International Travel Information
As requirements change frequently, it is incumbent for each person to be responsible for knowing what the current travel requirements are at the time of their travel. https://travelbans.org/north-america/honduras/
Team Leaders will also have the pertinent information that is needed to prepare for travel, but you, the traveler, are responsible to make sure the requirements are met so as to not be turned away at the airport.
US Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
Health Caring Services recommends that all team members enroll in the USA sponsored Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency: https://step.state.gov/
US Government Travel Requirements
All air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens and fully vaccinated people, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 3 days before travel or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months before they board a flight to the United States.
Health Caring Services is recommending that all team members receive the COVID-19 vaccine prior to traveling to Honduras. This vaccine series should be completed at least 2 weeks prior to departure for Honduras.
For more information about other vaccines, see the Team Member Manual linked here:
Team Member Manual (Word Document)
Honduran Government Travel Requirements
As of November 2020, All travelers entering and exiting Honduras MUST complete the immigration precheck form at:
Travelers will receive a confirmation email, which they should print and carry with them. Your team leader has detailed instructions to help you with this form.
Your application will not be complete until all information, payment, documents, itinerary, and travel insurance policy are submitted as requested on the application form.
The items listed below are due nine (9) weeks before departure for Honduras and are to be uploaded onto the application form as directed. If any of the documents listed are not submitted with the application or are not within the required date requirements, there will be an additional, non-refundable re-submission fee of $350.
Have all of your documents ready to upload before starting the application process to avoid this additional charge.
All date-sensitive documentation must be current for dates of the mission trip you are participating on.
ALL team members:
Passport – color picture of the signature and information pages. Passports must be valid for 6 months AFTER your DEPARTURE from Honduras.
1st-time participants: medical school diploma, residency certificate, Board certification- current for dates of trip, DEA- current for dates of trip, medical license- current for dates of trip.
Returning participants: Board Certification- current for dates of trip, DEA- current for dates of trip, medical license- current for dates of trip.
1st-time participants: dental school diploma, DEA- current for dates of trip, dental license- current for dates of trip.
Returning participants: DEA- current for dates of trip, dental license- current for dates of trip.
Medical school diploma, DEA- current for dates of trip, medical license- current for dates of trip.
All other medical professionals:
Training certificate or diploma, license- current for dates of trip.