Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Honduras’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.
On 3 December 2022, as part of its plan to address extortion, the government of Honduras announced a state of exception for a period of 30 days, starting from 6 December 2022. On 6 January 2023 the Government announced the extension of the State of Exception for a further 45 days, starting from 6 January and included an additional 73 municipalities throughout the country. See Local Travel
If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.
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.
More than 4000 British nationals visited Honduras in 2016. Most visits are trouble free. However, crime and violence are serious problems 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.
Hurricanes Eta and Iota struck Central America in November 2020, and caused flooding, landslides and severe damage to infrastructure. Some roads remain damaged. 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.
Due to the movement of migrant caravans, you should take extra care at the land border crossings with Guatemala. See Land borders.
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. See Safety and security.
You can contact the emergency services by calling 911 (if you need the police, need an ambulance or need to report a fire).
There is no British Embassy in Honduras. Consular support may be limited in Honduras, with the exception of Tegucigalpa, and severely limited in more remote areas. See Consular assistance.