Honduras – Continuation of lockdown

05 August, 2020

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 2 August 2020 to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the entire territory of Honduras will remain in lockdown ‎until 9 August 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 9 August 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.

Honducor received government authorization to proceed with the first phase of reopening on 30 July 2020, and staff are gradually returning to work. Initially, the focus will be on opening dispatches received prior to the declaration of curfew on 16 March 2020, and sorting and delivering those items.

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