HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (April 6, 2020)
EVENT: Window of Opportunity Diminishing
The U.S. Embassy continues seeking commercial flights for U.S. citizens who would like to leave Honduras. However, opportunities to exit Honduras are decreasing and the strain on health services is increasing. IF flights become available in your area, DO NOT WAIT to see if there is a better option.
You may express interest in future flights by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org NOW. We will contact you shortly after we receive your email. This response will serve as confirmation of receipt of your information and your addition to our call list.
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:
- Flight Preference (Government Chartered or Commercial):
Once you have a confirmation email from the embassy, there is no need to contact us multiple times. We will send you a confirmation letter and promissory note for you to review prior to the flight. Citizens will need to make arrangements for onward flights and lodging once in the United States.
Legal Permanent Residents (LPR) travelling with a United States citizen are allowed on government chartered flights. If you are an LPR, submit your card number and expiration date in addition to the above information.
The U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa has already helped 5,900 U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents return to the United States since March 15. We will continue to seek other flight options, but the task is 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.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 security updates.