Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Location: Atlántida and Francisco Morazán Departments

Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 80,000 reported cases worldwide.

On March 11, 2020, the Honduras Ministry of Health announced two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Atlántida and Francisco Morazán Departments.

The government of Honduras has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be placed into effect with little or no advance notice. Visit the website of for additional information on these new measures.

CDC has issued a Level 2 Travel Notice.

The government has announced that beginning tomorrow, Friday, March 13, all schools in the country will be closed for a period of 14 days due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Visit the local government COVID-19 website ( for updated information.

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