Foreign travel advice

Honduras

Important COVID-19 Travel

Under current UK COVID-19 restrictions, you must stay at home. You must not travel, including abroad, unless you have a legally permitted reason to do so. It is illegal to travel abroad for holidays and other leisure purposes.

Check the rules that apply to you in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

If you intend to travel to the UK from abroad, including UK nationals returning home, you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result taken up to 3 days before departure. If you do not comply (and you do not have a valid exemption) your airline or carrier may refuse you boarding and/or you may be fined on arrival.

Before you return to the UK you must provide your journey and contact details. You must self-isolate when you enter the UK from any foreign country except Ireland, unless you have a valid exemption.

When you enter England from abroad (except Ireland), you must follow the new requirements for quarantining and taking additional COVID-19 tests. For those travelling from a country on the banned travel list you will be required to quarantine in a hotel. Different rules apply for arrivals into England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

If you are legally permitted to travel abroad, check our advice on your country of destination. Some other countries have closed borders, and may further restrict movement or bring in new rules including testing requirements with little warning.

Entry requirements

The information on this page covers the most common types of travel and reflects the UK government’s understanding of the rules currently in place. Unless otherwise stated, this information is for travellers using a full ‘British Citizen’ passport.

The authorities in the country or territory you are travelling to are responsible for setting and enforcing the rules for entry. If you are unclear about any aspect of the entry requirements, or you need further reassurance, you will need to contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you are travelling to.

You should also consider checking with your transport provider or travel company to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

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.

Honduran nationals, foreign nationals who are legally residents in the country and diplomats who have been in the UK or South Africa in the two weeks prior to their arrival will be allowed to enter, however they must quarantine for a period of 14 days in their place of residence.

The Honduran authorities request that people keep up to date with the latest restrictions by visiting the following official page where all important information about COVID-19 as well as all advice from the Honduran authorities can be found. See Health.

Entry to Honduras

You must follow the social distancing rules and wear a mask at all times while at the airport.

If you are eligible for entry, prior to arrival, 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 should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test.

Keep up to date with information from your tour operator, transport or accommodation provider on the impact on any existing travel plans. If you need further information about entry requirements, contact the Honduran immigration authorities or the nearest Honduran Embassy/Consulate. You should also check with your airline or travel company for the latest information.

Testing/screening on arrival

You should comply with any additional screening or testing measures put in place by the authorities.

Quarantine requirements

If you are eligible for entry, you should self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. Local authorities will provide further instructions about the place where you should complete the quarantine.

Data collection

Upon arrival in Honduras, you will be asked to complete an immigration form where you will be required to provide the address where you will be staying. Local authorities will provide further instructions on any other details you should provide upon arrival.

Testing on departure

There is currently no testing upon departure in Honduras. They will take your temperature upon arrival at the airport.

Regular entry requirements

Visas

British nationals do not need a visa to visit Honduras. You can get a 30 day visit entry stamp on arrival. If you wish to extend this you can do so up to a maximum of 90 days by applying at an Immigration Office.

If you overstay you should expect to pay a fine at the Immigration Office when you apply to extend your stay or before departure. For information on which office to go to and how to follow this process contact the National Institute of Migration (Facebook).

For more information on entry requirements for other purposes, like voluntary work, contact the Honduran Embassy in London hondurasuk@lineone.net.

Children travelling with only one parent or without both parents or legal guardians must present a notarised letter of consent from the non-travelling parent(s) or legal guardian(s) to enter and exit Honduras. Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Honduras, or if you’re in Honduras the nearest National Institute of Migration (Facebook), for information about the process and language requirements for consent documents.

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Honduras.

Central America Border Control Agreement

Honduras is party to the Central America Border Control Agreement (CA-4). Under the terms of this agreement, British tourists can travel within any of the CA-4 countries (Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala) for a period of up to 90 days without completing entry and exit formalities at border immigration checkpoints. This period begins at the first point of entry of any of the CA-4 countries. Fines are applied for travellers who exceed this 90-day limit, although a request for an extension can be made for up to 30 days by paying a fee before the 90 day limit expires. If you are expelled from any of the four countries you are also excluded from the entire CA-4 region.

If you are planning on travelling to Nicaragua, prior to your trip you should check information on entry requirements with your travel company, the Nicaraguan Immigration authorities or by contacting your nearest Nicaraguan embassy. You should also check our travel advice for Nicaragua.

Land borders

If you arrive or depart at a land border, the immigration authorities may charge you a fee of US$3 at the border crossing. Keep the receipt until you leave the country and make sure your passport is stamped.

Due to the movement of migrant caravans, you should take extra care at the walking border crossings with Guatemala. On 1 October 2020, a caravan of approximately 3000 migrants from Honduras, forced their way through Frontera de Corinto (in Izabal) border crossing between Honduras and Guatemala.

You may experience some disruptions at the land border crossings between Honduras and Guatemala, due to the passage of migrant caravans.

Yellow fever certificate requirements

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.

Departure tax

There is a US$48.44 (or Lempira equivalent) airport departure tax which should be included in the price of the ticket (if not, be prepared to pay this in cash or with a credit card). There is also an airport departure tax for domestic flights of 54.13 Lempiras (or the equivalent in US dollars). For more information, check the Honduras Airports website.

UK Emergency Travel Documents

UK Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) are valid for entry to and exit from Honduras. ETDs must also have a minimum period of six months validity from the date you enter Honduras.

If you are travelling via the United States of America on an ETD, you will need to get a US visa. For more information, please contact the US Embassy in Guatemala.