Honduras – Continuation of lockdown

14 September, 2020


The designated operator of Honduras, Empresa de Correos de Honduras ‎‎(Honducor), asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that, in ‎view of the measures adopted by the Honduran Government through an executive order of 6 September 2020 to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the entire territory of Honduras will remain in lockdown ‎until 13 September 2020 (or a later date to be communicated in due course).

To minimize human contact and protect its workers, Honducor has decided that it ‎is necessary to suspend the postal service across the entire postal supply chain until 13 September 2020, or ‎a later date to be communicated in due course (from admission of international mail at land and sea ‎borders, and at Ramon Villeda Morales Airport in San Pedro Sula and Toncontin Airport in ‎Tegucigalpa). It therefore asks countries that normally send their mail to Honduras by air cargo or ‎commercial flights not to do so for the time being; otherwise the mails will need to be stored in ‎customs warehouses, generating significant extra costs. An exception may be made for humanitarian ‎aid, which Honducor is able to process with the knowledge and prior authorization of the Honduran ‎Government‎.

Correos de Honduras is still in the first phase of reopening. The rest of its employees will gradually return to work once the government authorizes the second phase. It is still opening dispatches and sorting and delivering items that were received before the government first declared the lockdown on 16 March 2020.

Correos de Honduras thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding. It will keep them updated via EmIS.