Honduras – Measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19

24 März, 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 measures taken by the Honduran Government to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the entire territory is in lockdown at least until 29 March 2020.

To protect the health of all Hondurans, extraordinary measures have been adopted, giving the government far-reaching powers to take action to prevent the spread of the disease. Honducor will operate in line with these strict government measures.

In this context, and to minimize human contact and protect its workers, Honducor has decided that it is necessary to suspend the postal service right across the postal supply chain until 29 March 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 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.

Likewise, Honducor asks to be excused from delivery time requirements and compensation for late delivery of postal items until its normal operations resume.

Correos de Honduras thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding. It will update them via EmIS once the situation has returned to normal.