April 19. The Honduras Institute of Tourism announced that the country has been awarded the Safe Travels Stamp by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). This designation recognizes Honduras’ adherence to the WTTC’s standard hygiene and sanitation protocol designed to keep travelers and people working in the tourism industry safe and healthy. These standards were developed by the WTTC following guidelines from the World Health Organization and the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and are endorsed by the World Tourism Organization.
“The WTTC Safe Travels Stamp recognizes the hard work of everyone in the Honduran tourism sector,” said Honduras Minister of Tourism Nicole Marrder. “All of the businesses and destinations in our
country that prioritize the health and safety of our visitors are integral in restoring confidence in the travel industry and welcoming international visitors back to our captivating and diverse destination.”
With its tropical climate, focus on nature activities, plentiful wide open spaces, and easy access from major gateways in the United States, Honduras is positioned as an attractive destination for travelers seeking their first international adventure since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Honduras began welcoming international travelers back on Aug. 17, 2020. The country requires a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) for entry taken no more than 72 hours before departure of travelers’ direct flight to Honduras. Tests for re-entry to the United States can be easily arranged with hotels directly or by visiting local express medical centers. Businesses are open at 50 percent capacity, and a curfew remains in place through April 18, 2021, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily.
Source: Insider Travel Report