Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (August 3, 2020)

LOCATION: Honduras

EVENT: National Curfew Extended and Upcoming Commercial Flights

National Curfew Extended     

The Government of Honduras extended the National Curfew until Sunday, August 9 at 11:00 p.m.

Authorized businesses will be open Monday through Friday. Shopping and essential activities will be allowed Monday through Friday from 7:00 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, August 3, 2020 6
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 8
Thursday, August 6, 2020 9
Friday, August 7, 2020 0

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 for the following municipalities. 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 at limited capacity, and individuals may circulate under the same schedule.

Exempted from Phase I Reopening Plan
Department Municipality
Atlántida La Ceiba, Tela
Colón Trujillo, Saba, Tocoa, Bonia Oriental
Francisco Morazán Reitoca, San Buenaventura, Santa Lucía
Gracias a Dios Puerto Lempira, Brus Laguna
Intibucá La Esperanza, Intibucá,
La Paz La Paz, San José, Santa María
Santa Bárbara Las Vegas, Trinidad
Yoro Yoro, El Progreso
Choluteca Orocuina, Pespire, San Antonio de Flores
Cortés Omoa, Pimienta, Potrerillos
El Paraíso Ocotepeque, Sinuapa
Olancho Juticalpa
Valle Nacaome, Amapala, Langue, San Francisco de Coray, San Lorenzo

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

Flight Information Contact
August 4, 2020 Tegucigalpa Houston, TX www.united.com
August 6, 2020 Tegucigalpa Houston, TX
August 7, 2020 San Pedro Sula Houston, TX
August 10, 2020 San Pedro Sula Fort Lauderdale, FL www.spirit.com
August 13, 2020 San Pedro Sula Fort Lauderdale, FL

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.

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