Foreign travel advice

Honduras

Important Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel

It is illegal to travel abroad from the UK for holidays. Follow current COVID-19 rules where you live: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

In England, you must have a permitted reason to travel abroad and complete the declaration form.

Some countries have closed borders, and any country may further restrict travel or bring in new social distancing rules with little warning. Check our advice for each country you will visit or transit through.

When you return, follow the rules to enter the UK from abroad (except from Ireland).

Summary

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to:

  • the whole of Honduras based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Travel to Honduras is subject to entry restrictions

  • Honduras does not permit the entry of travellers who have been in the United Kingdom or South Africa in the 21 days prior to their arrival. This measure came into force on 23 December. This measure is not applicable to Honduran nationals, diplomats or foreign nationals who are legal residents
  • Honduras does not permit the entry of travellers who have been in South America in the 15 days prior to their arrival. This measure is not applicable to Honduran nationals, diplomats or foreign nationals who are legal residents in the country
  • Prior to arrival on an international flight, you are required to pre-register online with Honduran Immigration. You must present a negative COVID-19 test result upon arrival from a test taken in the previous 72 hours. You do not require a negative COVID-19 test if you have confirmation that you have received a COVID-19 vaccine
  • If you are eligible for entry, you should self-isolate for 14 days after arrival

See Entry requirements for more information before you plan to travel.

Preparing for your return journey to the UK

If you’re returning to the UK from overseas, you will need to:

If your return journey to the UK transits another country, you should check whether it is subject to a travel ban or any other additional requirements. If so, contact your travel provider.

COVID-19 has affected the availability of healthcare in Honduras. See Coronavirus

A daily curfew from 9pm to 5am is in place throughout the country. See Travel in Honduras

Hurricanes Eta and Iota, which struck Central America in November, caused flooding and landslides and severe damage to infrastructure. You should plan any essential travel carefully. You should monitor local and international weather updates from the US National Hurricane Centre. See Natural disasters and our Tropical Cyclones page for advice. Follow the advice of local authorities, including any evacuation orders.

You should note that airports can close at short notice, so before travelling to and from Honduras, you should contact your airline or travel agent to confirm that the airport is open.

Check our advice on foreign travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and sign up for email alerts for this travel advice.

If you’re planning travel to Honduras, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) guidance on foreign travel insurance.

For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page

Due to the movement of migrant caravans, you should take extra care at the land border crossings with Guatemala. See Land borders

There is no British Embassy in Honduras. Consular support may be limited in Honduras, with the exception of Tegucigalpa and the Bay Islands, and severely limited in more remote areas. See Consular assistance

There is a risk of dengue fever in Honduras. For information on avoidance, please visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre Website

Protests can happen anywhere in Honduras. Although normally peaceful, these can rapidly turn violent and be accompanied by a general break-down in law and order, including looting. The police have frequently responded with tear gas. Deaths and injuries have been reported. Although the protests are normally restricted to the main cities (especially Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula and La Ceiba), road blocks can occur anywhere at short notice, and can cause significant travel disruptions. Military police and the army have been deployed across the country to restore law and order.

Travel plans can be impacted at short notice. You should avoid all demonstrations, and do not try to pass through blockades.

Please monitor the situation with your tour operator and with the local authorities (COPECO) and the National Institute of Migration and monitor local and social media for updates.

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.

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

Although there is no recent history of terrorism in Honduras, attacks cannot be ruled out. See Terrorism

4,153 British nationals visited Honduras in 2016. Most visits are trouble free.

You can contact the emergency services by calling 911 (if you need the police, need an ambulance or need to report a fire).