HEALTH ALERT – U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras (April 9, 2020)
EVENT: Curfew Update – Revised Days and Hours for Shopping
The Government of Honduras has extended the curfew until 3:00 p.m. on April 19, 2020.
Tomorrow only, Friday, April 10, only people whose identification number ends in 7 or 8 will be able to shop and do other essential errands. Saturday April 11 only, people whose identification number ends in 9 and 0 will be permitted to shop and do other essential errands. Thereafter, on Saturdays and Sundays nobody will be allowed to circulate, with the exception of those exempt from the circulation restrictions – including U.S. citizens carrying their “salvoconducto” letters.
The National Police announced banks, supermarkets, pharmacies, and gas stations will be open next week Monday through Friday until 5:00 p.m.
Shopping will be allowed from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. according to the last digit of an individual’s identity card, passport, or residence card:
The elderly, women who are pregnant, and individuals with disabilities will be able to exclusively access grocery stores and pharmacies 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 that corresponds to the last number on their identification.
All U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to respect the curfew and minimize trips out of the home. It is mandatory to use face masks, sanitary gel, and social distancing in public.
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 United States.
- Monitor local news for updates.
U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa
Tel. (504) 2238-5114
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.