de Yojoa||Villanueva|
Banks, pharmacies, gas stations, supermarkets, and authorized businesses will be open Monday through Friday. Shopping and essential activities will be allowed from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 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.||Last Digit of License Plate (Only Applies to Region # 3)|
|Monday, June 29, 2020||1||Odd (1, 3, 5, 7, 9)|
|Tuesday, June 30, 2020||2||Even (0, 2, 4, 6, 8)|
|Wednesday, July 1, 2020||3||Odd (1, 3, 5, 7, 9)|
|Thursday, July 2, 2020||4||Even (0, 2, 4, 6, 8)|
|Friday, July 3, 2020||5||Odd (1, 3, 5, 7, 9)|
|Monday, July 6, 2020||6||Even (0, 2, 4, 6, 8)|
|Tuesday, July 7, 2020||7||Odd (1, 3, 5, 7, 9)|
|Wednesday, July 8, 2020||8||Even (0, 2, 4, 6, 8)|
|Thursday, July 9, 2020||9||Odd (1, 3, 5, 7, 9)|
|Friday, July 10, 2020||0||Even (0, 2, 4, 6, 8)|
The elderly, women who are pregnant, and individuals with disabilities will be able to 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.
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.
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.
|June 30, 2020||Tegucigalpa||Houston, TX||
|July 2, 2020||Tegucigalpa||Houston, TX|
|July 3, 2020||San Pedro Sula||Houston, TX|
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.
We encourage all U.S. citizens who chose to remain in Honduras to follow curfew rules set out by the government of Honduras.
For more information on the Global Level 4 Health Travel Advisory please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/travel-advisory-alert-global-level-4-health-advisory-issue.html
For additional information on COVID-19 please:
- Review the State Department’s Global Level 4 Health Travel Advisory at travel.state.gov
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States and check with your airline regarding any updated information about your travel plans.
- Visit the Internal Revenue Service’s website for information on the Economic Impact Payment
- Monitor local news for updates.
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