HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (July 13, 2020)
EVENT: National Curfew Extended and Upcoming Commercial Flights
National Curfew Extended
The Government of Honduras extended the National Curfew until Sunday, July 19 at 11:00 p.m.
Banks, pharmacies, gas stations, supermarkets, hardware stores, fruit and vegetable markets, 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.|
|Monday, July 13, 2020||1|
|Tuesday, July 14, 2020||2|
|Wednesday, July 15, 2020||3|
|Thursday, July 16, 2020||4|
|Friday, July 17, 2020||5|
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.
The Government of Honduras has suspended the Phase I reopening in the Central District (including Tegucigalpa and Comayagüela), San Pedro Sula, Olancho, Choluteca, Atlántida, Comayagua, Santa Bárbara, Lempira, and Colón. Sectors previously authorized to operate under Phase I, including non-essential businesses, must remain closed. Outside of these areas, Phase I businesses are permitted to operate, and individuals may circulate under the same schedule.
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.
|July 15, 2020||San Pedro Sula||Fort Lauderdale, FL||www.spirit.com|
|July 16, 2020||Tegucigalpa||Houston, TX||www.united.com|
|July 17, 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 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.
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
For information on Non-Immigrant visas please contact the Non Immigrant Visa Unit
For information on Immigrant visas please contact the Immigrant Visa Unit