Elections in November 2017 led to a contested result followed by widespread protests, some of which turned violent. Over 30 people have died, many injured and over 1,500 arrested. Roads have also been blocked by protestors.

If you’re travelling in Honduras, you should remain vigilant and avoid large gatherings. In the event of any further unrest, you should follow the advice and instructions of the local authorities, monitor local news channels and be prepared to amend your travel plans accordingly.

Some airlines have also been modifying their schedules at short notice. You should check with your airline before you travel.

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.