COVID 19 Travel Requirements
TRAVELING TO AND FROM ROATAN, HONDURAS
International Travelers Entering Honduras Must:
1. Have a passport valid for at least the next six months
2. Declare that they have no COVID 19 Symptoms
3. Have proof of FULL COVID vaccination obtained at least two weeks prior to arrival.
A negative COVID-19 PCR or a rapid test result taken within 72 hours before arrival in Honduras.
It is up to you to get this test, and have the results with you upon arrival. There are many clinics that offer travel services if your health care provider cannot.
4. Have in their possession a filled out Precheqeuo (Pre-check) form.
This form is available online, through the Pre-Check User Guide with Links, user instructions, and translations. This form must be in hand, filled out, and completed before your arrival per instructions.
5. Submit an Affidavit online
This form is linked to the Pre-Check User Guide above, near the bottom with instructions that you don’t need to print it, just submit it online. Take it from us; print it, and bring it with you also.
For more, and current information explore these links:
The United States Embassy in Honduras COVID 19 Information
Domestic carriers CM Airlines, and Aerolineas Sosa are operating out of Toncontin Airport in Tegucigalpa (TGU), and the Ramón Villeda Morales Airport in San Pedro Sula (SPS) with daily flights to Roatan.
American, Delta, and United Airlines also provide service to Tegucigalpa (TGU), and San Pedro Sula (SPS) on the mainland.
CRUISE SHIP TRAVEL
Cruise ships have started returning to Roatan at both the Cruise Terminal in Coxen Hole, and Carnival’s Mahogany Bay Port. This is encouraging news and we hope it bodes well for the future. Contact your cruise provider for COVID-19 Vaccination and testing requirements.
While in Honduras
The Government of Honduras has suspended the national 10:00 PM curfew as of October 1st. Individuals out and about after that time must carry original proof of vaccination.
Wearing of masks is mandated in public places, with temperatures taken at the door, and hand sanitizer dispensed.
Returning to the U.S.
Effective December 6, 2021, you must have a COVID-19 viral test (regardless of vaccination status or citizenship) no more than 1 day before you travel by air into the United States. The government of Honduras has ordered airlines not to let anyone board unless they can show a negative test result from a Government Authorized Clinic. You must show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight.
Convenient COVID Testing at West End Divers
We are currently offering to arrange rapid Government Approved COVID Testing at our dive center prior to your return trip. We have teamed up with Woods Medical Center who sends a Medical Practitioner on request to provide a valid test and documentation for most international travel (USA etc). Usually arranged for the day before departure, the test takes 15 minutes and costs $50.
Some European countries are requiring a PCR test for return. This test can also be provided, but will take 24 to 36 hours for results, as they must be delivered to, and returned from a lab on the mainland. Pre-scheduling for the best time window is advised. This test is $225.
Foreign Travelers to, or through the U.S.
White House and CDC have announced details of the new vaccination policy that will go into effect for international travelers on November 8. As of that date, foreign national air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status as well as a COVID-19 viral test taken within 24 hours prior to boarding an airplane to the United States.
Please see the CDC’s webpage Testing and International Air Travel.