Foreign travel advice

Honduras

Summary

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Honduras, with the exception of the Bay Islands (Roatán, Utila and Guanaja).

Honduras held nationwide elections on 26 November 2017. Political tensions are high and there have been reports of violent protests, looting and disruption to travel, including road blockades. You should avoid all political demonstrations and monitor local news channels for the latest information.

There is currently a curfew in place for most of mainland Honduras between the hours of 8pm and 5am. You should remain indoors during the curfew at all times and continue to follow the advice of the local authorities. This curfew does not affect the Bay Islands, Copan Ruins, Trujillo and Tela where there are no current restrictions on travel. If you have an essential trip to Honduras already planned and still wish to travel, you should check with your airline to confirm your flight status. Some airlines have amended their flight schedules to accommodate the curfew requirements.

UK health authorities have classified Honduras as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

The rainy season normally runs from June to November, coinciding with the hurricane season in the Caribbean.

There’s no British Embassy in Honduras. If you need emergency consular assistance, you should contact the British Honorary Consul in Tegucigalpa or Roatán, or the British Embassy in Guatemala City. See Safety and security

Crime and violence are a serious problem throughout Honduras and the country has one of the highest homicide rates in the world. You should exercise a high degree of caution. See Crime

Avoid travelling on public buses (repainted US school buses). Private inter-city coach services are safer but not immune from attack. See Road travel

Demonstrations can occur throughout Honduras, often with little or no notice. You should avoid all demonstrations. See Safety and security

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Honduras, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

8,000 British nationals visited Honduras in 2015. Most visits are trouble free.

You can contact the emergency services by calling 199 (police), 195 (ambulance) or 198 (fire).

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.