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

The requirements for going back to the United States are following:

The current requirement for traveling back to the United States is a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 24 hours before travel. There are many places on the island you can get tested at. At Tranquilseas we offer a COVID-19 antigen diagnostic test performed by a physician. You will receive your result within couple of hours.

Children under 2 years old do not need to test.


Information for travelers from the United Kingdom and South Africa

Non-resident Honduran citizens and tourists coming from the United Kingdom or South Africa or having visited or transited through those areas in the last 21 days are restricted from entering Honduras via any means.

Honduran citizens and foreigner residents in Honduras coming from the United Kingdom or South Africa or having visited or transited through those areas in the last two weeks must quarantine for 14 days upon entry to Honduras.

These restrictions are temporary and we recommend checking their current application with official government sources.

COVID restrictions on the island

All hotels and restaurants on the island must follow strict guidelines for safekeeping of their guests.

Please follow the below guidelines and recommendations to ensure your own safety:

  • Wear a mask in public inside areas and whenever you can’t keep a safe social distance.
  • It’s mandatory to wear a mask in stores, supermarkets, banks, hospitals, airport and other inside public areas.
  • Keep social distancing of 6 feet unless it’s your family.
  • Wash and disinfect your hands often.
  • Allow the guards and shop assistants to measure your temperature whenever required.
  • Immediately report any COVID-19 symptoms to the staff.

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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