Summary

There’s 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

A wave of protests is currently (June 2019) affecting 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 also 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 these can cause significant travel disruptions; Tegucigalpa’s Tocontin airport was also closed for most of a day in late May. There are also reports of fuel shortages. Military police and the army are being deployed across the country in an attempt to restore law and order.

Travel plans may be impacted at short notice. Please avoid all demonstrations, and do not try to pass through blockades. You should follow the advice of local authorities and your tour operator or airline, and monitor local and social media for updates.

Airlines sometimes modify their schedules at short notice. You should check with your airline before you travel.

The “El Florido” border and the road to the town of Copan are only open from 6am to 9pm. Please monitor the situation with your tour operator and with the local authorities (COPECO) and the National Institute of Migration.

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

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’s no recent history of terrorism in Honduras, attacks can’t 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).

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.