HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (April 5, 2020)
EVENT: Flight Options Dwindle
The U.S. Embassy will continue to seek rescue flights for U.S. citizens requesting to leave Honduras. We encourage all U.S. citizens to follow curfew rules set out by the government of Honduras and refrain from unduly traveling long distances on roads with potential hazards.
In light of decreasing opportunities to exit Honduras and the increasing strain on health services, DO NOT WAIT if a flight option becomes available in your area.
You may express interest in future flights by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org NOW.
Please submit all of the following information for each individual passenger:
- Full Name (as it reads on your passport):
- Passport Number:
- Passport Expiration Date:
- Date of Birth:
- Email Address:
- Mailing Address:
- Emergency Contact Person:
- Emergency Contact Phone Number:
- Reliable Phone Number to Call You in Honduras:
- Date Entered Honduras:
- Current Location in Honduras:
Legal Permanent Residents (LPR) travelling with a United States citizen are allowed on government flights. On some flights, LPRs are allowed to travel alone. If you are an LPR, submit your card number and expiration date in addition to the above information.
If we have a flight near you, the Embassy will contact you to verify your information and give you flight details. We will also send out a confirmation letter and promissory note for you to review prior to the flight.
Please note: We do not have control over the destination of flights which are offered for evacuating U.S. citizens. If you repeatedly refuse the use of these flights, we will assume you are no longer interested in a government chartered flight.
If offered a flight, we encourage you to take it and make arrangements for onward flights and lodging once you are in the United States.
The U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa has already helped 5,800 U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents return to the United States since March 15. We will continue to seek other rescue flight options, but the task may become increasingly challenging with each passing day.
ACTIONS TO TAKE:
- U.S. citizens who are present in Honduras should enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). Enrollment in STEP enables the American Citizen Services unit in Tegucigalpa to reach out directly to U.S. citizens in need of assistance. STEP also allows U.S. citizens to receive Alerts to convey information about terrorist threats, security incidents, planned demonstrations, natural disasters, etc.
- 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.govfor the latest information.
- Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
- 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.