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
US Government Travel Requirements (2022)
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will require all passengers - two years or older –to show the following before boarding a flight to the United States:
- For fully vaccinated travelers: a negative COVID test taken no more than one day prior to flight departure.
- For travelers NOT fully vaccinated: a negative COVID test taken no more than one day prior to flight departure.
- Travelers who test positive, may travel with the Letter of Recovery as outlined by the CDC and the airline, and proof of a positive test within the past 90 days.
COVID TRAVEL, TESTING AND ISOLATION POLICY FOR TEAM MEMBERS
Health Caring Services and Hospital Socorro de lo Alto will follow all requirements for air travel as designated by the Honduran and United States governments.
If testing is required for air travel to the USA, those tests will be done at the hospital. Each team member will pay for all tests requested.
If a team member does not meet the requirements for air travel to the USA, they will isolate at the hospital for the period of time as defined by the CDC. Each team member will pay for all expenses incurred due to the isolation, i.e. food, lodging, transportation.
When the needed isolation period is complete, as defined by the CDC, a letter of recovery for air travel will be provided by the medical staff at Hospital
Socorro do lo Alto.
If the team member requires medical care beyond what is able to be provided at Hospital Socorro de lo Alto, they will be transferred to the COVID hospital in San Pedro Sula.
I have read and agree to the terms as stated above and understand that there are no exceptions to this policy.
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 10/2021, All persons entering Honduras must have proof of full vaccination, a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of travel or a letter of recovery from COVID from a physician. For more information, talk to your team leader or visit: https://hn.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
or similar information site.
All travelers entering or exiting Honduras must have a Pre-check form. This form can be acquired 2 ways:
- fill out the form at the official Honduran site for free: https://prechequeo.inm.gob.hn/Register
; the form cannot be applied for more than 72 hours from the time of departure; travelers will receive a confirmation email, which they should print and carry with them; Team leaders can obtain detailed information on how to fill out this form that can be shared with their team members
- the form can also be obtained through www.iVisa.com
; the form can be applied for within 30 days of time of departure; the cost for normal processing is $20; iVisa will send you the Pre-check form you need for travel
HCS recommends www.iVisa.com
for the obtaining of the Pre-check form. The official Honduran site has been known to be difficult to understand and/or the site is shut down completely. No one can enter the country without 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.