Honduras – Update on measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19

21 abril, 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 19 April 2020 to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the entire territory of Honduras will remain in lockdown ‎until 26 April 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 26 April 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, Honducor asks to be exempted from the normal rules and standards relating to delivery times and compensation for late deliveries once its services resume.

Correos de Honduras thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding.