HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (March 28, 2020)
EVENT: Urgent Update for Resident and Visiting U.S. Citizens Regarding Return to the United States
The State Department has issued a Global Level 4 Health Alert urging U.S. citizens to avoid international travel and those already abroad to return to the United States.
U.S. citizens in Honduras considering a return to the United States should immediately avail themselves of opportunities to do so.
From March 29 to 31 rescue flights on commercial airlines are available, but no additional flights are currently scheduled. If you plan to return to the United States, please make arrangements to do so now.
You will find a full description of embassy efforts to repatriate U.S. citizens in a message from the Acting Chief of Mission and Consul General here.
Current flight options:
United Airlines is offering direct flights from Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, and Roatán to Houston, IAH. U.S. citizens may book flights through the following means:
https://wa.me/50498992978 (San Pedro Sula)
+1 800 864 8331
+1 800 421 4655
+504 800 2791 9489
The following organization continues to schedule charter flights from San Pedro Sula and has availability. U.S. travelers are encouraged to reach out directly to make flight arrangements.
|Eastern Airlines||Contact Info|
Three flights currently scheduled:
March 31, 2019
San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP) – Miami (MIA)
Phone: +1 855 2167601 with extended hours until 1:00 a.m. EST
If you are interested in a U.S. Government-arranged rescue flight, should one become available, please email USAHonduras@State.gov
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.gov for 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 U.S.
- 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 Alerts.