Honduras – Continuation of lockdown

18 junio, 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 14 June 2020 to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the entire territory of Honduras will remain in lockdown ‎until 28 June 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 28 June 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.

In addition, Correos de Honduras is one of the government corporations engaged in restarting the national economy. The smart resumption of normal activities began on 8 June 2020 with the reopening of the Toncontin main exchange office (HNTGUA). It is opening and sorting dispatches received up until the week of 9 to 15 March 2020, and making the items available for collection at the office to addressees who are permitted to go out on that day (based on the last digit of their identity card).

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