Roatan and COVID-19 – Honduras entry requirements

The island of Roatan officially opened its air and sea routes for international travelers on August 17th 2020. A month later Tranquilseas resort opened its gates and the Sunken Fish restaurant got lively with customers again.

We have placed all necessary measures to ensure your safety making it the right place for your vacation.


What do you need to know about your journey to Roatan?

If you are fully vaccinated for at least 14 days you do NOT need a COVID test to enter Roatan, Honduras. All travelers are required to show original vaccination card.

If you have not been vaccinated you will be required to show a negative result of a PCR or RAPID test – with minimum specificity of 85%, sensitivity of 98%, not older than 72 hours from the sample being taken.

The vaccination card or test result will be required by the airlines on your check-in and by the immigration officers upon your arrival in Honduras. It’s necessary to have the original physical vaccination card. Photocopies or digital copies are not accepted by immigration officers.

Another requirement for travelers to Honduras is to complete a Pre-check form. This form can be submitted from 48 hours before your arrival and you can find it here. The form is available in Spanish and English. If you need help filling the form please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can also check step-by-step guidelines available here.

You will receive an email with a pdf of the completed Pre-check form. It’s necessary to print this document and carry it with you on your travels. We recommend printing two copies.

Always contact the airline. Airline requirements may differ from entry requirements.


Short checklist for traveler

For your journey you will need:

  • Passport (with expiry date no less than 6 months).
  • Vaccination card OR negative rapid antigen (or PCR) test result.
  • Pre-check form.
  • Travelers from South America also need to show a proof of yellow fever vaccination.
  • Don’t forget good health travel insurance.

If you are not traveling to Honduras directly, don’t forget to check the entry or transit requirements of all countries you are traveling through.


Travelling to the United States from Roatan

As of June 12, 2022, CDC no longer requires a negative covid test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19. All non-U.S. citizen, non-U.S. immigrants traveling to the United States by air are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


COVID restrictions on the island

It’s recommended to wear a mask and keep social distance in inside public areas however most of the shops and restaurants on Roatan don’t require masks anymore. Masks are mandatory to wear at the airport, hospitals, and banks.

Please keep in mind that all restrictions are subject of change and can be adjusted anytime. We recommend frequently checking official resources such as the website of ministry of foreign affairs, CDC, Honduran embassy, airlines and health departments.

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